The final movement of John Franek’s first symphony, ‘Mithridates’, has been selected as one of the winners of a composition competition held by the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra.  This was the first year that they opened the competition to participants outside of the Russian Federation.  ‘Mithridates’ will be premiered on November 25, 2017 by the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra in the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Hall in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.  The performance will be conducted by Vladimir Lande.