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Winter Orchestra Concert 2023

The Winter Orchestra Concert took place on Thursday, March 9, in Loyola Academy’s Leemputte Family Theater and featured the combined orchestra performing music composed by The Beatles, Camille Saint Saens, Tchaikovsky, and more.

Couldn’t make it to the performance? Click here to view a recording of the concert.
The program for the concert was as follows:

Beginning Guitars and Concert Choir
Rainbow Connection by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher

Guitar Ensemble
Day Tripper by The Beatles arr. Chip Anderson
Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles arr. Sean McQuinn

Combined Orchestra
A Beethoven Lullaby; Air on Ode to Joy by Brian Balmages
Featuring: Beginning Strings, Symphony Orchestra, Honors Orchestra

Spring Breezes; Folk Songs from Taiwan arr. Richard Meyer
Featuring: Symphony Orchestra, Honors Orchestra

Music from “Pride and Prejudice” by Dario Marianelli arr. John Moss
Featuring: Symphony Orchestra, Honors Orchestra
Piano Soloist: Abigail Lavaccare ’23

Themes from “The Moldau” by Bedrich Smatana
Featuring: Symphony Orchestra, Honors Orchestra

Let All Things Now Living by D. Funderbunk
Featuring: Honors Piano Trio
Soloists: Danny Blanchard ’25 on piano, James Casey ’23 on violin, Sam Cho ’24 on cello

Concert #1 for Cello and String Orchestra, Op. 33 by Camille Saint Saens
Featuring: Honors Orchestra
Cello solo: Sam Cho ’24

Serenade for Strings; Finale by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky arr. Richard Meyer
Featuring: Honors Orchestra

Congratulations to the following student-musicians:

Combined Orchestras:

Violin 1
James Casey, concertmaster
Karolina Doroszkiewicz
Bella Licudine
Guadalupe Wildi
Joan Geoly
Emma Hernandez

Violin 2
Sofia Zlatkovic, principal second violin
Mina Zikri
Eleanor Goodrich
Bria Licudine
Molly FitzSimmons
Kasani Guerra
Emelia D’Anniballe
Mahelate Tamrat
Lena Barhoumeh*
Ruth Duressa*
Tran Pham*

Viola
Giorgi D’Angelo, principal
Julia Narkun
Lilian Strumpf
Liselle Curry*
Andrea Paz*

Cello
Sam Cho, principal cello
Audrey Johnston
David Reyes
Daniel Malan
Ika Fifita
Tofunmi Ojikutu*

Bass
Andrew Belmonte-Russo
Billy Cardigan*

Piano
Daniel Blanchard
Francis Tamayo
Abigail Lavaccare
Jack McBrearty
Anna Miller
*Denotes Beginning Strings

Beginning Guitars
Samrawit Aznato
Jake Balata
Grace Dickson
Henry FitzSimmons
Brandin Haynie
Ethan Hogg
Noah Isaac
Maggie Lusk
Sason Madariso
Hannah Mastrofski
Credo Mlope
Naffy Okbamichael
Melvin Poku
Izzie Schario
Sean Vanegas
Ellie Vehovsky
Michael York

Guitar Ensemble
Paul Awdisho
Michael Barnes
Ben Greismeyer
Ryan Horn
Grace Leader
John McGuire
Zach Roth*
Lucas Yordan*
Elizabeth Xanos*

Concert Choir
Carla Fernandez
Caroline Gorman
Rebecca Jalloway
Credo Mlope
Margaret Schomer
Josie Sprang
Maddy Starmann
*Denotes additional musicians

Click here to view the full concert program.
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