June 18, 2019

Coffeehouse Concert

Seniors Hunter Moffett and Keban Agrawal (Photo/Julia Gurevitz’19)

Ambient lighting and an array of sweets set a relaxing scene for the 10th annual Coffeehouse Concert on Wednesday, January 18. The evening was filled with a series of classical pieces coordinated by Orchestra director, Cynthia Bush, and all who attended were enthralled with the sounds that flowed throughout the theater lobby.

Bush says, “The first Coffeehouse Concert was started so students going to the high school Solo and Ensemble Competition could perform for friends and family before the day of the contest. Each year the concert has grown, and more and more kids want to play. Everyone enjoys the chance to dress down and munch while others play.”

The Contemporary Ensemble guided its audience through the upbeat and lively sounds of Vienna in its first act: Divertimento #2 in D Major Finale, composed by Wolfgang Mozart. Throughout the program, parents filmed their kids while students ate and listened to the melodic sounds of their peers performing challenging pieces.

Seniors Hunter Moffett and Ketan Agrawal played Canonic Sonata in G Major written by Georg Telemann, a memorable piece, as the two violinists played the same notes-but began one measure apart.

In the last performance of the night, Sanna Symer’18, Andy Zhang’18, and Brian Pang’20 played Piano Trio in D minor, Mvt. 1 written by Felix Mendelssohn, which Zhang says is “an intense piece:sad, melodic, and very reflective but at the same time brilliant and shining.”