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Performing Arts Festival/Eastside to honor winners
The 2010 Performing Arts Festival/Eastside (PAFE) Recognition/Awards Concert programs of First Place and Overall Excellence in Division winners will be held at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, May 1 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Bellevue.
The concerts are free and open to the public for the classical and Semi classical music performances. Each concert will be followed by a public reception in the Fellowship Hall of the church.
From the over 400 students that entered this year’s Festival adjudications, ranging in age from 6 to adult and from throughout greater Puget Sound, some 60 talented performers were selected by the adjudicators as first place or Overall Excellence winners. Four special scholarship winners also will perform. Each concert features different winners from 2010. The PAFE Concerto Play-Off was held April 9 at the church hall and 10 Finalists were chosen to perform for the PAFE Concerto Award. The winner was cellist, Karissa Zadinsky, of Issaquah, a 9th grader at Pacific Cascade. The two Runners-Up were pianist, Belinda Chen, a 10th grader at Newport High School in Bellevue and flutist, Candy Chang of Kent, a 9th grader at Kentridge High School. These students will perform their solo works at the Recognition/Awards Concert.
St. Andrews Lutheran Church is located at 2650 148th Ave. SE in the Eastgate area of Bellevue.