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Arts briefs

August 12, 2007

Auditions set in W.Va.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Auditions for Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "Three Tall Women" will take place noon today at the Old Opera House, 204 N. George St.

Parts are available for three women, ages late 20s, 50s and 70s, and one young man in his 20s. No experience or advance preparation is required, but knowledge of the play might improve your audition. Scripts are available for loan prior to the auditions with a $10 cash deposit. Call 888-900-7469.

S.U. pianist earns award

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University sophomore music major Jason Solounias won second place in the collegiate division of the 22nd International Young Artists Piano Competition on Thursday, June 21, in Washington, D.C.

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The competition was founded by pianist and composer Li-Ly Chang to promote contemporary Chinese music. Each contestant was required to perform a piece by a Chinese composer as well as selections by Western composers. Solounias performed music by Mozart, Liszt, American composer Lowell Liebermann, and the required piece, "Sinkiang Dance" by Kuo Chih Hung.

Solounias received a cash prize of $800.

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