FREMONT -- The Fremont Symphony Orchestra this weekend will hold its 47th Young Artist Competition, with auditions scheduled Saturday and the finals on Sunday.

Twenty-one students ranging from 10- to 22-years-old are scheduled to participate. The contest's top prize, the Phyllis Merrifield Award, is $1,000 and an appearance with the Fremont Symphony Orchestra next year. The second and third prizes are $500 and $250. An award reserved for students 15 and younger also is $250.

The contest judges will be Fremont Symphony Orchestra Music Director Gregory Van Sudmeier and concert pianists, Gregory Taboloff and Justin Levitt.

The finals competition will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets will be available at the door of Ohlone College's Recital Hall, Room 133, Building 2, 43600 Mission Blvd.

Information available at 510-793-6375.

Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.