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Langley Students Perform at Carnegie

Local flutist plays at Carnegie Hall this month after April performance by Langley’s Wind Symphony.

Elizabeth Passmore will be performing with the 10th annual National Wind Ensemble on Friday, May 25, at Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall. The 17-year-old flute player is a junior at Langley High School. The May 25 performance will be her second time performing with the National Wind Ensemble under H. Robert Reynolds.

Passmore performs with the Langley High School wind ensemble, orchestra and marching band. As a member of the Langley High School Wind Symphony, she has performed at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival (now Music for All), Festival Disney, Festivals of Music in New York City and Carnegie Hall. She was a member of the George Mason University Honor Band and the VMEA District 12 All-District Band. In addition, she was a winner of the Flute Society of Washington’s Mid-Atlantic Flute faire student master class competition.

Passmore also performed at Carnegie Hall last month along with the other members of the Langley High School Wind Symphony who returned to the stage of Carnegie Hall under the direction of artistic director and conductor Andrew Gekoskie, on Saturday, April 21. The wind symphony was invited by concert producer World Projects International of California, and performed in concert as a special guest ensemble for the performers, parents and supporters of the Carnegie Hall Band and Orchestra Festival. The concert was also open to the public.

As part of their concert, the Langley High School Wind Symphony performed the world premiere of composer Arturo Rodriguez’s “Mosaico Mexicano” commissioned by the Langley Wind Symphony as part of the band program’s New Music Commission Project with the composer present.

The April 21 performance was the second performance at Carnegie Hall for the Langley High School Wind Symphony under Gekoskie’s direction.