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Posted on Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 9:50 a.m.

Ann Arbor Public Schools presenting Orchestra Night at Hill Auditorium

By Staff

The Ann Arbor Public Schools Music Department presents Orchestra Night on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at Hill Auditorium.

This gala concert showcases the orchestras of all Ann Arbor middle schools, plus Skyline, Huron, and Pioneer High school, playing great music in beautiful Hill Auditorium. Over 800 students perform in this annual event that features the string department.

Professor Christopher Lees will guest conduct the Tappan and coach the Huron Orchestra. Oriol Sans will coach the Skyline Orchestra, Kevin Miller will coach the Forsythe, Ann Arbor Open, Slauson, and Pioneer Orchestras, and E. Daniel Long will coach the Clague Orchestra.

The Skyline Symphony Orchestra will perform the finale from Dvorak’s New World Symphony. The Huron Symphony Orchestra will perform the final movement of Johannes Brahms’s Symphony No. 4. The Pioneer Symphony Orchestra will perform the last last two movements of Symphony No. 2 by Jean Sibelius.

The high school orchestras in Ann Arbor play music of the masters in the same editions used by professional orchestras. Their artistry has been recognized by music educator groups and audiences across the country and in Europe. Both Pioneer and Huron high schools have been recognized as Grammy Signature Schools, an honor given to the top one hundred public school music departments nationwide. The middle school groups that feed them show the achievement, enthusiasm and effort young people put into their music.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 734-994-2314.


Usual Suspect

Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 5:51 p.m.

It will be nice to Dan Long again. He was one of the best teachers I ever had.


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 2:56 p.m.

Thanks a lot for the advance notice! The program sounds good. I hope I can make it.