Posts Tagged with Orchestra

  1. Middle, Upper School Music Students Present Spring Concerts

    [ May 22, 2014 ]

    Riverdale’s talented musicians performed recently at several concerts.

    The Orchestra, under the direction of John Lettieri, played four pieces, including the Preludio and Allemanda from Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto Grosso in F Op. 6, No. 9; Mozart’s Lucio Silla Overture K. 135; Edward Elgar’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2.

    Riverdale’s Wind Symphony, including science faculty members Phoebe Coles and Alan Pike, performed  several selections, including Michael Oare’s “Cyclone,” John Phillip Sousa’s “Semper Fidelis,” Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight,” “The Best of Queen,” Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday,” and Capital Cities’ “Safe and Sound.” The Wind Symphony is under the direction of Jason Curry and Rob Susman.

    The Middle School String Ensemble presented six selections: “Alla Hornpipe” from The Water Music by Handel;

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  2. Orchestra & Middle School String Ensemble Concert Showcases Student Musicians

    [ December 16, 2013 ]

    The Riverdale Orchestra and Middle School String Ensemble recently performed several selections at their annual winter concert. The Middle School String Ensemble, consisting of 13 violinists, two violists, a guitarist, 11 cellists, and three bassists, performed five pieces: the Phantom of the Opera Theme, Menuet (in the style of Porpora), the Beatles’ Eleanor Rigby, Revenge of the Low Strings, and Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor. The Orchestra featured 10 student violinists and teacher Judy Fletcher, three violists, eight student cellists and teacher Susan Poliacik, two double bassists, a flautist, two oboists, one clarinetist, and one French hornist. Conducted by music teacher John Lettieri, the orchestra performed Bach’s Overture from Orchestra Suite No. 1 in C; Haydn’s Movement I from Symphony No. 85 (La Reine) and Adagio – Vivace, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty ...

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  3. Choral Concerts Kick Off Two Weeks of Musical Performances

    [ December 07, 2012 ]

    Two choral concerts on the Hill Campus kicked off the start of the winter concert season at Riverdale. The two shows, held at 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. on December 6 in the Jeslo Harris Theater, were billed as "A Winter Choral Festival" and featured six choral groups, with more than 160 students performing. The Riverdale A Capella Group Singers started things off with "Rock My Soul." They were followed by the Middle School choral group, Arioso, which performed four selections: the upbeat "Java Jazz;" Stephen Sondheim's "Children Will Listen" from the musical Into the Woods; "Lightning," with some unexpected twists and turns; and the sweet "Homeward Bound." The Testostertones, the male student-run choral group, performed Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River," arranged by senior ...

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