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Clef Notes ticket contest: Baltimore Symphony with Marin Alsop, Andre Watts

 UPDATE: Contest over; we have our winners.

Once more, the folks at the Baltimore Sun Media Group have passed along two pairs of tickets for me to give away.

These are for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's concert at 8 pm Thursday June 3rd at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Marin Alsop will conduct the program, which features Barber's beloved Adagio for Strings, Bartok's brilliant Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, and Beethoven's evergreen Piano Concerto No. 5 (nicknamed "Emperor"). Taking the solo role in the concerto will be Andre Watts, one of America's finest pianists.

The first two blog readers who provide correct responses to a few questions about Andre Watts will receive a pair of tickets. I'll contact the winners by email to make the arrangements for sending the tickets, so be sure to include your email address when posting your answers.

Ready? Set? Google your way to the answers of these oh-so-tricky questions:

1) What city and country was Andre Watts born in?

2) How old was he when he made his much-acclaimed New York Philharmonic debut?

3) Who was the conductor for that Philharmonic debut?

4) At what conservatory did Andre Watts finish up his musical studies and what pianist did he study with there?

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