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Six Outstanding Contestants



Six Outstanding Contestants from our 2023 Michael H. Welles Young Soloist Competition 

The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra Presents

A Special Concert on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 8:00 pm at MassBay Community College



Our annual competition for young soloists is always a highlight of the year for the judges, and 2023 was no exception. We auditioned 28 incredibly talented young musicians and had a difficult time picking a winner. We did decide on a winner, Adalia Wen, a 16-year-old pianist who will enchant you with her performance of the first movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37 on March 24, 2024, as the featured soloist at our family concert. 


There were several other outstanding players in the running, but we couldn't have that many winners! Knowing how hard all of the students worked on their pieces, we decided to give 6 outstanding contestants the opportunity to play their concerto movement with the orchestra at one short concert. The orchestra will take about an hour to play through our parts, and then we will welcome these 6 students on the stage to stand in front of us and perform for you!


The WSO has partnered with Music for Food, a musician-led initiative to fight hunger in our local communities. We have selected the Wellesley Food Pantry as the recipient of all donations at the concert on January 17 (monetary only).


Admission to the concert is free. MassBay Community College is located at 50 Oakland Street, Wellesley (off Rt. 9 East). There is plenty of free parking!


We hope you will join us for this special event!




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