Upper school music students crossed centuries, continents, and composition styles in their Fall Concert performance.
Led by Upper School Band Director James Becker P ‘27, The Blue Notes played the Duke Ellington tribute “Harlem Nocturne” and the jazz band covered ‘The Jive Samba.” The band performed music inspired by modern art as well as a traditional ballad. The Upper School Choir, directed by Lisa Springer, sang classics “Pennies from Heaven” and “Mr. Sandman” before ending with the 1960s antiwar song “One Tin Soldier.” From Haydn’s 18th century London to modern American pop, the Upper School Orchestra played a full range of classical to contemporary with “The Surprise Symphony” and “Counting Stars” by One Republic under the direction of Karen Butler P ’12 ’16 ’20.
It was a beautiful concert filled with sounds of the season and the skilled musicians and singers of the upper school.