Student’s video promotes Holmes Winter Concert

By From page A3 | December 11, 2012

Davis enjoys a multitude of holiday concerts that showcase the talents of junior high and high school musicians and singers. But the Winter Concert presented by the Holmes Junior High School Intermediate and Advanced Orchestras got an extra publicity boost this week from a clever 90-section promotional video created by seventh-grade cellist Nicolas Martinez.

To see the video, visit http://youtu.be/oRu_XvJi0-o.

The concert, directed by Angelo Moreno, will begin at  7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St.

The Intermediate Orchestra will perform a military march from Saint-Saëns’ “Algerian Suite,” a selection from the “Spring”concerto (from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”), a setting of “Dona Nobis Pacem” by Mozart and other selections.

The Advanced Orchestra will perform “The Star Spangled Banner,” an orchestral highlight from the Wagner opera “Tannhäuser,” an arrangement of Grieg’s “In The Hall of the Mountain King,” a highlight from the first movement of Dvorák’s “New World” Symphony, and selections by J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach, G.F. Handel and others.

There also will be performances of selections from Mozart string quartets by a pair of foursomes composed of Holmes students. The members of the first quartet are Rebecca Chang, violin 1; Eli Inkelas, violin 2; Jason Jiang, viola; and Jiyoon Choi, cello. The members of the second quartet are Ivy Zhou, violin 1; Casey Li, violin 2; Helena Li, viola; and Bea Yankelevish, cello.

The concert is free, and the public is invited.

Jeff Hudson

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