Violinist Emily Feekes and pianist Angela Miller will highlight the upcoming free concert of the USD Symphony Orchestra, Monday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Slagle Auditorium. Emily Feekes, who will play the first movement of Edouard Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole, is in her second year as a graduate student in music at USD, where she studies with Dr. John Thomson. She plays with the Sioux City Symphony, holds a Rawlins Fellowship, and has been a member of the Townsley Graduate Piano Trio. Ms. Feekes earned her bachelor's degree in music from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA. She is the daughter of Duane and Marilyn Feekes of Orange City.
The first movement of Beethoven's dramatic Third Piano Concerto will feature another winner of the competition, Angela Miller. A third winner, Elisabeth Heinrichs, will play concerto on the orchestra's all-Mozart concert May 1. Ms. Miller, daughter of Michael and Janet Miller, is originally from Summit. She is a junior in piano performance and studies with Dr. Susan Keith Gray. She is a Truran Piano Scholar and was the winner of the 2004 SDMTA Collegiate Piano Competition.
The orchestra will also give the program for the fourth grad students of the Vermillion public schools at 10 a.m.
the same morning.