2017 Final Forte finalists (L-R): Julian Rhee, violin; Naomi Sutherland, harp; Michael Wu, piano; Yaoyao Chen, violin.
press release: The final round of the MSO's Bolz Young Artist Competition is Wednesday, March 29 | 6:45 p.m., in Overture Hall. Call (608) 257-3734 to register for this FREE event!
The program is broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television as Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte.
The Final Forte returns with four of Wisconsin's brightest young musicians vying for top honors in the concluding round of the Bolz Young Artist Competition. On Wednesday, March 29 at 6:45 p.m. The Final Forte competitors Julian Rhee of Brookfield (violin), Naomi Sutherland of Viroqua (harp), Michael Wu of Sun Prairie (piano), and Yaoyao Chen of Menasha (violin), will each perform as a soloist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra in Overture Hall at the Overture Center for the Arts.
The concert will be co-hosted by WPR's Lori Skelton and Jim Fleming. The Final Forte is presented by the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio. This year's performance will be broadcast live on WPR's NPR News & Classical Music Network and online at wpr.org. The concert will also be broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Television.
The Final Forte is open to the public and free to attend, but reservations are required. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and close at 6:45 p.m. due to the broadcast and the event begins at 7 p.m. Please submit your reservation below. No tickets will be issued; your confirmation will automatically be sent via email. Seating is general admission in select areas of the hall.