The second annual All-Island Spring Orchestra Concert takes place Thursday, May 28, at 6:30 pm at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center, and will showcase the musical talents of all Island orchestra students in grades 2 to 12.
The Advanced Elementary Orchestra will play arrangements of “Sinfonia in A minor” by Georg Philipp Telemann, “Dance of the Samodivi” by Soon Hee Newbold, “Finale from Symphony 10 in G Major, K. 74” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” by Duke Ellington.
The Intermediate Orchestra will play “Into the Deep” by Nancy Jephcote and “D String Boogie” by Michael Sweeney. The Beginning Orchestra will perform two selections from Essential Elements for Strings, by Michael Gillespie: “Song for Christine” and “Diving D Challenge.” The visiting High School Orchestra will unveil its selections at the show.
Following this weekend’s group performance, each school will have its own individual “End of Year” recital. According to Ms. Jephcote, beginners will perform as a group playing Suzuki repertoire, and all other students will perform a memorized solo.
Schedule of individual school recitals:
Oak Bluffs School recital: Friday, June 5, 5:30 pm
Tisbury School recital: Tuesday, June 9, 5:30 pm
Chilmark School recital: Thursday, June 11, 5:30 pm
Edgartown School recital: Monday, June 15, 5:30 pm
West Tisbury School recital: Tuesday, June 16, 5:30 pm