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Night of 1,000 Strings in Port Washington

Orchestra students present a night of music.

Wednesday was Port Washington’s Night of 1,000 Strings at the Schreiber High School auditoreum, where orchestra students from across the district presented a night of music.

Students and faculty, donned in yellow T's, gave audience members a night of music, and a night of fun. The district's Director of Creative Arts Sherri Suzzan, along with the district's string instructors, saw to it that the evening was a success.

The Elementary Stings Orchestra performed Beethoven’s “Song of Brotherhood,” conducted by Carly Valentine. The Middle School Strings Orchestra performed Dancin’ on The Bayou by Ralph Ford, conducted by Diane Fish. The Freshman Orchestra with String Orchestra performed “Fiddle Dance from Folk Tune Fiddle Dance” by Percy Fletcher, conducted by Carol Garofalo. The Symphony Orchestra performed “Andante Cantabile for String Orchestra from String Quartet, No. 1 in D, Op. 2 by Tchaikovsky, arranged by Serebrier, conducted by Anthony Pinelli, Jr.

And the Grand Finale featured All Strings Ensembles, grades 4-12, which performed “Overture to ‘William Tell’ by Rossini, arranged by Sandra Dackow, conducted by Anthony Pinelli, Jr. 

Joe Dowd (Editor) February 14, 2013 at 11:16 PM
Wow! Bravi!
Alba Caceres February 15, 2013 at 10:44 PM
My daughter was part of it, she is in 5th grade. I wasn't happy with the outcome of the event. Next year probably they can organized it better, and maybe the kids can play more songs, and not just 1each. The high school kids were great don't get me wrong, but it looks like they put it together last minute.
Elaine February 18, 2013 at 01:51 AM
We had a lovely time. It was interesting to see the progression of skill level as the program went on. The last piece was the most fun. It was terrific!

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