Spring Gala Concert 2020

Originally scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 2020, David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC

Elementary Strings Conductor and Coach: Mr. Bernard Klinger

Quartet musicians featured are in 6th grade:

Violin I - Natalie Baccay (upper left) / Violin II - Ava Wu (upper right)

Viola - Cindy Wang (lower left) / Cello - Teun van Diedenhoven (lower right)

Elementary Strings Virtual Quartet Performance

The GWYOA Elementary Strings presents a virtual quartet performance of:

Concerto Grosso in D (Georg Philipp Telemann; arranged by Robert D. McCashin)

Originally slated as part of the Spring Gala Concert program at Lincoln Center on April 28, 2020, but was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Musicians used cell phones to capture their video. Each part was recorded remotely and then edited together.

Post-production editing by Ollie Baccay, an 8th grade musician from the GWYOA Junior Strings orchestra. Video editing program - Adobe Creative Cloud.

History of the Covid-19 pandemic...

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Planned Program

Westchester Elementary Strings

Bernard Klinger, conductor

Concerto Grosso in D Major, GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN, arr. Robert McCashin

Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement, FRANZ SCHUBERT, arr. Brian Holmes

Serenade For Strings, Op., 22, 2nd Movement, ANTONIN DVORAK, arr. J. Woolstenhulm

Fiddle-me-oo-re-i-re-a, Irish Folk Song, arr. Virginia Croft

Allegro Spiritoso, from Symphony No. 32, W. A. MOZART, Arr. Francis Caravella

Westchester Junior Strings

Jacqueline Stern, conductor

Playful Pizzicato, from "Simple Symphony", BENJAMIN BRITTEN

Holberg Suite, op. 40, EDVARD GRIEG

Praeludium / Sarabande / Gavotte - Musette / Air / Rigaudon

soloists: Alex Pak, Lydia Lung, Jad Benslimane, Hazel Tjaden, Marissa Abramson

Czardas, VITTORIO MONTI, arr. Elliot Del Borgo

Styre's Rally, ALEXANDER SAFFORD

soloists: Lydia Jung, Lydia Lung, Hazel Tjaden

Westchester Youth Symphony

Vincent Lionti, conductor, Victor Lionti, conductor emeritus

Overture to "Music for the Royal Fireworks " (1749) , GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)

Ballet from Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1 (1917), OTTORINO RESPHIGI (1879-1936)

Triumphal March of the Boyars (1893), JOHANN HALVORSEN (1864-1935)

Overture to "The Pirates of Penzance" (1879), Sir ARTHUR SULLIVAN (1842-1900)

American Folk Rhapsody No. 1 (1948), CLARE GRUNDMAN (1913-1996)

Hungarian March from "The Damnation of Faust" (1846), HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803-1869)

Dance of the Hours from "La Gioconda" (1876), AMILCARE PONCHIELLI (1834-1886)

"Light Calvary" Overture (1866), FRANZ von SUPPÉ (1819-1895)

Senior photo collage

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Musician's

Westchester Elementary Strings

Bernard Klinger, conductor

Violin 1

Alexander Bond, Co-Concertmaster

Natalie Baccay, Co-concertmaster

Melissa Wang, Asst. Concertmaster

Leon Bajic

Ari Bellman

Olivia Bercun

Ariana Chung

James Ding

Giselle Goh

Katie Hung

Minsung Hyun

Tiana Kaga

Katherine Kendall

Elliott Levine

Gabriela Nunes

Yihan Qin

Amir Thalappillil


Violin 2

Ava Wu, Principal

Owen Chen, Asst. Principal

Viviana Chung

Penelope Conway

Levi LaBelle

Selina Li

Shawn Lin

Erica Lunenfeld

Sara Luo

Avi Medar

Jiayang Su

Isabel Wang

Violin 3

Neve Aikman

Kyle Hung

Jake Inoue

Luke Liu

Viraya Roehrl


Viola

Alice Wu

Cindy Wang


Cello

Teun van Diedenhoven, Principal

Matthew Pascutti, Asst. Principal

Aimi Castillo

Rachel Cohen

Scarlett Hartzman

Trisha Iyer

Charlotte Martin

Theodore Stern

Bass

Rani Benslimane

Wyatt Ellrodt

Jason Ling

Zion Park

Westchester Junior Strings

Jacqueline Stern, conductor

Violin I

Lydia Jung - co-concertmaster

Alex Pak - co-concertmaster

Aniketh Arvind

Ollie Baccay

Jonathan Bai

David Bond

Luke Chang

Olivia Chen

Miyako Cornelius

Eve Doran

Sophia Huang

Christina Kim

Jo-Lynn Kok

Brian Lee

Remi Mellinghoff

Alex Powell

Lucas Rhode

Julia Sun

Dillon Tsang

Palmer Wentworth

Candice Yu

Donna Zhang

Violin II

Reese Wang, section principal

Ava Cedeño

Hana Corn

Sara Driver

Maria Eberhardt

Arya Goyal

Aleah Inoue

Frederick Li

Ellen Lin

April Middleton

Kiki Om

Justine Pascutti

Gabriella Rubinfine

Alejandro Sanchez

Hanna Tokiyoshi

Alyssum Wong

Daniel Woo

Ran Xiao

Thomas Xin

Veronica Yu

Rebecca Zhang

Viola

Lydia Lung, section principal

Esther Chan

Verity Chao

Daniel Cho

Veerika Dube

Abigail Freebern

Kaavya Girdhar

Sophia Intravaia

Tevin Kim

Lily Lebwohl

Zoe Lien

Ian McIlhenny

Patrick Moran

Jordan Pak

Lionel Yu

Cello

Jad Benslimane, co-principal

Hazel Tjaden, co-principal

Saskia Aikman

Nikita Basok

Jordan Brown

Issac Chong

Spencer Goh

Luke Inoue

Miles Jung

Reine Kim

Klara Kunz

Phoebe LaBelle

Joshua Lee

Joshua Levy

Hannah Loges

Joseph Miele

Joubin Scheuer

Aadi Sethi

Annabelle Sturm

Ben Tran

Noah Tsao

Leon Wang

Colin Yung

Jordan Zhao

Bass

Marissa Abramson, section principal

William Anderson

Richik Acharya

Jayden Holmes

Eli Kamanja

Liam Lobl

Jake Siegel

Ava Snyder

Westchester Youth Symphony

Vincent Lionti, conductor

Victor Lionti, conductor emeritus

Violin 1

Audrey Bond, Co-Concert Master

Brandon Yazdi, Co-Concert Master

Sophy Yu, Co-Associate Concert Master

Justine Espino, Co-Associate Concert Master

Albert Ai, Co-Assistant Concert Master

Aaron Kuo, Co-Assistant Concert Master

Junko Abe

Anna Cho

Anika Dhuri

Madison Donolli

Cheyenne Ettinger

Deborah Johnston

Amy Liao

Jessie Liu

Elizabeth Murray

Allison Oh

Kenneth Poor

Maxwell Semegran

Sabrina Vuong


Violin 2

Fanglin Yuan, Co-Principal

Manolis Huerta-Stylianou, Co-Principal

Sara Chuang, Co-Associate Principal

Ritika Brahmadesam, Co-Associate Principal

Cadence Weddle, Co-Assistant Principal

Amelia Chung, Co-Assistant Principal

Angela Berg

James Conway

Harry Griff

Ira Guruprasad

Chaehong Lim

Sydney Lonker

Lily Milkis

Leo Morifuji

Aditya Sridhar

Camille Stewart

Jake Tetenman

Tyra Williams

Reinesse Wong

Jaewon Yeo


Viola

Bjorn Pagen, Co-Principal

Sasha Boguraev, Co-Principal

Geoffrey Lien, Co-Assistant Principal

Rishabh Gharekhan, Co-Assistant Principal

William Krasnow

Lawrence Martin

Cordelia Martin

Erick Morales

Kate Radom

Oscar Raso

Ava Ruggiero

Harmony Schwartz

Jacob Sellitti

Justin Vitale


Cello

Sabrina Mellinghoff, Co-Principal

Michael Tu, Co-Principal

Lily Desiderio, Co-Assistant Principal

Mary Cuff, Co-Assistant Principal

Molly Gibson

Taylor Lee

Samantha Martinez

Wesley Miller

Rose Schupack-Dias

Anahita Subramanya

Ann Walsh

Mark Yukelis


Bass

Ethan Schwartz, Co-Principal

Nicole Estelami, Co-Principal

Taylor Bennett

Leah Menachery


Flute 1

Nicole Liao, Co-Principal

Caitlin Rubsamen, Co-Principal

Gillian Gold, Co-Principal

Joy Park


Flute 2

Melody Shen

Michael Stoica

Ellie Yang


Oboe 1

Kiriann Fitzpatrick, Co-Principal

Elena Lowe, Co-Principal


Oboe 2

Tessa Daley

Joseph Sdao

Tanay Shah

Jingyan Zhang


Clarinet 1

Ethan Zalasin, Co-Principal

Rebecca Zhu, Co-Principal

Isabella Graci

Rei Nakamura


Clarinet 2

Soo Jung Lee

Daniel Patchen

Isabelle Paul

Benedict Peng


French Horn

Cali Cuneo, Co-Principal

Justin Eimer, Co-Principal

Sofia Carrillo

Victoria Fenton

Ethan Hersch

Lucas Lee


Trumpet

Zach Hommel, Co-Principal

Jordan Bench, Co-Principal

Walter Hoess, Assistant Principal

Maxwell Lee, Assistant Principal

William Fenton

Brian Mulvey


Trombone

Henry Pence, Principal

Jake Smajlaj, Assistant Principal

Olivia Cartano, Assistant Principal

Cyrille Jousse


Tuba

David Castro, Principal


Percussion

Spencer Augustine, Co-Principal

Kyle Dickson, Co-Principal

Alex Louis, Co-Principal


Timpani

Sarah Silverman, Principal