The Edwardsville High School orchestra moved the audience recently in a concert, performing a variety of difficult pieces in style.
Edwardsville High School Orchestra director Victoria Voumard described the players as "focused" with the intense music performed over the evening.
"The concert featured several soloists," she said. "The program had some very difficult music and they rose to the occasion. I am proud of their hard work. The soloists were also so polished in their performances."
At the conclusion of the concert, the audience stood for a standing ovation, recognizing the performances of the orchestra students.
The Concert Orchestra performed:
“Symphony No. 29 in A Major,” “Esperance” and “Red Rhythmico.”
In “Esperance,” Megan Stout was featured on harp. In “Red Rhythmico,” Ellie Crabtree, Ryleigh Franklin and Kathleen McFarland were spotlighted on violin with Dana Kelsey and Abby Knight on cello.
The Symphonic Orchestra performed:
“Solveig’s Song From Peer Gynt Suite No. 2.” Mia Thompson, Eden Vitoff were featured on clarinet, Nick Guetterman, Jaylan Fenner on flute and Megan Stout, harp.
The next song was “Fantasia on a Theme,” featuring Faith Tan and Jacob Levin on violin; Kathleen McFarland on viola and Jacob Paul on cello.
“Melorose Avenue” featured Faith Tan, Kathleen Browner on violin; Teagan Potter on violin; Teagan Potter on viola and Jacob Paul on cello.
The combined orchestra finished with “Dana Final” From “Estancia.” This featured Marcus Kwaza, Luke Griffin, Jana Shipley, Hannah Carter, Kerrington Holland, David Blackburn and Oliver Knapp on percussion.
EHS Concert Orchestra members were:
EHS Symphonic Orchestra
Anyone who wishes to order video and audio recordings of the performance, contact Rayford Raby, 618, 372-3633. DVDs are $25; compact discs are $20.
The next orchestra concert will be the Tiger Town Concert at EHS at 7 p.m. The EHS Spring Concert is set for 7 p.m. May 6. IHSA Solo & Ensemble is March 7 at Collinsville High School.