Ima Hogg Competition winner Ji Su Jung performs on the miramba with members of the Houston Symphony.
Jonathan & Ann Ayre, Joey Tkach
Swedish Consul General Astrid Marklund & Soren Marklund
Bonnie Bryan Denham & James Denham
Chad & Rebeca Spencer
Donna Shen, Cheryl Byington
Drs. Janice and Danny Kelley
Susan Osterberg, Shirley Pearson
John Dennis, Evie Ronald, Tracy Dennis
Floyd Robinson, José Cortez
Ima Hogg Competition finalist Alexander Hersh performs with members of the Houston Symphony.
Ellen & Alan Holzberg
Leslie Siller, Tony Bohnert
Malcolm & Jackie Mazow
Stephen & Mariglyn Glenn
What: Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition
Where: Stude Concert Hall at Rice University
PC Moment: Highlight of the competition is always performances of a concerto by the finalists along with the Houston Symphony, which on this evening was conducted by Daniel Hege, guest conductor and music director of the Wichita Symphony.
Ji Su Jung, playing the marimba, was named winner of the 43rd annual competition. She was presented the Grace Woodson Memorial Award by the event’s honorary chair John Neighbors and she won the Hermann Shoss Audience Choice Award. A graduate student at Yale School of Music Jung also received a $25,000 cash prize and a performance with the Houston Symphony in Jones Hall on July 11.
Before the competition finals, members of the IMA105 patrons group (donors giving $1,000 or more in support of the competition) gathered at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies for a private reception.
Who: Chair Barbara McCelvey, Lilly and Thurman Andress, Roz and Byron Cooley, Joyce and David Fox, Tracy and John Dennis, Robin Angly and Miles Smith, Terry Brown, Jackie and Malcom Mazow, Shirley and Michael Pearson, Beth Wolff, Susan and Ed Osterberg, Nancy Willerson, Diane and Harry Gendel and Marian and Gary Beauchamp.