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New Bedford Symphony Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

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The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Lillian B. Lamoureux Scholarships.

This year’s $1,000 senior scholarship winner is baritone Orlando Montalvo Avalo, a vocal performance major at Rhode Island College who plans to use his scholarship award to defray the cost of his fall 2018 semester abroad at Accademia Europea di Firenze where he will pursue his love of opera.

This year’s $1,000 junior scholarship winner is classical guitarist Thatcher Harrison of Dartmouth who plans to use his scholarship award to offset costs of applying to college music programs, including live on-campus auditions, where he intends to major in classical guitar performance and composition.

“We are pleased to present Orlando and Thatcher with this year’s Lamoureux Scholarship awards,” said NBSO President & CEO David Prentiss. “These talented young men are deserving of our support as they continue their studies in music, and we are thrilled to help them on their way to their professional careers in music.”

The scholarship, established in 2000, continues to recognize the legacy of Lillian B. Lamoureux by supporting young musicians who intend to pursue music education. Lamoureux was a longtime president and board member of the NBSO as well as President Emerita. The scholarship competition is open to all music students ages 14-21 and may be used for private music lessons, tuition, or other expenses that further the student’s music education.

The NBSO is a professional orchestra that annually presents a concert series of classical and pops music with prize-winning guest artists from around the world, as well as a chamber music series. In addition, the NBSO’s innovative and nationally recognized educational programs reach 25,000 students each year. The NBSO is dedicated to building a community of music in the South Coast. Visit www.nbsymphony.org for more information.

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