Warwick musicians will perform this weekend

By on April 19, 2017

The secondary orchestras of the Warwick School District will perform their annual spring concert Sunday, April 23, at 3 p.m., in the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center, 301 W. Orange St.

Featuring individual and combined performances by the Warwick Middle (WMS) and Warwick High (WHS) schools, the concert is free.

Repertoire to be performed by the WMS Orchestra includes: “The Abduction from the Seraglio,” by W.A. Mozart/arranged by Richard Meyer; “Nighthawk,” by Mike Kamuf; “End Pin Rag,” by Richard Meyer; and “The Lord of the Dance,” by Ronan Hardiman, arranged by Larry Moore.

WMS Orchestra Combined with WHS Orchestra Strings and Percussion will perform: “Clinch Mountain Backstep,” by Ralph Stanley, arranged by Larry Moore.

WHS String Orchestra will play: “A Thousand Years,” by Christina Perri, arranged by Larry Moore; “Libertango,” by Astor Piazzolla, arranged by James Kazik.


String Synergy string ensemble will perform: “Overture,” by Ludwig van Beethoven and W.A. Mozart, arranged by Paul O’Neill and Bob Phillips; and “Sing, Sing, Sing,” by Louis Prima, arranged by Marshall and Phillips.

After a brief Intermission, the concert will continue with the WHS Orchestra performing “Prairiesong,” by Carl Strommen, featuring the talents of: Alec Winpenny, Noah Rogers on clarinets; Rebekah George, Samantha Buckwalter, Shohini Banerjee, on flutes; Madison Felpel on oboe; Sarah Beatty, Gracie King on saxophones; Madeline Grisbacher on horn, and Taylor Knecht on trumpet. “Danse Infernale,” by Igor Stravinsky, arranged by Merle Isaac; “The Firebird,” by Igor Stravinsky, arranged by Jack Bullock; and “The American River,” by George Gerswhin, traditional, and Stephen Foster, arranged by Mike Lewis

All WHS senior instrumentalists will be recognized during “Ashokan Farewell,” by Jay Ungar, arranged by Bob Cerulli, with Mylin Snyder and Salem Longer on violins.

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