The sound of fierce competition

Twenty pianists are competing throughout the week at First Presbyterian Church as part of the Hilton Head Island International Piano Competition. The competition continues from 1:30 to 9:10 p.m. today. Performances Wednesday and Thursday will be from 9 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. Admission is $10 each day. The six finalists will perform Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. with the Hilton Head Island Symphony Orchestra. Tickets for the finals are $35, $50 or $65. Details: 843-842-2055, www.hhipc.org