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Feb. 10, 2012

Whittington Competition winners to perform in upcoming concert with Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Three Birmingham-Southern College student winners will perform with the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra, directed by BSC Joseph Hugh Thomas Professor of Music Lester Seigel, in the 11th annual Whittington Music Competition concert on Sunday, Feb. 19. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. in the college’s Hill Recital Hall.

Whittington Competition winners

Each fall, Birmingham-Southern music students enter the campus competition to earn the unique opportunity of performing with a full orchestra. Each contestant performs a five-to-seven minute preview to an outside panel of judges.

McGinty Chilcutt, a senior biology major from West Point, Miss., will solo in the Violin Concerto No. 3 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Iris Reddick, a junior music major from Memphis, will perform Elegie by Gabriel Faure for cello and orchestra; and Rose Reddick, also a junior music major from Memphis, is featured in the A Major piano concerto by Mozart.

The program also will feature three short transcriptions of works by Schumann, Brahms, and Mozart orchestrated by BSC music majors Meagan Ford, Thomas Head, and Katie Lott, as well as Sergei Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kije Suite.

The Whittington Music Competition is named for Frances and Dorsey Whittington, lead instructors in the Birmingham Conservatory of Music, which later became BSC’s music department. 

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