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Classical Masters Music Festival coming in June

Local youth musicians encouraged to apply now to compete

The Classical Masters Music Festival announces its annual festival on June 9-10 at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College.

Exceptional local young musicians and an international competitor will perform during the festival. Music-lovers are invited to enjoy an impressive two-day event filled with concerts, competitions and master lectures.

Local youth musicians are encouraged to apply now for Festival competition. There are a variety of different categories for musicians. Application deadline is May 1.

Exciting Festival performance activities include:

• Opening concert on Saturday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m. featuring a stellar line-up of two very young and talented pianists: Folsom resident Dominic Pang (first-place winner of the 2011 Classical Masters Music Festival Category A — 7 years old); Folsom resident Christopher Son Richardson (first-place winner of the 2011 Classical Masters Music Festival Category B2 — 12 years old); and featured guest pianist Yeol Eum Son, Silver medalist of the 13th Van Cliburn 2009 International Piano Competition and the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for the Best Performance of Chamber Music. Tickets are $29.

• Master Classes on Saturday afternoon, June 9, with focused classes for music teachers, aspiring novice pianists, chamber music ensembles and advanced young pianists. Tickets are $10.

• Final piano competition/closing concert on Sunday, June 10, at 3 p.m. Solo piano semi-finalists, ages 4-18, from all over the state, including the Sacramento region, will compete for final prize categories. Tickets are $19.

The Classical Masters Musical Festival is a registered nonprofit organization and its mission is to provide an interacting and engaging environment that supports and stimulates the interest of young people in music and performing arts. The festival founder is 16-year-old Granite Bay resident Austin Lee. Austin’s vision has received ground-swell support from many local business and education leaders who believe in the importance and value of music in the lives of young people.

All events will take place at Three Stages Arts Center on the campus of Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. For tickets go to threestages.net or call (916) 608-6888. Visit classicalmastersmusicfestival.org for more information.

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