Langley High School Orchestra violinists, from left: Tim Kostelancik, Kurt Tran (hidden), Quan Pham.
Photo by Chi Pham
The Langley High School Orchestra will present its next concert on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Langley HS Auditorium. “An Evening of German Orchestral Music” will feature music of German composers. Full orchestra pieces include Beethoven's Corolian Overture, Schubert's Symphony No. 8 ("Unfinished"), and Brahms' Hungarian Dances No. 5 and 6. The Chamber Orchestra will feature violinist Kevin Tran in "Zigeunerweisen" by Pablo Sarasate. The Freshman Orchestra will perform Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.
Thanks to a grant from the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's SCORE program and a matching grant from the Langley High School PTSA, three of the orchestras will perform with members of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of guest conductor Glenn Quader. A native of Washington, D.C., Quader is rapidly gaining national recognition as a dynamic and versatile conductor. From 2004 to the present, Quader has served as associate conductor for the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the Washington, D.C. area's largest and most established professional regional orchestra. He is involved with the orchestra's SCORE program, which takes members of the symphony into area schools for side-by-side master classes and concert performances.
The public is invited to attend the concert and the third annual Silent Auction, which will be held in the lobby of the Langley HS Auditorium before the concert and during the intermission. This is a great opportunity to shop for the holidays, encourage local businesses in the community, and to support the Langley High School Orchestra program. Winners will be announced at the end of the concert, and only cash or checks will be accepted. Silent Auction items include certificates for restaurants, stores, salons, an SAT prep course, a portrait, fitness, lessons, gift baskets, gift certificates and more. A list of items may be previewed on the Langley Orchestra website at www.langleyorchestra.org.
Hungarian dances and waltzes composed by Johannes Brahms will be performed on piano by two teams of students: Paul Li and Theron Masters, and Chigaya Sakai and George Pestoy. Bach's Toccata in D will be played on the organ by J.J. Stevens.
The Langley High School Orchestra is directed by Dr. Scott McCormick and Ms. Bo-Min Son.