Making Beautiful Music Together – Virtually

Like our other performing arts disciplines coping with the COVID disruption, our orchestral ensembles focused intently on fewer pieces in order to perfect them for sharing first with their instructor, and then with our community.

Director of instrumental music Robert Anderson says, “The two jazz ensembles and Bishop’s Symphony each recorded one selection that we’d been working on during the first part of the semester to perform at our spring concert, and the chamber ensembles circled back to do pieces that they performed in our Winter concert.”

For their final semester projects, each student submitted video of their performance to Mr. Anderson, who edited and mixed each separate individual recording into the final ensemble performances. He praises his students, saying, “Our talented young instrumentalists dedicated significant time and effort to get their parts just right. This was a great way for us to collaborate and ‘play together’ at a distance.” Part of the collaboration included three of our student dancers performing “alongside” the symphony.

Enjoy! If you want to watch/listen to the concert in its entirety, the performance is approximately 29 minutes long.

Chamber Music I
Gavotte (Suzuki)
Etude No. 2 (David Popper)
Etude No. 3 (David Popper)

James Hou ’23, cello
 
 
Chamber Music II
5 Pieces for Two Violins and Piano (Shostakovich)

Violin
Athena Hernandez ’23
Crystal Li ’23

Piano
Aidan Kaplan ’23
 
Jazz I
“Afro Blue” (Mongo Santamaria / arr. Mossman)
 
Alto & Baritone Saxophone
Connor Schneider ’22
 
Tenor Saxophone
Greyson Davies ’22
 
Trumpet
Nat Sierra-Vargas ’22
 
Guitar
Ayden Chang ’23
 
Keyboards
Yasi Henderson ’22
Mira Gowda ’22
Bella Myer ’22
 
Jazz II
“Feeling Good” (Bricusse/Newley, arr. Holmes)
 
Vocals
Natasha Mar ’23
 
Alto Saxophone
Dennis Li ’20
Eric Li ’22
Andrew Chang ’22
 
Baritone Saxophone
Stephen Yin ’24
 
Trumpet
Jamie Fazio ’21
Blake Allen ’21
 
Piano
Michael Abagyan ’21
 
Cello
Natasha Mar ’23
 
Bishop’s Symphony
Pavane (Gabriel Fauré / arr. C. Simpson)
 
Flute
Evan Ren ’21
Mia Gover ’25
 
Oboe
Alex Kuncz ’21
 
Clarinet
Rolan Guang ’22
Ethan Chuang ’22
 
Bassoon
Alex Kuncz ’21
Novalyne Petreikis ’23
 
Alto Saxophone
Connor Schneider ’22
 
Euphonium
Rohan Laurent ’24
 
Violin I
Eliana Petreikis ’20, Concertmaster
Vanessa Yang ’21
Lily Gover ’24
 
Violin II
Eliana Petreikis ’20
Isadora Blatt ’24
 
Viola
Gavin Lee ’21
Sophie Zeng ’26
 
Cello
Miggy Gaspar ’20
Natasha Mar ’23
Novalyne Petreikis ’23
 
Dancers
Isadora Blatt ’24
Bela Gowda ’24

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