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Spring Orchestra Concert 2023

Loyola Academy's Spring Orchestra Concert took place on Wednesday, May 9. It featured our symphony orchestra, beginning guitar, guitar ensemble, and combined orchestras playing music by Michael Giacchino, Train, Bob Lipton, and more.
To watch a recording of the concert, click here.

The program for the concert was as follows:

Beginning Guitar (Patrick Rustandi, director)
Can’t Help Falling Love by Elvis Presley
Bill Brandstrader '88, drums

Dust in the Wind by Kerry Livgren
Bill Brandstrader '88, drums

Guitar Ensemble (Sean McQuinn, director)
Irish Folk Medley by Jeremy Sparks

Bambou Calypso by Thierry Tisserand

Combined Orchestras (Patrick Rustandi, director)
Back Country Ramble by Bob Lipton
Anna Miller '23, piano
Bill Brandstrader '88, drums

Lovely by Billie Eilish, feat. Khalid
Anna Miller '23, piano

Careless Whisper by George Michael
Valentina Iusco '23, voice
Eamon Ryan '23, saxophone
Francis Tamayo '26, piano
Bill Brandstrader '88, drums

Experience by L. Einaudi
Jack McBrearty '24, piano
Bill Brandstrader '88, drums

Pirates of the Caribbean by K. Badelt, arr. by Ted Ricketts
Abigail Lavaccare '23, piano
Bill Brandstrader '88, drums

Music for Ratatouille by M. Giacchino, arr. by S. Bulla
Daniel Blanchard '25, piano

Allegro by J.H. Fiocco, arr. by P. Rustandi

50 Ways to Say Goodbye by Train, arr. by P. Rustandi
Daniel Blanchard '25, piano
Bill Brandstrader '88, drums

Congratulations to the following student musicians on an excellent performance that filled our theater with beautiful music!

Violin 1
James Casey, concertmaster
Karolina Doroszkiewicz
Bella Licudine
Guadalupe Vazquez
Francesca Wildi
Joan Geoly
Emma Hernandez
Ruth Duressa*
Lena Barhoumeh*

Violin 2
Sofia Zlatkovic, principal 2nd violin
Eleanor Goodrich
Bria Licudine
Molly FitzSimmons
Kasani Guerra
Emelia D'Anniballe
Joshua Mannancheril*
Tran Pham*

Giorgi D'Angelo, principal
Julia Narkun
Lieselle Curry*
Andrea Paz*

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

*Denotes beginning strings

Andrew Belmonte, russo
Bill Cadigan*

Daniel Blanchard
Francis Tomayo
Abigail Lavaccare
Jack McBrearty
Anna Miller

Valentina Iusco

Eamon Ryan

Beginning Guitars
Samrawit Aznato
Anya Cominios
Grace Dickson
Henry FitzSimmons
Sinit Gebrehiwet
Brandon Haynie
Ethan Hogg
Noah Isaac
Maggie Lusk
Samson Madariso
Hannah Mastrofski
Credo Mlope
Naffy Okbamichael
Melvin Poku
Zach Roth*
Izzie Schario
Sean Vanegas
Ellie Vehovsky
Elizabeth Xanos*
Michael York

Guitar Ensemble
Paul Awdisho
Michael Byrnes
Ben Greismeyer
Ryan Horn
Grace Leader
John McCormick
Elizabeth Xanos*

*Denotes additional musicians

To view the complete program, click here.
    • Spring Orchestra Concert 2023

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