Groton Hill Youth Orchestras – Winter Concert

Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 2:00pm

The Concert Hall at Groton Hill


Camerata Strings and Chamber Strings

Jennifer Perkins, conductor

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), arr. H.B. Fisher

Chamber Strings

Jennifer Perkins, conductor

Fanfare and Country Waltz
William Duncombe (1690-1769)
and Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), arr. Ben Clinesmith

Richard Meyer (b. 1957)

Bolero de Strings
Thom Sharp (b. 1980) 

Camerata Strings

Jennifer Perkins, conductor

Concerto for Strings in F Major RV 136
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Minuetto: Allegro

Capriol Suite for String Orchestra
Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

I. Basse-Danse
II. Pavane
III. Tordion
V. Pieds-en-l’air
VI. Mattachins


Sinfonia Concert Orchestra

Ken Culver, conductor

Radetzky March, Op. 228
Johann Strauss Sr. (1804-1849)

Night on Bald Mountain
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)

Carmel by-the-Sea
Nancy Bloomer Deussen (1931-2019)

Tsar Boris: Overture
Vasily Kallinikov (1866-1901)

Members of the Ensembles

Chamber Strings
Director: Jennifer Perkins

Violin I
Georgeann Mugerwa
Uma Notani

Violin II
Lauren Colter
Katarina Gervais
Clover Huang

Finn Murray

Andrew Lu

Dylan McDonald*
Julian Sciolla*

*supporting musician

Camerata Strings
Director: Jennifer Perkins

Violin I
Nova Berkout
Ebenezer Jiang
Isaac Sun
Emma Westlund
Nora Wilson

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

Harmony Auguste
Aadi Patil

Ryan Kim

David Cai*

*supporting musician

Sinfonia Concert Orchestra
Director: Ken Culver

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

Violin II
Rahul Francis
Anirudh Ghanta
Sally Hu
Timmothy McCarthy
Rutu Patil
Davina Seidler
Todd Hamelin*

Avatara Yadav
Lisa Kempskie*

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

Double Bass
Jack McCreery

Brienna Duteau
Anne Longtin
Anoushk Yadav

Anoushk Yadav

Anthony Umbro

Vanessa Chen
Gabriel McCauley
Colin Miranda

Dominic Panunto*

Ella Von Kohorn
Joshua Walsh*


Ethan Hobbs
Ryan Noe*

Henry Boltz
Finn Hanger
Lena Pierson

Dylan McDonald

Judith Taylor*

*supporting musician

Sinfonia Coaches:
Lauren Nelson
Bethany Landby
Ning Tien


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.


Special thanks to Lauren Panfili, Pete Robbins, Matt Malikowski, Lisa Fiorentino, Lauren Nelson, Bethany Landby, Ning Tien, Tim Terranella, Gabrielle Delgado, Dave Leary, Chelsea Titchenell, Rob DiMartino, Jackson Hudgins, and Chamber Strings guest percussionists Dylan McDonald and Julian Sciolla.

Learn more about our Regional Ensemble Program  and audition requirements.

SPRING CONCERT: Sunday, May 19
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