Performance To Feature Winners of Annual Friends of Music Competition

Soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon and violinist Jessica Oddie — the winners of the annual Friends of Music at Yale Undergraduate Competition — will be featured in a recital on Sunday, Feb. 21.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. in Sudler Hall in William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. It is free and open to the public.

Both performers are undergraduates in Yale College who study with faculty at the School of Music.

Fitz Gibbon will perform music by Poulenc, Strauss and Elliott Carter. She will also perform with Oddie in Mozart’s “Schon lacht der holde Frühling” (KV 580) for soprano, violin and piano. They will be joined by pianist Ryan McCullough, a graduate student at the University of Southern California.

Oddie will also perform works by Bach, Fritz Kreisler, Saint-Saëns and Brahms.

A guest artist in Yale Opera’s recent production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro,” Fitz Gibbon sings with Yale Schola Cantorum and has also appeared with the Yale Baroque Opera Project, Opera Theatre of Yale College, Yale Collegium and the Yale Glee Club. She is majoring in music and completing her pre-med requirements. She currently studies with Janna Baty.

The winner of numerous other prestigious competitions for young musicians, Oddie has been a soloist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, among others. She has served as concertmaster of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, Colorado All-State Orchestra and Western States Honor Orchestra. She plays in the Yale Symphony Orchestra, several Yale chamber music groups and SIC InC. She studies at Yale with Wendy Sharp.

For over 65 years, the Friends of Music at Yale has supported and enriched musical performance and study on campus and the public’s enjoyment of Yale’s musical offerings. It also offers prizes to accomplished undergraduate scholars, composers and performers. For more information, visit or call 203-432-4158.

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