MUSIC EVENTS: 2016 - 2017
FOLLIES: October 20, 22, 23
concert season will begin on Thursday, October 20,
Saturday, October 22, and Sunday afternoon, October 23
with our Fall Follies Broadway
production. The Thursday and Saturday shows begin
at 7:30 pm and the Sunday matinee begins at 2:30 pm.
Broadway theme has been used twice previously but the
excitement and enthusiasm of a cast of nearly 300 students
to entertain you couldnt be greater. This years
Follies will again be performed in the style of a true
Vaudeville show with music from the Golden Age through
todays contemporary Broadway. And lets not
forget that Follies will feature a variety of talented
specialty acts as well, so each night is a completely
CONCERT: December 8
Winter Choral Concert
will be held on December 8 at 7:30 pm. Please note
that the date was moved from the original date (December
14) announced last spring, in order to better accommodate
the midterm exam schedule.
Winter Choral concert will focus on seasonal secular
songs that celebrate Winter. The performance will serve
as the students' second quarter grade and close out
our first semester together. Best wishes on the midterm
THE WIZARD OF OZ: February 23, 24, 25 and 26
you notice the excitement and community buzz at last
years Spring concert as our Keith Krieger award
winner, Hunter John, announced that the annual musical
will be The Wizard of Oz?
The stage production is based completely on the movie
we have all grown to love.
for The Wizard of Oz will
be held on November 14, 15, and 16.
are scheduled for November 17 and 18.
are now challenged with the monumental task of making
sure that none of the magic of the story is lost when
it transfers from film to the stage. Our performance
of The Wizard Of Oz will run Thursday February 23,
Friday February 24, and Saturday February 25
at 2:30 and 7:30. We will have a Sunday matinee
on February 26 at 2:30 pm.
Poetry Concert will be performed
on the evening of Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 pm.
The Poetry Concert is dedicated to repertoire that sets
great poetic text to music, and this year we hope to expand
our boundaries and borders to include some of the great
poetic works from around the world in their language of
NIGHT OF MUSIC" PIANO CONCERT: March 9
15th annual Wonderful Night of Piano Music will take place
on Thursday, March 9.
master classes will be given during class by the world-class
pianist Dr. Tom Scott, from Cleveland, OH. He
will perform on the refurbished Knabe 9 grand
piano and the 9 Grotrian piano. The master classes
will culminate in an evening performance involving piano
students performing with Dr. Tom Scott. All proceeds
from ticket sales will go into the East
Coast Tour to NYC in April.
TOUR: April 5 - 9
Symphonic Choir will take our 8th educational
performance tour to New York City via Pittsburgh and
Philadelphia from April 5 - 9. The tour will allow the
students to perform literature in some the worlds
most famous cathedrals including St Patricks Cathedral
and St. John the Divine Cathedral.
the way we plan to give 5 performances with two of them
involving an exchange concert with high school choirs
in the Pittsburgh suburbs. The 5-day tour will allow
the students to visit and perform in environments that
cannot be recreated in central Ohio.The tour provides
national exposure for the city of Upper Arlington, the
school system, and the music department. This wonderful
educational experience is designed to provide a lifetime
of memories for the student musicians.
the East Coast Tour Parent Packet
RECOGNITION & DESSERT: May 17
the interest of both honoring our senior
class and keeping our spring concert music-focused,
we are having the Senior
Recognition and Dessert on Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00
pm. The senior class will be given the opportunity to
share their memorable experiences focusing on their accomplishments
during their high school tenure.
solos and specialty acts as well as the senior video
will all be performed at this event with dessert following
in the lobby.
AND MAJOR WORK: May 18
we will close our time together with our Spring
Concert and Major Work on Thursday, May 18 at 7:00
pm. The literature for this concert will be based on the
cultural diversity found in our choral program, the high
school, and the community as a whole. In addition to the
world music theme, we are choosing folk literature that
also involves the folk dances from around the world.