Shore Road’s talented student-musicians took to the stage for a daytime and evening performance on Jan. 23 to showcase their choral and instrumental skills during the annual winter concert.
Principal Patrice Matthews said, “This is a celebration of dedication and effort for these students who have worked hard to bring you this performance today.”
Under the baton of Kelly Brandstadter, the orchestra performed three of Soon Hee Newbold’s pieces including “Rock Riffs,” ‘Storm” and “Hiawatha.” The orchestra also arranged a collection of Native American folk songs, which were played individually by the violin 1, viola, cello, bass and violin 2 sections.
The fifth and sixth grade chorus, under the baton of Laura Itzkovitz and choreography by Mallory Aronoff, entertained the audience with “Seize the Day” from “Newsies,” Roger Emerson’s “Hall of Fame” and Janet Day’s “Count on Me,” accompanied by student Emme Frimmer on piano. However, the audience was most impressed by the chorus’ rendition of “My Shot” from the Broadway sensation “Hamilton.”
The concert band, under the baton of Jennifer MacVicar concluded the program with an impressive performance of John William’s “Raider’s March,” Michael Oare’s “Escapade” and Brian Balmages’ “Comet Ride.”
Students Justin Erickson and Emma Owen served as Masters of Ceremony and talented pianists Mikella Rahim and Francesca Stein also entertained the audience between performances.
The District congratulates the students on their hard work and dedication and much success in their music studies in the months ahead.