Orchestra to perform fall concert

Ava Musgraves
Contributing Writer

Sophomores Nina Schroeder, Lili Gregov and Astrid Thorn performing last year’s orchestra concert on Dec. 4, in the Jerry R Knight Auditorium. Picture by Maeve Taylor.

Orchestra has an upcoming concert for all three orchestras, Fresh Strings, Symphonic Orchestra and Silver Strings. Directed by Andrew Pulliam, the concert is on Tuesday, Oct. 22, and is free of cost. 

This is the first orchestra concert of the year, and it will be performed at a different venue than normal. Instead of performing in the auditorium, the department will perform at the Webster Groves Presbyterian Church because it’s the same week as the school musical which will be performed in the auditorium. 

Also, instead of the normal uniforms, the individual orchestras will be wearing all black formal outfits of their own selection. The department as a whole plans to have more concerts throughout the year.

Last year at this time, the orchestra did not have an upcoming concert. Pulliam said they decided this year to work super hard and be prepared for an earlier concert that allows for more concerts in the year. Pulliam is excited to put this concert together and for everyone to hear the music everyone is creating. 

Sophomore Nina Schroeder, a cello player for Silver Strings, described this concerts music as “intense and angsty” about what is different from music from the previous year.

The free concert will feature selections by David R. Holsinger, Brian Balmages and Béla Bartók, among others. 

“One of our songs is by a Hungarian composer, and it’s written to sound like hungarian which is kind of cool,” Schroeder said. She encouraged her peers to come see this concert and see what the department has been hard at work to prepare.


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