Valerie Taylor conducts the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) in a free “Pops” Concert on Friday, May 7, 2010 at 8:00 pm at the Pawtucket Congregational Church, 15 Mammoth Road in Lowell, MA.

The program features winners of the LPO’s 2010 Jeanne Selander Memorial Youth Concerto Competition. This year’s finalists were chosen from a pool of 28 talented young musicians, from middle school through high school age, who auditioned in February. The winners are invited to perform a solo with the orchestra.

This year, the orchestra selected two performers. First Place winner Seohee Min of Southborough, MA, will play Tchaikovsky’s Concerto in D Major for violin. Also on the program is Second Place winner Jaclyn Freshman, also a violinist, of Newton, MA, who will perform Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane.