Tonight kicks off the Cascades Classical Music Foundation Young Performers Competition with a benefit concert featuring professional pianists Molly Wheeler and Rhonda Ringering. As a bonus, there will also be performances by last year's CCMF champion Kiara and runner-up John Fawcett. The concert is at COCC's Wille Hall at 7:30pm. (Suggested donation $10)
Tomorrow morning, also at Wille Hall, the competion gets underway. Performers in different age groups will be competing for scholarships they can use to purchase professional grade instruments or additional music lessons. Now in its sixth year, the CCFM Young Performers Competition features some of the most outstanding musical talent that Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest have to offer. Check out a John Fawcett violin recital video below, as well as a solo piano piece by Bend Oregon competitor Lindsey Williams.