Orchestra concert at Rezac leaves students hopeful for next performances

Katya Tarabrina, Staff Writer

Performing with all kinds of different people for the first time can be quite challenging for high school students. Cooperation with people who you don’t usually spend time with is not easy. Thursday, the Manhattan High orchestra beat that challenge by performing a concert at Rezac Auditorium with different groups.
“It went really good, for our first time with all [five] orchestras there,” Symphonic performer Aydan Spruill, sophomore, said.

Many different people participated at this event. The Anthony and Eisenhower middle school orchestras combined with the Symphonic Orchestra, Concert and Chamber orchestras. It was a new experience for the students to be performing in such a big group.

“I would say it’s very hectic, but it’s nice to see everyone combined,” sophomore Libby Sauer said. “It’s a good way to … include the community.”

Symphonic Orchestra and Concert Orchestra performed “Capriccio” and “Forest Incantations.” Though complicated, they successfully played both pieces.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” was performed right at the very end when all of the orchestras combined to form one.

“Even though [this was the] first time performing all together, we… had enough communication between the different groups,” Spruill said, “to the point where we were able to perform as a whole orchestra.”