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Carson_HayesCarson Hayes, a senior music major, will be a featured solo pianist at a special concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall on Friday, April 25.

The 8:00 p.m. concert, The Rite of Spring: A Mix of Musical and Cultural Traditions, will take place in the Weill Recital Hall. It is part of the InterHarmony International Music Festival’s concert series.

Friday’s concert also will feature a mix of InterHarmony artist faculty members and up-and-coming young musicians.

Hayes, of Tullahoma, Tennessee, is a piano performance major under the instruction of David Northington, a professor of piano in the UT School of Music. He has been an active music festival participant, attending the Sewannee Summer Music Festival, Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, Indiana University Piano Academy, and the InterHarmony International Music festivals in Hinterzarten, Germany, and Arcidosso, Italy.

In 2013, Hayes won the UT Concerto Competition and played the first movement of Rachmaninoff’s first piano concerto with the UT Symphony Orchestra. He also won the 2013 Tennessee MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition and was selected as the alternate in the Southern Division this past January.

To learn more about the Carnegie Hall concert series, visit the website.