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Monticello High School Music Department's spring concerts

May 2, 2017 

The Monticello High School Music Department will produce their annual spring concert parts one and two on May 8 and 9, respectively. The "part one" concert will be held at Nesin Theater (22 St. John's St., Monticello, NY 12701) on Monday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. Part one will feature solo instrumentalists along with small chamber ensembles (upperclassmen). The "part 2" concert will be held at the Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium (High School, 39 Breakey Ave, Monticello, NY 12701) on Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The Jazz Band, Concert Band, Chorus and Orchestra programs will be performing.

Admission is free and open to the public. Some additional information about the program is below. For more information visit the Monticello Performing Arts webpage or twitter feed.

The part one recital will feature Lento for Solo Tuba and Piano by Paul Holmes (Timothy Wilbur, Tuba and John Bernstein, Piano), Sonata for Oboe and Piano by Francis Poulenc (Monisse Cueva, Oboe and John Bernstein, Piano) and a snare duet by Patrick Owens and Michael Mingo. The Chamber Singers (Directed by Marissa Jurow and Accompanied by John Bernstein) will perform And So It Goes by Billy Joel arranged by Bob Chilcott, and The Battle of Jericho -traditional spiritual arranged by Moses Hogan

The High School Orchestra (Directed by Nancy Wegrzyn) is performing Howard Hanson's "Rhythmic Variations on an Ancient Theme", a very upbeat arrangement of Led Zeppelin's "Battle of Evermore" (which features mandolin-like strumming in the accompaniment parts), and Percy Grainger's "Molly on the Shore”.

The Concert Band (Directed by Andrew Verdino) is performing Gavorkna Fanfare by Jack Stamp, Flat Out and Wide Open by Barry E. Kopetz, On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss by David R. Holsinger, and Legends of Rock! Arranged by Paul Murtha.

The Chorus (Directed by Marissa Jurow and Accompanied by John Bernstein) will be performing Jenga Imani Yako by Israel Kagaruki, Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal- Traditional Hymn arranged by Alice Parker (soloists Isabel Lopez Diaz and Christian Dima), The Awakening by Joseph M. Martin, and And Wherever You Go by Douglas E. Wagner

The Jazz Band (Directed by Andrew Verdino) is performing Kansas City by Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller and Arranged by Andy Clark, Sabor de Cuba (Taste of Cuba) by Victor Lopez, Apache by Jerry Lordan and Arranged by John Berry