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Bachauer Competition opens Monday with gala

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The 12th Annual Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition schedule is as follows. All rounds to be held at Abravanel Hall:

June 15 - Opening Gala Concert, featuring Nicholas Angelich, 7 p.m.June 16 - Preliminary Round 1, 10 a.m.; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

June 17 - Preliminary Round 1 continues, 10 a.m.; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

June 18 - Preliminary Round 2, 10 a.m.; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

June 19 - Preliminary Round 2 continues, 10 a.m.; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

June 22 - Quarterfinal Round, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

June 23 - Quarterfinal Round continues, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

June 24 - Semifinal Round, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

June 25 - Semifinal Round continues, noon.

June 26 - Final Round, 7 p.m.

June 27 - Final Round and Awards, 7 p.m.

Tickets for the opening gala are $10. The preliminary round tickets are $7 per day or $25 for all four days. Quarterfinal tickets ar $10 per day or $18 for two days. The semifinal round tickets are $12 each day or $20 for two days. And the final round tickets are $75 for both nights.

There is also a package competition pass that includes all the rounds and the opening gala for $125. Tickets are available by calling ArtTix (801) 355-ARTS (2787).

The first preliminary round will feature 15-minute performances by all 56 competitors, and the second round of preliminaries will help the judges narrow the competitors down to 20.

During the two-day quarterfinal round, the 20 competitors will perform recitals comprised of music by Brahms and Schubert. At the conclusion of the last quarterfinal round, the judges will announce 10 semifinalists.

The semifinal round, which will also run for two days, will feature solos by all 10 remaining competitors, from which only six will be chosen to continue to the final round.

During the final round, finalists will perform works by Brahms, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Ravel and more with accompaniment by the Utah Symphony, directed by Fabio Mechetti. The judges will then rank the six finalists and award the prizes, concluding the 12th Annual Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition.