The Delta Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce its 2023 Young Artist Competition grand prize winners, Basil Alter, violinist, and Xinyue Yang, pianist.

This year’s Neale King Bartee Award winner is Anamaria Tarkington. The Neale King Bartee Award is presented to an outstanding Arkansas high school (grades 9-12) student. Alter and Yang will return to perform with the DSO at the Young Artist Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23, in the Fowler Center on the A-State campus in Jonesboro. Dr. Neale Bartee will conduct and the orchestra will be joined by a junior high chorus from Annie Camp, Brookland, Buffalo Island Central, Greene County Tech, MacArthur, Valley View, and Westside public schools. This is the DSO’s final concert of the 2022-23 season. Ticket prices range from $20 to $35 and can be purchased at www.deltasymphony or by calling 870-761-8254.

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