Showing posts with label orchestra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label orchestra. Show all posts

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Claflin Hill Symphony presents Springtime Pops - Apr 30, 2022

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra will perform a springtime pops concert a la Arthur Fiedler on Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 PM in the Grand Ballroom at the Milford Town Hall.

  • Bizet:  Music from “Carmen”
  • Rossini: William Tell Overture
  • Strauss:  The Blue Danube Waltz
  • Music of Broadway, Hollywood and More!!!

Tickets are available through the orchestra's website at www.claflinhill.org

This is the final concert of the CHSO 2021-2022 season. Claflin Hill Summer Winds will begin free outdoor concerts this summer.

Claflin Hill Symphony presents Springtime Pops - Apr 30, 2022
Claflin Hill Symphony presents Springtime Pops - Apr 30, 2022

Monday, April 11, 2022

FHS Orchestra performs at Mechanics Hall

Via Twitter from Principal Hanna (4/10/22): 

"Congrats to @MrsRudsitMusic @FranklinHSOrch on being honored @MechanicsHall today.  
Performances were top notch! "

Congrats to @MrsRudsitMusic @FranklinHSOrch on being honored @MechanicsHall today
Congrats to @MrsRudsitMusic @FranklinHSOrch on being honored @MechanicsHall today

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

26 Franklin High School Music Students were accepted to the Massachusetts Central District Honor Band, Chorus, and Orchestra

Twenty-six members of the Franklin High School music program virtually auditioned and were accepted into the 2022 Massachusetts Central District Honor Ensembles. Twelve of these Franklin High School students received All-State audition recommendations.  

Due to the pandemic, the festival will continue to look a bit different this year. Students will participate in one virtual rehearsal with the conductor.  Students will then be tasked with practicing their music and submitting a recording of their performance.  

Central Districts will have each part edited into a virtual audio performance.  Accepted Franklin High School students are as follows:

  • Central District Orchestra: Aadit Bhatia - Violin, Christopher Broyles - Viola, Shreya Choudhury - Violin, Kyle Formato - Cello, Vivienne Loukota - Viola, Jossalyn Mascio - Violin, Patrik O'Brien - Cello, Weylan O'Connell - Bass, Anton Sackley - Percussion, Pritam Sompally - Viola, Sarayu Vijayanagaram - Violin, Leo Yang - Violin
  • Central District Band: Adithya Balagurumoorthy - Baritone Saxophone, Karah Bradanese - Clarinet, Thomas Bradley - Trombone, Emma Brown - Flute, Nipun Goel - Trumpet, Derek Halet - Trumpet, Joel Keller - Tuba, Sydney Lincourt - Clarinet, William Olbrys - Trombone, Lola Richardson - Flute, Zachary Simms - French Horn, Maria Zaki - Flute
  • Central District Chorus: Margaret Diehl - Alto
  • Central District Jazz Band: Colin Manocchio - Trombone, Ian Richardon - Bass 
Franklin High School Music Students were accepted to the Massachusetts Central District
Franklin High School Music Students were accepted to the Massachusetts Central District 


Saturday, December 18, 2021

FHS Chorus and Orchestra Winter Concert - Dec 1, 2021 (video)

Did you miss the concert? Now, you can catch up to view it via video.

"FHS Chorus and Orchestra Winter Concert, December 1, 2021  @FranklinHSMusic @FHSPantherbook @FranklinPSNews @FranklinHS"
https://t.co/h6smTFldAt   or  https://youtu.be/bzC_IG1rpoU
Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/fhspanthertv/status/1471890925953638402


Saturday, March 6, 2021

5 FHS Music Students to perform with the MA All State Orchestra and Jazz Band

Massachusetts Music Educators Association is holding the 2021 All-State Music Festival virtually this year. Five students from the Franklin High School music program were selected for an ensemble and will participate in a virtual concert some time later this spring.

Students first attended a two hour master class on March 6th with the conductors of their ensembles.  Following this class, students will study their music and video record themselves performing their parts. These videos will be submitted by March 20th and will be professionally edited to create a virtual performance which will be presented to the public as a YouTube Premiere later this spring.

The Franklin High School students selected to the All-State Orchestra are: Christopher Broyles - Viola, Chai Harsha - Viola and Grace Newton - Violin.   Colin Manocchio - Trombone and Ian Richardson - Electric Bass were both selected to perform with the Jazz Band.

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In addition to performing with the Massachusetts All State Orchestra, Christopher Broyles and Chai Harsha were also selected to perform virtually with the All Eastern Honor Orchestra.  This festival will be presented in a similar format.  These are incredible accomplishments for our student musicians.  


Left to Right: Ian Richardson - Bass, Colin Manocchio - Trombone, Chai Harsha - Viola, Christopher Broyles - Viola and Grace Newton - Violin
Left to Right: Ian Richardson - Bass, Colin Manocchio - Trombone, Chai Harsha - Viola, Christopher Broyles - Viola and Grace Newton - Violin


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Franklin High School Music Achievements - Central Districts recognizes 26 students

26 Franklin High School Music Students were accepted to the Massachusetts Central District Honor Band, Chorus, and Orchestra

Twenty-six members of the Franklin High School music program virtually auditioned and were accepted into the 2021 Massachusetts Central District Honor Ensembles. Twelve of these Franklin High School students received All-State audition recommendations.  
 
Due to the pandemic, the festivals will look a bit different this year. Rather than performing in a large ensemble, those students who received All-State recommendations are invited to perform in a virtual masterclass.  This means that they will perform a solo in front of a virtual audience and receive feedback from a highly respected music educator.  All other Sr. District students will have the opportunity to observe these masterclasses.  
 
Accepted into the Central District Band will be Karah Brandanese - Clarinet, Thomas Bradley - Trombone, Simon Brooks - Tuba, Nipun Goel - Trumpet, Derek Halet - Trumpet, Carley Johnson-Pellegri - Bassoon, Joel Keller - Tuba, Ryan O'Rourke - Euphonium, William Olbrys - Trombone, Prem Pendkar - Alto Saxophone, Lola Richardson - Flute, Anton Sackley - Percussion, Zachary Simms - French Horn.
 
Franklin High School students performing with the Central District Jazz Band will be Colin Manocchio - Trombone and Ian Richardson-Bass.  
 
Selected to perform with the Central District Orchestra is Aadit Bhatia - violin, Christopher Broyles-viola, Shreya Choudury - Violin, Kyle Formato - Cello, Chai Harsha-viola, Jossalyn Mascio - Violin, Grace Newton - Violin, Weylan O'Connell - Bass, Sarayu Vijayanagaram-violin.
 
Accepted into the Central District Chorus is Claire Bauer. 
 
Franklin High School Music Achievements - Central Districts accept 26 students
Franklin High School Music Achievements - Central Districts accept 26 students

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Franklin Middle School Music Department Presents… Virtual Winter Concert 2020

Franklin Middle School Music Department Presents… 
Virtual Winter Concert 2020

Featuring music, student biographies, audio, and video performances from members of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Band, Choir and Orchestra!

Wednesday December 16th
6 PM Live Stream


Join us at 6:00 PM for a livestream to introduce our lesson scholarship recipients and explanation and release of our virtual concert website.

To view our live stream concert, click the link => https://givebutter.com/cYJj3q




Franklin Middle School Music Department Presents… Virtual Winter Concert 2020
Franklin Middle School Music Department Presents… Virtual Winter Concert 2020


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Franklin High School Winter Concerts - Dec 4, Dec 10

Franklin High School is pleased to invite you to celebrate over 200 student musicians as they perform their annual Winter Concert. This year, we will be presenting our concert over two nights. 

On Wednesday, December 4, the String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra will perform Fanfare for the Common Man by Copland and Finlandia by Sibelius. The Combined Chorus, Chamber Chorus, and Treble Chorus, with pianist Cate Gallagher, will present works by local RI composer, Michael C. Kregler (“Babylon’s Fallin’” and “I carry your heart with me”), “Famine Song” by VIDA, “Duet of the Flowers” from the opera Lakmé, “Pure Imagination” from the classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory , and more!

On Tuesday, Dec. 10 the FHS Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will present a concert featuring the music of Robert W. Smith, including “The Divine Comedy - The Inferno, Purgatorio, The Ascension, Paradiso” and “Inchon & Encanto” plus Andrew Boysen Jr's “By My Side”. Together, the Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band will close the concert with two selections including “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson.

NEW THIS YEAR! Through the generosity of the Franklin Cultural Council, Regency Transportation and the support through the Franklin Music Boosters, we are thrilled to perform for the first time in our new formal concert attire. Thank you and see you there!

Both concerts will take place at 7:00 PM in the Franklin High School auditorium. A $5 donation is requested at the door.

 
Franklin High School Winter Concerts - Dec 4, Dec 10
Franklin High School Winter Concerts - Dec 4, Dec 10

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Medals come home to Franklin from MICCA Festival

Via Twitter, we find a bunch of medals coming home to Franklin form the MICCA Festival.








ASMS Symphony Band earns Gold medal at MICCA festival Friday night
ASMS Symphony Band earns Gold medal at MICCA festival Friday night

Monday, March 11, 2019

Reminder: MICCA Showcase Concerts - Mar 12 and Mar 14

Each year, the Franklin Public School performance ensembles participate in the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association music festival. 
 “It is the purpose of the Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductor's Association (MICCA)to encourage and support high performance standards by high school, middle school, and elementary school musical organizations. MICCA Concert Festivals encourage the improvement of a group's musical standards by providing musical adjudication by highly qualified adjudicators. Attendance at a festival also affords organizations an opportunity to hear performances by other groups and experience the presentation of a wide variety of musical literature.”
The Franklin Music Department is pleased to invite you to come celebrate over 500 student musicians as they perform this years MICCA programs for the public. 

Two nights of performances will include Bands, Choruses and Orchestras from the Remington Middle School, Horace Mann Middle School, Annie Sullivan Middle School and Franklin High School.

Tuesday, March 12 will feature the orchestras and choruses and Thursday, March 14 will feature our Bands. Both concerts will begin at 6:00 PM and will be held at Franklin High School.

A $5 donation is requested at the door. Refreshments will be sold.


MICCA Showcase Concerts - Mar 12 and Mar 14
MICCA Showcase Concerts - Mar 12 and Mar 14


Monday, March 4, 2019

MICCA Showcase Concerts - Mar 12 and Mar 14

Each year, the Franklin Public School performance ensembles participate in the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association music festival. 
 “It is the purpose of the Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductor's Association (MICCA)to encourage and support high performance standards by high school, middle school, and elementary school musical organizations. MICCA Concert Festivals encourage the improvement of a group's musical standards by providing musical adjudication by highly qualified adjudicators. Attendance at a festival also affords organizations an opportunity to hear performances by other groups and experience the presentation of a wide variety of musical literature.”
The Franklin Music Department is pleased to invite you to come celebrate over 500 student musicians as they perform this years MICCA programs for the public. 

Two nights of performances will include Bands, Choruses and Orchestras from the Remington Middle School, Horace Mann Middle School, Annie Sullivan Middle School and Franklin High School.

Tuesday, March 12 will feature the orchestras and choruses and Thursday, March 14 will feature our Bands. Both concerts will begin at 6:00 PM and will be held at Franklin High School.

A $5 donation is requested at the door. Refreshments will be sold.


MICCA Showcase Concerts - Mar 12 and Mar 14
MICCA Showcase Concerts - Mar 12 and Mar 14


Thursday, December 1, 2016

New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 4 - 7:00 PM

NEW ENGLAND IRISH HARP ORCHESTRA

Under the direction of Regina Delaney

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4th ~ 7:00 pm

237 Pleasant Street, Franklin MA

There is nothing quite as magic as the sound of 6 or 12 harps playing together in harmony, with some fiddle, whistle and perhaps bodhran (Irish drums ) thrown in for good measure. 
New England Irish Harp Orchestra will share a wonderful medley of holiday music that will put you in the perfect mood for Advent !! 
This is a fundraiser for the church - tickets are $ 10 at the door and will be available in the office after November 1.

Free to Dean College students with student ID.



New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 4
New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 4


Saturday, November 5, 2016

New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 4

NEW ENGLAND IRISH HARP ORCHESTRA

Under the direction of Regina Delaney

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4th ~ 7:00 pm

237 Pleasant Street, Franklin MA

There is nothing quite as magic as the sound of 6 or 12 harps playing together in harmony, with some fiddle, whistle and perhaps bodhran (Irish drums ) thrown in for good measure. 
New England Irish Harp Orchestra will share a wonderful medley of holiday music that will put you in the perfect mood for Advent !! 
This is a fundraiser for the church - tickets are $ 10 at the door and will be available in the office after November 1.

Free to Dean College students with student ID.



New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 4
New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 4


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Attention student musicians! Audition for the Clafin Hill Youth Symphony!

Greetings, Fellow Musicians and Music Educators! Summer is drawing to a close, too short !!!! and we're getting ready for the next season of Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies. We are holding auditions for new candidates on Sunday, September 18th at MassBay Community College in Framingham.

We have openings in all orchestral and wind ensembles sections, EXCEPT FLUTE, (sorry, we're already over booked for flutes this season, but will be graduating at least 4 this year).

Please forward this to your students and encourage them to consider CHYS. all information is included below, including links to audition sign ups and even some YouTube videos. 

We are in particular need of String Bass, Horns, Trumpets, Low Brass, Bassoons, Percussion and can accommodate new members in ALL orchestral string sections.

OF particular value for your younger students is our Repertory Ensemble under the direction of Dimitar Petkov – an engaging, fun and educational first orchestral experience for 2nd and 3rd year string students.

Thank you and anyone may email me directly at psurapine@claflinhill.org with questions.

Paul Surapine




Sunday, September 18th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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The Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies seeks 
NEW students for its 3 ensembles.

Repertory, Wind Ensemble and Youth Symphony.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 18th 
at MassBay Community College in Framingham, 19 Flagg Rd.

CHYS audition flyer- September 18th

Advanced orchestral training in a supportive musical environment.






ATTENTION STUDENT MUSICIANS!
The Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies seeks NEW members.

Rehearsals  take place at MassBay Community College in Framingham,
Sunday afternoons during the school year.
Concerts take place at MassBay Community College in Wellesley.

¨ Claflin Hill Youth Symphony Orchestra ~ Ages 12-18
¨ Claflin Hill Youth Symphonic Wind Ensemble ~ Ages 12-18
¨ Claflin Hill Youth Repertory Ensemble ~ Ages 8-14
§  VERY affordable tuition
§  Highest standards of musicality
§  Highest level of instructors
§  Self-engaged instruction
§  Nurturing and supportive environment
§  Developing leadership skills
More information at www.claflinhill.org. 

"Claflin Hill has been my favorite activity in high school. Each Sunday rehearsal has consistently been the highlight of my week." E. D.

Claflin Hill Youth Wind Ensemble perform Pilatus: Mountain of Dragons.
Claflin Hill Youth Wind Ensemble perform Pilatus: Mountain of Dragons.

Claflin Hill Youth Symphony Orchestra performs
Claflin Hill Youth Symphony Orchestra performs "Orpheus in the Underworld."


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Milford TV highlights Franklin teachers

Milford TV profiled 3 people from the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra.  All have been in Franklin school system.

  • Diane Plouffe, Franklin Middle School Orchestra teacher and Life Long Learning Orchestra Program Director




  • Brent Selby Cellist  and Private Teacher Franklin's Life Long Learning




  • Erich Ledebuhr, Trumpet who also was a teacher, district music director, Assist Principal ASMS 


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra opens 2014-2015 season

The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra (CHSO) has announced the 2014-2015 season featuring five dynamic concerts with world-renowned soloists, the premier of a new symphony, the annual favorite "Holiday Pops," a program of music that went from opera to Broadway; and concluding with music from cinema musicals in the spring. 
"We are very excited about this new season," said Paul Surapine, Claflin Hill founder, and its artistic director since 1997. "This year we have a great mix of music for all audiences. At our first concert, our "European Dance Rave" we will perform Dances Thraces by Petko Stainov; Dances of Galanta by Zoltan Kodaly; and Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra," said Surapine. "We chose these pieces because they really highlight the virtuosity of the orchestra's musicians." The Claflin Hill Symphony season opens with this concert in the Grand Ballroom of Milford Town Hall on November 8, 2014. 
A regional concert favorite – "Holiday Pops 2014" heralds the holiday season with both the CHSO and the New World Chorale. The concert will feature traditional favorites that define the spirit of the season, as well as new classics. There will be eggnog, hot chocolate, and a visit from a special guest dressed in red. 
"It is such a joy to see the families who come every year to the Pops," said Surapine. "We've seen children grow up in front of us! And Santa always makes a special appearance despite his hectic schedule in December." The Holiday Pops 2014 concert is on December 13, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the Milford Town Hall. 
On Saturday, January 31, 2015, CHSO will perform works by the Symphony's frequent guest conductor and composer Thomas Hojnacki, including the world-premiere of his Second Symphony "The Canyon," inspired by his recent eight-day backpacking trip through the Grand Canyon. 
"Tom is not only an outstanding composer, faculty member at Berklee School of Music, performer and friend, but he has served as mentor to many CHSO musicians, and youth orchestra musicians," explained Surapine. "A Composers' Life" is scheduled for Saturday, January 31, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Milford Town Hall. 
The fourth concert of the CHSO season is "A Chorus Lineup: Opera to Broadway" on Saturday, March 7, 2015. The New World Chorale again joins CHSO for an evening of popular operatic choruses, including compositions by Verdi, Delibes, Wagner, Puccini and others. 
"We will also feature medleys of great choral moments from Broadway's "Les Miserables" and "Phantom of the Opera," said Surapine. 
The Symphony Season concludes with its fifth concert "Cinema Musicale: A Night at the Movies" on Saturday April 25, 2015. 
"What would movies be without the great music that accompanies the on-screen scenes and action?" said Surapine. Music from soundtrack favorites including the score of "Lawrence of Arabia," "Jaws," "Out of Africa," "Star Wars," "Ben Hur," "Bridge Over the River Kwai," and more will be performed. Join the Orchestra to celebrate musical memories from our favorite movies. 
"This region is so fortunate to have access to world-class musicians and composers. Milford has always been a city of music – starting with the immigrant populations who came here to make a better life in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries," said Surapine. "They made music a priority here, building opera houses and performance venues. 
Claflin Hill is proud to continue that tradition. We could not do so without the support of so many regional businesses, partners' individuals and foundations that recognize the value of music in our lives." 
Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra performs five symphony concerts each year, along with children's concerts, regional school outreach, chamber music concerts, summer park concerts, and the MetroWest Youth Symphony Orchestra, now known as The Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies. 
Paul Surapine is a New York-trained clarinetist who saw the opportunity to create performances featuring talented musicians who live in the Boston/MetroWest region, and to generate a way for locally-based companies and corporations to give back to the community through sponsorship and support. 
Individual and season ticket information is available online at www.claflinhill.org, or by calling 508-478-5924. Special family packages and student pricing is also available. 

Clafin Hill Symphony Orchestra
Clafin Hill Symphony Orchestra
The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, located in Milford, MA, is a powerful regional musical force. Through passionate performances presented by masterful musicians, the CHSO plays a leading role in the cultural enrichment and vitality of Central Massachusetts and MetroWest communities. The CHSO sponsors a remarkable outreach program that helps youth perfect their musical talents and build long-lasting appreciation for music.