Starting at 6 p.m., concertgoers will have an hour to place bids on a variety of items, all donated by local businesses. These items range from gift cards to restaurants like Teas’n You Fusion Tea House and Listrani’s, to an SAT course from Georgetown Learning Center, and even four tickets to a National Philharmonic Orchestra Concert. Thank you to all the donors: Amoo's Restaurant, Chipotle, Honeygrow, Lebanese Taverna, Listrani’s, Lost Dog Café, Lei'd Poke, McLean Family Restaurant, Moby Dick's Kebabs, Roll Play Vietnamese Grill, Teas'n You Fusion Tea House, J. Gilberts, Urban Plates, Rocco's Italian Restaurant, Corner Bakery, Pulcinella, The Old Brogue, Class-y cookies, Rainbow Con"egg"tion, Parcel Plus, Georgetown Learning Center, Eclips Salon, Yon Chung Photography, The Artisans, Best Buy, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, and the Boston Red Sox. All proceeds raised from the auction will be used by the Langley Orchestra Society for instrument repairs and purchases, orchestral coaches, and concert programs.
Langley High School Orchestra’s Annual Pyramid Concert
Set for Tuesday, Feb. 26, Langley High School Orchestra’s annual pyramid concert is an event showcasing Langley’s and Cooper Middle School’s orchestras. This year the concert will also be the venue for the Langley Orchestra Society’s Silent Auction.
The Silent Auction is just one of many pre-concert festivities. During the reception, concertgoers can also enjoy Hungarian sweets from a free dessert bar and musical performances. Seniors Lauren Cain and Alex Tran will perform a piano duet. Junior Cao Linh Pham will perform Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, rumored to be one of the most difficult piano pieces. Even Langley’s and Cooper’s respective conductors (Dr. McCormick and Ms. Leung), and Langley’s Mr. Willett and Dr. Lee will be showcasing their musical talent.
At 7 p.m., the bidding will cease and the Hungarian showcase will start. Inspired by Langley Orchestra’s spring trip to Budapest, Pyramis (the Hungarian word for Pyramid) is sure to wow its audience with spirited and familiar tunes.
Langley’s Concert Orchestra will begin the event with their rendition of Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, and will be followed by Cooper’s Concert Orchestra.
After a brief intermission and the last call for bids, Langley’s Symphonic Orchestra will ascend the stage to perform Hector Berlioz’s lively Rakoczi March. Cooper’s Symphonic Orchestra will follow with their version of Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. Finally, Langley’s Philharmonic Orchestra will bring the night to a close aptly serenading the audience with Erno Dohnanyi’s melodic Serenade Op. 10.
Music aside, orchestra students and families look forward to this pyramid concert. Several high school musicians have remarked that playing in the pyramid concert made the transition from Cooper to Langley much easier. The concert also provides incoming parents and students with the opportunity to see all that a future in high school orchestra holds: including but not limited to delicious food, lifelong friends, inspiring music, and of course, fun.
This concert is free and community members are encouraged to attend.