The Ozark Festival Orchestra will continue its 29th season with its 10th annual Young Artists Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 in the Monett City Hall Auditorium.
Eleven young people from smaller southwest Missouri towns auditioned in January for the privilege of playing a concerto movement with the full orchestra. Under the baton of Music Director Ken Meisinger, the orchestra will be playing music by Haydn and Mozart with the soloists.
Senior division winner Janine Niswonger, of Neosho, a student of Marilyn Abercrombie of Neosho, will play the finale to Haydn's Piano Concerto in G Major, Hob. XVIII: No. 4. Junior division winner Isaac Foster, of Bois D'Arc, a student of Cindy Dittrich of Springfield, will play the "larghetto" movement from the Piano Concerto in F Major No. 11 by Mozart.
In addition, the orchestra will play two crowd pleasing selections: the tuneful "Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1" by Ottorino Respighi, and "Eight Russian Folksongs" by Anatol Liadov.
A reception for the soloists will follow the concert in the auditorium.
Admission to the concert is $5. Children high school age and under will be admitted free.
The Monett City Hall is located at Fifth and Bond streets, one block north of UMB Bank on Broadway in downtown Monett.
The Young Artists program is underwritten by funds from the Barry-Lawrence Area United Fund.
The Ozark Festival Orchestra is supported by memberships, corporate and local foundation underwriting and concert sponsors.