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Performing Arts Showcase

2018 Winter Strings Concert Features Beethoven, Black Violin and More

Packer students in Fourth through Twelfth Grade performed a Winter Strings Concert for the Packer community on December 20, 2018. Under the direction of Lucas Maia, they presented a musical program of selections ranging from classical to contemporary. 

The Lower School and Middle School strings classes performed their semester repertoire, which included original pieces such as "Mystic Caravan" as well as some familiar classics such as themes from Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony." The Upper School portion of the concert featured a diverse repertoire, which included original works composed by woman composers, Rimski-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" (arr. for String orchestra), Black Violin's hip-hop song "A Flat," and more. 

Concert Program

Strings 4

  • "Winter Time in Russia" by Joanne Martin
  • "Carnaval in Rio" by Joanne Martin

Strings 5/6

  • "Raindrop Serenade" by Lauren Bernofsky
  • "Mystic Caravan" by Soon Hee Newbold

Strings 7/8

  • "Pastoral Symphony" by Beethoveen, arr. Christina Hans
  • "Epic Adventure" by Kathryn Griesinger

Upper School Strings

  • "Scheherazade" by Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. By Carrie Gruselle. Violin Solo: Kyra Silverstein
  • "Fleckish" by Cathy Morris. Improv Solo: Sydney Nhambiu
  • "Power Shift" by Kathryn Griesinger
  • "A Flat" by Black Violin, arr Larry Moore