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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Morning Music from First Orchestra and Ensemble


Yesterday our First Orchestra and Philharmonic Ensemble performed in a morning concert for the Lower School. The First Orchestra are our youngest musicians, ten violin and cello students in Grades One through Three, who practice each week under director Mrs. Francis. They clearly enjoyed their first performance in front of a large group, and for one of their numbers, Fuzzy Wuzzy, they recruited the boys in Pre-K to sing along.

Our older musicians in the Philharmonic Ensemble, directed by Phil Hough, perform symphonic compositions from the classical repertoire. We were treated to selections they will be performing on the great stage of Carnegie Hall in less than two weeks, including the Finale of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2 "Little Russian," Aram Khachaturian's Sabre Dance and Jean-Joseph Mouret's Rondeau (Theme from Masterpiece Theatre).

It takes teamwork, talent, commitment, and love of music to play well in a group. These are in strong supply at Saint David's. Thank you, boys, for a wonderful start to the day.

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