Fall orchestra concert tunes to Halloween themes


Junior Mollie Nevels follows along with the rest of the orchestra, playing an essential role in creating the beautiful harmonies of orchestra arrangements.

Alice Yu

Junior Mollie Nevels follows along with the rest of the orchestra, playing an essential role in creating the beautiful harmonies of orchestra arrangements during rehearsal Oct. 12. Concert orchestra performed a four-song repertoire and Chamber played through six pieces in this fall orchestra concert. 
In preparation for tonight’s first orchestra concert featuring the Concert and Chamber orchestras, both groups rehearsed in the Performing Arts Center during their normal class periods. On Monday, Oct. 12, the Chamber orchestra set up in the PAC as opposed to the band room to run through their program, adjusting to differences in acoustics and lighting. This year, the Concert orchestra has a total of 49 musicians, and the Chamber has 31. The fall orchestra concert begins at 7 p.m. in the PAC.[vc_empty_space height=”50px”][TS_VCSC_Lightbox_Gallery content_images=”276620,276621,276622,276623,276624,276625,276626,276627,276628,276629,276630,276631,276632,276633,276634,276635,276636″ content_images_size=”full” content_images_titles=”Junior Trentynne Davis practices his own repertoire as the orchestra sets up. ,Even with the myriad of sounds — ranging from students setting up chairs and stands to the chatter between friends — junior Trentynne Davis is still able to maintain focus while practicing his own repertoire. ,Juniors Helen Keithahn and Betsy Schlimme tune their violins.,Sophomore Joshua Vincent tightens his bow in preparation for rehearsal. ,Freshman Sejoon Jun waits for the orchestra to tune and begin rehearsing with a few plucks of his string. ,The orchestra troubleshoots some tempo and intonation problems in the “Allegretto“ by Ludwig van Beethoven. ,,,,Conductor Alison Schmidt commands the attention of the orchestra by a simple baton keeping each section in sync with each other and dictating the appropriate dynamics. ,This year’s new orchestra conductor Alison Schmidt stresses the importance of following the tempo and dynamic markings on the “Allegretto“ to truly create a somber mood. ,Finished with troubleshooting one song the cello section switches out their scores. ,Junior Mollie Nevels follows along with the rest of the orchestra. Every indicidual plays an essential role in creating the beautiful harmonies of orchestral arrangements. ,,,,” el_file2=””][/TS_VCSC_Lightbox_Gallery]Photos by Alice Yu[vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”Concert Orchestra’s repertoire for their “Feelings of Fall“ concert:” google_fonts=”font_family:Cabin%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic”][TS_VCSC_Fancy_List]

  • Star Wars Main Theme — John Williams, arr. Larry Clark
  • The Haunted Carousel — Soon Hee Newbold
  • Blue Rhythmico — Kirt Mosier
  • Zombie Tango — James Meredith
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  • Fanfare and Frippery No. 2 — Richard Stephan
  • Two Scenes from the Hollow — Kirt Mosier
  • Anitra’s Dance from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 — Edvard Grieg, arr. Tony Finno
  • Allegretto from Symphony No. 7 — Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. Robert D. McCashin
  • Night on Bald Mountain — Modest Mussorgsky, arr. Eric Segnitz
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