karisa chiuEach year since its founding, the West Suburban Symphony Society has proudly provided an opportunity each season for high school instrumentalists and vocalists to compete to perform a solo work with orchestra.

Karisa Chiu of Palatine (pictured), the winner of the 2014-15 competition will perform at our May 17 sublime concert at Hinsdale Central High School.  She will perform a selection from Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major, complementing two other Tchaikovsky compositions on that concert's program: Symphony No. 6 and The Sleeping Beauty suite. 

The schedule for the 2015-16 season competition has not yet been set.  However, for reference, interested music students and their teachers may download the 2014-15 contest rules and entry form here.