In an evening storytelling throught music, NESA’s instrumental musicians had their first concert yesterday in the Lee auditorium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The theme was Once Upon A Time: A Story-Telling in Music. Creative Writing major Dan Schumacher, senior, was the Instrumental Music’s guest.
“I played two guitar pieces, I played percussion for one song and I wrote a song for some of the I.M. (Instrumental Music) students to play,” Schumacher said.
Schumacher played the first and fifth piece of Estudio by Fernando Sor, on the acoustic guitar. The song he wrote to be performed by I.M. students was Variations on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, performed by Emilienne Riopel, violin, Daniel Lozano, viola and Mariah Ramirez, cello.
“We told our own stories,” Instrumental Music teacher. Mark Ayers said. “But it wasn’t 2o minutes long for each story, we just got straight to the important things.”
The musical stories went in this order;
Romeo and Juliet overture by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed by the NESA orchestra.
Ging heut Morgen übers Feld by Gustav Mahler, performed by the NESA orchestra.
Estudio No. 1 & 5 by Fernando Sor, performed by Schumacher on the acoustic guitar.
Nocturne d’ésprit by Jennifer Linn, performed by freshman Olivia Eaton on the piano.
Distant Dream by David Karp, performed by Arianna Macris and Noah Serrata on the piano.
Iberian Nocturne by Catherine Rollin and Prelude in C minor by Federic Chopin, performed by Joseph Kim on the piano.
Variations on Twinkle, Twinkle Star by Schumacher, performed by Emiliene Riopel on the violin, senior Daniel Lozano on the viola and Mariah Ramirez on the cello.
Fade to Black by Metallica, performed by Vincent Alvarado and Jacob Pons on the electric guitar and Josh Jimenez on the drums.
Poem for Orchestra by Josh Tatgenhorst, performed by the NESA orchestra.
Summer Dances by Brian Balmages, performed by the NESA orchestra.
Musical Theater director Mark Ayers conducts the orchestra.
Emiliene Riopel, violin, Daniel Lozano, viola and Mariah Ramirez, cello, perform Schumacher’s piece, Variations on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.
Schumacher performs Estudio No. 1 & 5 by Fernando Sor on the acoustic guitar.