Oct 3, 2013 11:45 AM

CC Symphony Orchestra

Oct. 12 concert to feature three winners of 2013 Van Cliburn Piano Competition

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra's 68th season opens Oct. 12 with a "Once in a Lifetime" performance by three winners of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko, Crystal Award winner Sean Chen and finalist Fei-Fei Dong will join the CCSO on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center stage for the concert.

"The CCSO is likely to be the only symphony in the country to have three winners of the prestigious Cliburn Competition perform in a single evening, truly making this a once in a lifetime experience," said Executive Director Robert Reed. "There is no better way to kick off a season celebrating a decade with Maestro John Giordano, who serves as jury chairman for the competition."

The evening's program is as follows:

• Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, op. 21
• Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43
• Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, op. 26

Tickets are available at the CCSO Box Office located at 555 N. Carancahua, Tower II, Suite 410. They also can be purchased by phone at 361.883.6683 or online at ccsymphony.org.

About the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra: Founded in 1945, the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra is the premiere classical orchestra along the Texas Gulf Coast. As a professional contract orchestra, the CCSO provides classical and pops music experiences to the region's culturally diverse audience. The CCSO is under the musical direction of Maestro John Giordano.

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