Bristol Eastern students win Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra competition

Two students from Bristol Eastern High School won the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition April 2 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Torrington. Kara Friedman won first prize with a performance of von Weber’s Concertino for Clarinet. Brenda Krosnicki won second prize performing Ravel’s Pavanne for a Dead Princess. Each student received a cash prize and Kara will perform the Concertino with the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra at its Educational Children’s Concerts for third graders May 17, 2016 at Lewis Mills High School in Burlington. According to Marshall Brown, the orchestra’s music director, “Both winners were impeccably well prepared, exhibited mature musicianship and were a joy to listen to.” The competition is sponsored by the Oles Family Charitable Foundation.

From the left Kara Friedman, first prize; Marshall Brown, Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra, music director and donductor; Brenda Krosnicki, second prize; Bridget de Moura Castro, competition pianist

From the left Kara Friedman, first prize; Marshall Brown, Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra, music director and conductor; Brenda Krosnicki, second prize; Bridget de Moura Castro, competition pianist