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Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic (SYAP), a regional youth symphony founded by Salvatore Princiotti, continues its 51st Anniversary Concert Season on Sunday, March 6 at 7pm at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT. SYAP encompasses seven performing ensembles and is comprised of nearly 200 dedicated student musicians from a dozen towns in Fairfield and Westchester Counties selected by the audition process. The senior orchestra, Young Artists Philharmonic, performs advanced concert repertoire, is under the direction of Maestro Princiotti from Old Greenwich who is in his 51st year with the organization. Also performing will be Young People’s Symphony, an intermediate-level full orchestra under the direction of Gloria Sinaguglia, and Young String Ensemble, a string orchestra for beginning players led by Barbara DiFranco.The soloist with the senior orchestra on this evening will be pianist Annling Wang. Miss Wang is eleven years old, and has studied piano under Mrs. Svitlana Fiorito since she was five. She is an accomplished pianist, having already won numerous awards. Included are First Prizes at both The Renee Fisher Competition in 2009 and The Bradshaw & Buono International Competition in 2009. She also won First Prizes in 2008 at the New York Piano Teacher Congress and at the International Young Artists Competition in Washington, D.C. She is a national finalist in the MTNA 2010-2011 Piano Competition, and she will represent the Eastern Division in the MTNA Junior Piano Competition in March 2011. Miss Wang grew up in Stamford and enjoys reading classic novels and historical fiction books. General Admission tickets are available at the Palace Theatre Box Office. Admission is $24.50 for adults and $17.50 for seniors. All students and music teachers are admitted free.