Tonight and tomorrow afternoon, the four finalists in the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition will compete for the grand prize in the inaugural mounting of this contest.
Tonight at Lynn University’s Wold Performing Arts Center, two of the four finalists, Hannah Tarley, 25, of the United States, and Quanshuai Li, 25, of China, will perform with the Lynn Philharmonia as led by Guillermo Figueroa. Both will perform the Violin Concerto of Jean Sibelius (in D minor, Op. 47), one of the two required concertos for finalists.
On Sunday afternoon, Sirena Huang, 22, of the United States, will play the Violin Concerto of Pyotr Tchaikovsky (in D, Op. 35), followed by Alina Ming Kobialka, 19, of the United States, who will play the Sibelius concerto. Both concerts will open with the Corsair Overture of Hector Berlioz.
Tonight’s performance begins at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday’s at 4 p.m. Both concerts will be streamed live on the competition’s YouTube channel.
Top prize is $30,000; with second prize $15,000; third prize, $10,000; and honorable mention, $1,000. The winners will be announced Sunday evening after the final concert. For more information, visit the competition website at www.elmaroliveiraivc.org.
Liman Gallery closing; proceeds from sale benefit Dreyfoos School
PALM BEACH — The Liman Gallery is closing after 14 years of operation. Gallery owner Ellen Liman has designated that 100 percent of all proceeds from the closing sale, running now through March 31, will benefit the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation to support the art and academic curriculum at the internationally-recognized arts high school.
The gallery opened in 2003 in the historic Paramount Building in Palm Beach and features a unique inventory. Paintings by international and nationally known artists, ceramics, sculpture, vintage posters, prints, and books are priced to sell from $10 to $10,000.
Liman is a noted artist and author who has served on the boards of several art and cultural organizations in both Palm Beach County and New York City. She is also a longtime supporter of the foundation and hopes that the funds raised will help provide students at the school with the necessary supplies and opportunities to pursue excellence in their chosen art areas.
“This gesture is a testimony to her commitment to the arts at our school and throughout the community,” said Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation Executive Director Kris Lidinsky.
For more information about the closing sale, the Liman Gallery can be reached at 561-659-7050.