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Weekend planner: Music

Open to Pioneer Valley students in grades 9 through 12, the Holyoke Civic Symphony’s concerto competition has been held biannually for several decades. This year’s winner is Kezia Gorevic-Fisher, a 17-year-old cellist from Ashfield who attends Northampton High School as well as the New England Conservatory Preparatory School in Boston. In addition to receiving a cash award, Gorevic-Fisher will join the HCS as soloist for a performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto Sunday afternoon in the Holyoke Community College Fine & Performing Arts Building. “ I’m thrilled to be playing with the orchestra under conductor David Kidwell on May 5,” she says. “It’s an honor.”

Presented in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the concert will also include bossa novas, sambas and the tango from “South of the Border” by Jerry Neil Smith, and will feature the premiere of “A Broadway Symphony,” a new work by HCS musical director and conductor David Kidwell inspired by his love of American musical theater.

3 p.m. Tickets at the door: $10 general; $5 children under 12. www.holyokecivicsymphony.org.

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