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The UNC Symphony Orchestra has taken first place in the American Prize competition for recordings of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances in a performance in April 2011.
The 100-piece UNC orchestra won in the college/university division of the orchestral performance category.
The orchestra is conducted by Professor Tonu Kalam. He has directed the orchestra since 1988.
The American Prize is a national competition in the performing arts. Each year, the prize is given for the best recorded performances by individual artists and ensembles in the U.S. at the professional, community, college, church and school levels.
The orchestra’s enrollment is open by audition to students and recent graduates of UNC. The orchestra often presents faculty and student musicians as concerto soloists and has regularly collaborated with UNC opera and choral ensembles, including recent full productions of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Brahms’ German Requiem. Concert repertoire is selected to provide the musicians with a wide perspective of major orchestral works spanning the 18th through the 21st centuries.