HPU Invites The Community To A Complimentary Performance Of The Greensboro Symphony

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 6, 2011 – High Point University will offer the delightful sounds of the Greensboro Symphony as a gift to the community in a special concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

Led by Conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky, the concert will feature guest violinist Yura Lee, who will play the Paganini Violin concerto. Lee, recipient of the 2007 Avery Fisher Career Grant, has appeared with many prestigious orchestras, among them the New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Monte Carlo Philharmonics, the Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Houston, Saint Louis, San Francisco Symphonies and the Cleveland, Minnesota Orchestras. In 2000, she made her Carnegie Hall debut with Leonard Slatkin and the National Symphony Orchestra. In 2006, she was the first prize winner in the Leopold Mozart Competition and was also awarded the Mozart Prize, the Mozart Medal, the Jugend Jury Prize, and the Public Prize.

Recently, Lee was nominated and represented by Carnegie Hall for its ECHO (European Concert Hall Organization) series with recitals at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, the Vienna Musikverein, Salzburg Mozarteum, Brussels? Palais des Beaux-Arts, Amsterdam?s Concertgebouw, Stockholm?s Konserthus, Athens? Concert Hall and the Cologne Philharmonie. Lee regularly performs chamber music at the Marlboro, Salzburg, Verbier, Caramoor, Ravinia, Kronberg and Aspen Music Festivals.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer such a unique opportunity to the community,” says Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations at HPU. “We encourage the community to join us in this celebration of music.”

Complimentary tickets (limit two) are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis by contacting 336-841-4587 or reservations@highpoint.edu.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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