BRONXVILLE HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA

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The high school orchestra students are working diligently to develop their skills 

within each of the four dispositions of the Bronxville Promise: 

Innovation, Leadership, Engaged Citizenship and Critical Thinking.

ORCHESTRA CONCERTO
May 11, 2021

SPRING SOLO RECITAL
April 20, 2021

LOU-FEI SUNG WINS

NY LAUREATE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION

 

Keyboard, Age 15-16 Bracket

SCHEHERAZADE VIRTUAL CONCERT

February, 2021

RECITAL:  NOVEMBER 17, 2020

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2020

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NATIONAL ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL

Orlando, Florida

March 5 - 7, 2020

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Members of the Bronxville High School Orchestra participated in the prestigious 2020 National Orchestra Festival in Orlando, Florida, from March 5-7. Held annually in conjunction with the American String Teachers Association conference, the festival brought together 26 high school orchestras from 12 states following a highly competitive audition process. 

 

During the festival, the students received feedback from university professors, participated in a clinic with a professional musician, attended workshops on musical techniques and listened to performances by other high school orchestras. 

 

Bronxville’s performance included Sinfonia, Op. 110a, by Dmitri Shostakovich, “Air” from Suite No. 3 by J. S. Bach and arranged by Leopold Stokowski, and Concerto Grosso No. 2 by Ernest Bloch. In addition to the orchestra’s performance, senior cellist Theo Liao performed a portion of the Dvorak Cello Concerto in a master class given by Susan Moses Bloom, a professional cellist and Indiana University music professor. As a result, Bronxville’s orchestra earned an “excellent” rating in the midst of a talented field of high school students. The judges commended the students for their musical interpretation and challenged them to continue to develop strong technical skills. 

 

“Interacting with high school musicians who play with phenomenal skill and musicality inspired our students to strive for an exceptionally high standard of musicianship,” orchestra director Denise Lutter said. “I was thrilled with the students’ responses to the challenges that were presented during the festival, and I know that the experience will have a lasting impact on their musical understanding and development.” 

 

Lutter said she was grateful to the Bronxville School Foundation, the students’ parents and the school administration for making it possible for them to participate in the festival.  

Article by Plamena Quintavalla

FALL RECITAL
November 26, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS!

BHS Students Selected to Perform in Area

2019 Area All-State Orchestra Members

Tyler Tanaka-Wong, Viola

Patrick Wu, Cello

Eve Sullivan, Viola

Sofia Ricciarini, Violin

Sabrina Mellinghoff, Cello

Sasha Paradise, Cello

Patrick Bird, String Bass

NYSSMA MAJOR ORGANIZATION FESTIVAL
Level VI Gold with Distinction!
May 23, 2019
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SPRING CONCERT
May 23, 2019
STUDENTS-4-STUDENTS SERVICE PROJECT
SPRING RECITAL
April 9, 2019

High School Students Earned Over $1,000 to Purchase Musical Instruments for Disadvantaged Children

DUO JALAL RESIDENCY
January, 2019

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Duo Jalal, comprised of violist, Kathryn Lockwood, and percussionist, Yousif Sheronick, played a concert for the high school orchestra students.  Their repertoire ranged from Klezmer music to a contemporary work by Kenji Bunch called Found Objects, in which the viola is played with a guitar pick.  They also introduced students to musical conventions such as Arabic scale systems and unfamiliar instruments such as the Peruvian cajon.  Following the concert, the duo coached the students as they learned to play Longa Riad by Riad El-Soumbati and Zeina by Mohamed Abdul Wahab.

 

Working with Duo Jalal gave the orchestra students insight into the detailed interpretive decisions that are made by professional musicians, and it inspired them to think more broadly about the role that music might play in supporting the development of an innovative and cohesive global culture.  We are very grateful to the Bronxville School Foundation for making this program possible.

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WINTER CONCERT
December 19, 2018
Finale from Symphony #9 by Dvorak (Concert Video)
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Hallelujah Chorus by Handel (Concert Video)
WARTBURG NURSING HOME PERFORMANCE
December 7, 2018
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SOLO & ENSEMBLE RECITAL
November 29, 2018

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BRONXVILLE HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA JOINS

SUNY-PURCHASE COLLEGE ORCHESTRA TO ACCOMPANY

BLACK VIOLIN

October 26, 2018

Photos Courtesy of Louis Vaccaro

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The Bronxville High School orchestra joined college and professional musicians onstage when they performed with the renowned Black Violin duo at a concert held October 26, 2018, at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College.

 

As part of a community outreach program, which was sponsored by the college’s music conservatory, the students accompanied violinists Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, who blended classical and hip-hop musical arrangements. The group’s name, Black Violin, is taken from an album by jazz violinist Stuff Smith, whose work has had a significant influence on the duo’s approach to music.

 

“We were delighted to be invited to perform with Black Violin, both to enjoy playing the hip-hop arrangements of orchestral classics with a college orchestra and professional musicians, and to lend our support to Black Violin’s social action agenda,” orchestra director Denise Lutter said.

 

The duo has spent 10 years working to empower people of all ages, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, help them discover what connects them, break barriers that divide them and encourage others to follow their passions.

 

“Black Violin defies every stereotype of violinists, and by sharing their talents and their take on classical music with us and the audience, it inspired us to redefine what an orchestra can and should do,” said Sofia Ricciarini, a violinist and high school junior.

 

Junior Angie Pearson, a violinist, said she enjoyed playing the mixture of music genres, which included layering a Cardi B song on top of the theme from Mozart’s Symphony No. 40. Junior Amanda Troy, a violinist, said the duo’s music appeals to people with different tastes in music, ethnic backgrounds and age groups.

 

“Black Violin encouraged the audience to do what they love despite stereotypes, and they made a statement about connecting with others just by adding rap beats to classical music,” said Elaina Poulos, a violist and sophomore.

 

Black Violin has accompanied Alicia Keys at the 2004 Billboard Awards, played for the 2013 Kids’ Inaugural Concert, which was attended by the Obamas, and has worked with Aerosmith, Lupe Fiasco, Tom Petty and Kanye West, among others.

CONGRATULATIONS!

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Area All-State Orchestra Members

Justin Barr, Viola

Patrick Bird, String Bass

George Daher, Violin

Sabrina Mellinghoff, Cello

Sasha Paradise, Cello

Sofia Ricciarini, Violin

Eve Sullivan, Viola

Intermediate All-County Orchestra Members

Patrick Wu, Cello

Dress Code for Performances

Orchestra Men

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Orchestra Women

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After School Music Lesson Program at the Bronxville School

Although every effort is made to meet the needs of individual music students during school music classes, it cannot be denied that private music lessons significantly enhance a child’s opportunities to learn. As a convenience to parents, private music lessons are offered after school in the building during the school year. The PTA-sponsored program offers private instruction in the following instruments:  Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass.  For more information about the program, please visit the BASC/After-Ninth website at:  http://www.bronxvillepta.org/basc

 

Private Lesson Programs Outside the Bronxville School

A number of private lesson programs and private lesson teachers available in the Bronxville area. The Concordia, Hoff-Barthelson, Manhattan School of Music, and Juilliard Prep programs are just a few of the outstanding music programs available to students.

 

Students are encouraged to investigate these programs as well as the school program to determine which opportunity best matches their interests. Students are reminded that if they study in a private lesson program outside the school, they need to accept responsibility for notifying their private teachers about WCSMA and NYSSMA events, as well as school recitals.

Recital Procedures

Recitals will be held on November 29, 2018 and April 9, 2019.  One month prior to the recital, all potential recital participants will indicate their intent to perform, and provide the title and composer of their piece.  The school will provide an accompanist for soloists, but students may make their own arrangements for anaccompanist, if they prefer.  If time constraints become a factor, students will be limited to one solo and one ensemble performance per recital.