Intermediate String Orchestra News

November 8, 2019

Hello Students and Parents, I am so proud of our incredible first concert! You all practiced hard and your work spoke for itself. Great job! Here are my selections for our 2nd concert: Troika: This piece is by Russian composer, Prokofiev and has amazing special effect pizzicato and catchy melodies... read more »

September 8, 2019

Hello Everyone and welcome back! I am excited to work on these three pieces I have selected for our first concert. I have chosen Lion City by Soon He Newbold. A great recording of it can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU0Xb34qXGo... read more »

July 24, 2019

Hello, ISO Leadership Applicants! Here is your chance to stand out as a young musician by sitting at the front of the ensemble and helping lead the orchestra. Applicants will be judged by their musicality, steady tempo, solid intonation, ability to cue, rhythm, posture and technique. The following... read more »

February 6, 2019

This Spring ISO will be performing the Serenade for Strings by Norman Leyden. It is a four-movement work: Prelude, Fugue, Nocturne, and Cakewalk. A great recording of this work can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp_h_-LGE0E   read more »

November 16, 2018

Congratulations on a great performance at our first concert of the year! As we prepare for our next concert it is important to attend all rehearsals and practice every day! I am proud of every member of the orchestra and look forward to raising the bar with each performance. Our new selections will... read more »

September 10, 2018

Hello ISO families!  It was a great week back! From our first rehearsal to the wonderful potluck lunch, I feel we are ready to take on the challenges of the new DUSS year. Speaking of challenges... "To Tame the Raging Rapids" has been on my mind. It is easily the hardest song ISO has ever performed... read more »

September 4, 2018

Hello ISO students and parents. We will start our year by performing two great songs, "Toccatina" and "To Tame the Raging Rapids". Our first rehearsal at Bone Hall starts 8:45am September 8th, please arrive early to tune. We will pass out all music on Saturday, but feel free to download the parts ... read more »

August 2, 2018

Hello, ISO Leadership Applicants! Here is your chance to stand out as a young musician by sitting at the front of the ensemble and helping lead the orchestra. Applicants will be judged by their musicality, steady tempo, solid intonation, rhythm, posture and technique. The following are excerpts for... read more »

May 2, 2018

Hello Everyone! Our concert is fast approaching. Please watch my video for more information about this weekend: 1) Saturday (5/5) rehearsal is at East Chapel Hill High from 8:45-10am. 2) Sunday (5/6) is our concert at Baldwin Auditorium. Dress rehearsal is at 4:30-5:30, concert starts at 6:30. ... read more »

March 7, 2018

It has been my pleasure to work with the students and parents of the ISO orchestra! I am excited for our final concert of the year. It will feature an original composition my Matthew Erickson, a lovely work called Adoration by Borowski, and The Entertainer by Scott Joplin. This will be the most... read more »

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