Orchestra’s Concert. (Regan Cornelius’21/Staff)
This year’s Orchestra Concert was bittersweet, as five departing seniors were recognized for their dedication to the arts.
Beginning the concert on a strong note, Shreyah Mohanselvan played Felix Borowski’s “Adoration,” accompanied by Jeffrey Hobday’07.
Next, the Upper School Contemporary Ensemble showcased its talent with “Allegro Giocoso” by Johannes Brahms and the popular “I Dreamed a Dream” by Claude-Michel Schonberg from Les Miserables.
The Middle School gave strong performances, showing the audience the talent that will soon be joining the upper school.
Next up was the awards ceremony and senior tribute, as Neena Baliga, Won Jae Lee, Shreyah Mohanselvan, Victoria Wang, and Andy Zhang, received a resounding applause and flowers from Ms. Bush. Shreyah Mohanselvan was also the recipient of the Upper School National School Orchestra Award.
In his impressive solo, Won Jae Lee performed “Largo and Allegro from Concerto in G Major” by George P. Teleman.
It was then the Upper School Chamber Ensemble’s time to shine, as they wowed the audience with “Rhythm Sticks” by Shirl Jae Atwell, and “Finale from St. Paul’s Suite” by Gustav Holst.
Senior Andy Zhang had the closing performance, playing “Concerto No. 2, Movement 1” by Sergei Prokofiev on the piano, accompanied by the Upper School Chamber Ensemble. Andy also arranged the piece and had the audience on its feet by the end of the song!