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May 21, 2022

Spring
Concert

Ms. Carol Meiseles, Education Director

Lakeland Strings

Allegro from “Concerto for Two Trumpets”
A. Vivaldi arr. J. Phillips

Somewhere Over the Rainbow
H. Arlen & Y. Harburg arr. M. Story

The Bronze Age
J. Woolstenhulme

Bow-town Blues
M. Williams

Violin

Faith Anderson, Sathvikha Bharanidharan, Ella Choudhuri, Max Cotter, Ananda Dhareshwar, Grayson Eory, Tiffany Guan, Esha Jain, Taran Katta, Aquila Munson, Aisha Patel, Arya Patel, Neha Reddy Pichipati, Zara Rebuli, Meridian Schwabacher, Skylar Schwartz, Saanvi Sethi, Abel Singh, Gage Steinmeyer, Nora Tuan, Steven Wu, Emma Yagci, Alice Yin

Viola

Kenzie Koekemoer

Cello

Lily Feist, Anabel Hsu, Scott Kerin

Student Mentors: Anna Heinrich
Piano: Sachi Choudhuri

Ms. Sue On

Youth Ensemble

Tango d’Amour
Susan H. Day

Jupiter
Holst arr. Deborah Baker Monday

M To The Third Power
Carold Nunez

Violin

Maddox Allen, Vedant Baijal, Sanjhana Bharanidharan, Olivia Drivas, Anastasia Feist, Alexandra Friedman, Noah Hsu, Sophie Kananeh, Luna Kim, Daniel Kim, Siyona Mehta, Rhea Menon, Lilah Merrick, Spencer Monagle, Seamus Murphy, Riya Nair, Jhil Patel, nysa patel, Ashwath Pillai, Padmini Pillala, Vasant Raghavan, Zachary Rivera, Alexa Rosenbaum, Chelli Senthil, Ruhi Shah, Jiah Shah, Selah Singh, Richa Vishwas, Ella Vuong

Viola

Thripura Arunraj, Max Hollick

Cello

Sanaa’ Allen, Sara Deodhar, Zachary Connor Falls, Elijah Feist, Audrey Meyer

Ms. Theresa Kemp

Lakeland Philharmonia

Symphony no.15
W.A Mozart, arr. Sandra Dackow

West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein, arr. John Moss

Cordoba
Issac Albeniz, arr. Bob Lipton


Violin

Carlos Ahuatzin, Macey Arnold, Arjun Badireddy, Kim Charlotte Jia, Trina Chatterjee, Caitlin Eng, Rhea Ann Fernando, Saoirse Flaherty, Allison Fung, William Gilmore, Abbie Hernandez, Annabella Leung, Olivia Faith Manga, Ethan Pang, Jiya Patel, Raihan Prakash, William Santucci, Isabella Savastano, Amelia Savastano, Leah Singh, Katie Streit, Anara Sullivan, Eesha Vavilala, Medha Vavilala, Sahithya Venkatesh

Viola

Laurily Merzatta

Cello

Taeyang Choi, Alexis Hongsukpant, Anish Mahapatra

Mr. eric mahl

Symphony Orchestra

Serenade for Strings
IV. Finale: Andante – Allegro Con Spirito
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Romanze for Violin & Orchestra
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Anna Heinrich, Concerto Contest Winner

Unfinished Symphony
I. Allegro Moderato
Franz Schubert

Hungarian Dance No. 5
Johannes Brahms

Violin

Anna Heinrich Concertmaster, Elizabeth Bazhenov, Niall Brennan, Romila Deodhar, Pranati Katta, Katie Kostak, Emma Krijger, Ilana Leshowitz, Christabella Leung*, Lucia Ludlam, Kaitlyn McNutt, Gabriel Nazario-Quiñones, Sarvesh Patham, Aaron Tong, Nikhil Vijay, Anjali Yarlagadda

Viola

Isha Dandekar*, Isabella Huang

Cello

Olivia Georgalas*, Carlos Ramirez

*denotes principal

Playathon 2021

Thank you for participating!

We raised over $4,000!

Participants:

Maddox Allen, Sanaa’ Allen, Arjun Badireddy, Anvitha Bilahari*, Francesca Celeste, Sofia Celeste, Tiffany Guan, William Gilmore, Anna Heinrich*, Abigail Ippolito*, Daniel Kim*, Jia Kim*, Anish Mahapatra, Spencer Monagle, Seamus Murphy, Meridian Schwabacher*, Aaron Tong

*indicates highest fundraiser in their ensemble

GRADUATING SENIORS

Elizabeth Bazhenov

Elizabeth has been playing with Lakeland Youth Symphony for 3 years and will be studying Chemical-Engineering at MIT in the fall. She will be taking my violin to college and plans to play with the MIT Symphony Orchestra (MITSO) or with a chamber group.

Playing the violin has taught me the value of perseverance and collaboration to perform music together. I’ve learned to be patient with myself and others in solving problems, whether they are related to music or not. The common goal of becoming a better orchestra unites us as musicians. I would advise future students to never be afraid to ask for help when they need it. Lakeland is a supportive environment that encourages everyone to be the best, and reaching out for help is always welcome. It is also important to listen to others, both while playing in a large ensemble and in day-to-day interactions with fellow musicians. Finally, one must never be judgmental of other people. We are all here to learn and to have fun!

Katie Kostak

Isha Dandekar

Isha has been playing with Lakeland Youth Symphony for 6 years and will be attending Rutgers Honors College in the fall on a pre-medical track with plans to go to medical school. She will bring her violin with her to college and may have a minor in music. Her favorite memory with LYS was visiting all the historical sites of Boston on our field trip!

Playing my instrument has taught me to be patient and hardworking, but also to enjoy the little things in life, like a crescendo in a symphony or the satisfaction of mastering a hard passage. I would encourage students who follow me to enjoy their time in orchestra. Playing an instrument with a group of other students is a unique and beautiful experience, and you should savor every moment of it because music has the capability to change your life.”

Fall Auditions

We’ll be back in September with a wonderful musical experience for your children. New student auditions are June 16, and we would love to meet you!

Summer Programs

Transition Class

In June/July For students interested in switching from violin to viola or cello

Summer Beginner Violin

Beginner Strings Program: get started on the violin or cello in 7 summer sessions!