The Langley High School Orchestra will present its first concert on Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Langley High School Auditorium at 7 p,m. "An Evening in Vienna" will feature music by composers Beethoven, Mozart, von Suppe and Strauss.
Winds, brass, and percussion will include members of the band and professional mentors who will perform with the students. This side-by-side format is being made possible by a partnership between the Langley PTSA and the Langley Orchestra Society.
Junior Theron Masters will be featured in the Rondo from Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 37. Cellists Hailey Lee (senior) and Alex Lim (junior) will play the famous solo passages in "Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna."
Elizabeth Leung will make her conducting debut with the Concert Orchestra, comprising freshmen and sophomores. Leung graduated from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University with a bachelor's in Music Education. Currently, she teaches orchestra at both Langley HS and at Cooper MS.
Dr. Scott McCormick, the director of the orchestra program at Langley, will direct the Philharmonic and Symphonic Orchestras.
The concert is free, and the public is invited. This concert is an opportunity for students in elementary and middle school to experience the excitement of the strong orchestral music program at Langley HS.