[caption id="attachment_31316" align="aligncenter" width="1058"]<img class="size-full wp-image-31316" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/02\/Melissa-Aldana.jpg" alt="" width="1058" height="796" \/> Melissa Aldana[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Carnegie Hall invites the public to an evening of jazz with tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana on Friday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m.<\/h1>\r\nAldana became the first female instrumentalist and the first South American to win the Thelonious Monk Competition in 2013. She is also a recipient of the Martin E. Segal Award from Jazz at Lincoln Center and a double recipient of the Altazor Award, Chile\u2019s highly prestigious national arts prize.\r\n\r\nThe Mainstage Lounge host for this performance is Katie Eads of Edward Jones Investments. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.\r\n\r\nStudents are encouraged to take advantage of the special $7 student rate for this performance. Adult tickets to the performance are $30, and discounts are available for Carnegie Hall members, senior citizens, and military. To purchase tickets, please call 304-645-7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.\r\n\r\nThis engagement of Melissa Aldana is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.