ULS Winter Orchestra Concert
By Mason H. Posted Thursday, December 13, 2012
November 21, 2012- The University Laboratory School’s Orchestra Program delighted the audience with their fall concert, “Celebrating and Giving Thanks,” in Orvis Auditorium. The program’s 92 orchestra students, and 20 K-1 students were under the direction of conductor Mr. Daniel Padilla. The program began with 18 musicians from the 6th Grade Strings performing, Jingle Bells, Variations on Twinkle, Twinkle, Lightly Row, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Ode to Joy, and Can Can. The Beginning Strings’ then took to the stage and played, Quinteria, The White Night, the Dragon and El Toro. After the beginning strings concluded their pieces, 22 musicians from the Intermediate Strings performed, Agincourt, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Following the intermediate players were 22 musicians from the Concert Strings who played, Concerto Grosso IV in D Major, Capriccio Espagnol, and Sleigh Ride. The high school orchestra, kindergarteners, and first graders closed the concert with a performance of, Allegro from “Toy Symphony.”
“The highlight for me was the performance of Leopold Mozart's Toy Symphony,” said Mr. Padilla. “For the first time in ULS history, the high school strings, the kindergarteners and the first graders performed together on the stage of Orvis Auditorium. I think it was a special moment for both groups.” He also added, “Special thanks go to Mr. Zorn for his hard work preparing the little ones.” Mr. Christopher Zorn is an elementary teacher and the multimedia elective teacher at ULS.