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Groton Hill Youth Orchestras – Spring Concert

Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 2:00pm

The Concert Hall at Groton Hill

PROGRAM

Chamber Strings

Jennifer Perkins, conductor

Little Symphony
Carold Nunez (1929-2015)

Golden Fields
Alan Lee Silva (b. 1964)

A Spark of Courage
Doug Spata (b. 1975)

Camerata Strings

Jennifer Perkins, conductor

Fantasia on a 17th Century Tune
Richard Stephan (b. 1929)

Choreography: 3 Dances for String Orchestra
Norman Dello Joio (1913-2008)

I. Allegro Scherzando
II. 
Adagio, molto sostenuto

Drifen
Shirl Jae Atwell (b. 1949)

∼ INTERMISSION ∼

Sinfonia Concert Orchestra

Ken Culver, conductor

L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

IV. Farandole

Elegy
John Corigliano (b. 1938)

Danzas de Panamá
William Grant Still (1895-1978)

I. Tamborito

Symphony No. 8 in G Major
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

I. Allegro con brio

Members of the Ensembles

Chamber Strings
Director: Jennifer Perkins

Violin I
Georgeann Mugerwa
Uma Notani
Logan Tai*

Violin II
Lauren Colter
Katarina Gervais
Clover Huang

Viola
Finn Murray

Cello
Ethan Lackner
Andrew Lu

Bass
Allison Hall*

Piano
Brooke Tan*

* supporting musician

Camerata Strings
Director: Jennifer Perkins

Violin I
Nova Berkout
Bhargav Murthy
Isaac Sun
Emma Westlund
Nora Wilson

Violin II
Suma Lakshmi Bhiravarasa
Emily Faken
Caroline Keen
Abigail Lam
Eli Leav
Ines Rubio-Pacheco

Viola
Harmony Auguste
Aadi Patil

Cello
Ryan Kim

Bass
Allison Hall*

*supporting musician

Camerata Faculty Coach:
Lisa Kempskie

Sinfonia Concert Orchestra
Director: Ken Culver

Violin I
Arshi Bansal
Bella Hu+
Ellis Jones
Logan Tai
Aarya Wachasunder
Calista Wong
Aaryan Zaman

Violin II
Rahul Francis
Anirudh Ghanta+
Sally Hu
Jasmine Lam
Timmothy McCarthy
Rutu Patil

Viola

Avatara Yadav
Hannah Swanson*
Justin Ouellet*

Cello
Douglas Burk+
Lianna Denney+
Harper Donnel
Noah Lann
Chen-An Lin
Suzannah (Suki) Reynolds
Luke Morrissey*

Double Bass
Jack McCreery

Flute
Brienna Duteau
Anne Longtin
Anoushk Yadav+

Piccolo
Anoushk Yadav+

Oboe & English Horn
Anthony Umbro

Clarinet
Vanessa Chen+
Gabriel McCauley
Colin Miranda

Bassoon

Cooper Scott
Francesca Panunto*

Horn
Ella Von Kohorn
Joshua Walsh*

Trumpet

Erich Dickau
Ethan Hobbs

Trombone
Henry Boltz
Lena Pierson
Connor Thummel*

Percussion
Dylan McDonald
Thaman Surya*+

Piano
Lindsey Tan*

* supporting musician
+ graduating senior

Sinfonia Faculty Coaches:
Lauren Nelson
Bill Kirkley
Lisa Kempskie
Ning Tien
Cheryl Przytula

 

About Our Ensemble Directors

Jennifer Perkins (Camerata Strings and Chamber Strings) has been an educator and musician for more than twenty years, teaching chorus, general music, and directing musicals. She serves as the strings/orchestra teacher in Wilmington and also teaches private violin, viola, cello, ukulele, and piano. A member of the cello section with the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra and the Firebird Pops Orchestra, Jennifer has performed with the Vancouver (WA) Symphony Orchestra, Columbia (OR) Orchestra, Woodstock (NY) Chamber Orchestra, and the Greater Newburgh (NY) Symphony Orchestra. She holds a B.M. in Music Education, State University of New York (SUNY) College at Fredonia and a M.M. in Music Education, Kent State University.

Ken Culver (Sinfonia Concert Orchestra) has been a conductor and high school orchestra director in the Westford Public Schools for 25 years. For his work at Westford Academy, Ken was recognized by the Massachusetts American String Teachers Association as the Orchestra Director of the Year in 2014. In 2015, he conducted the Westford Academy pit orchestra for “In the Heights,” which won the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild award for Best Student Orchestra. An active performer, Ken is currently concertmaster of the Rivers Symphony Orchestra and has performed with various regional orchestras, including the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, the Arlington (VA) Symphony Orchestra, and the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra. He earned a B.A. in Music: Violin Performance, Connecticut College and his M.M. in Music: Violin Performance and Teaching Certificate, University of Connecticut.

Acknowledgements:

Special thanks to: Lauren Panfili, Pete Robbins, Lauren Nelson, Lisa Kempskie, Bill Kirkley, Ning Tien, Cheryl Przytula, Allison Hall, Logan Tai, Brooke Tan, Lindsey Tan, Thaman Surya, Gabrielle Delgado, Rob DiMartino, Jackson Hudgins, Kat L’Esperance, and Chelsea Titchenell. 

Learn more about our Regional Ensemble Program  and audition requirements.

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