WVHS performs annual Spring Orchestra Concert, recognizes seniors (gallery & video)


WVHS performs annual Spring Orchestra Concert, recognizes seniors (gallery & video)

May 28, 2024

The Warwick Valley High School Music Department presented its annual Spring Orchestra Concert on Monday , May 20. The evening included performances by the high school’s O Mio Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, American String Orchtet and Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of WVHS orchestra director Elissa Maynard.

Highlights of the event included senior features by Zoe Link (viola), Skylar Rosenblatt (violin) and Jolie Sorrow (violin).

Zoe Link

Zoe started playing violin when she was around 4, started playing viola with the rest of my peers in fourth grade, and then quit violin to be replaced with piano in seventh grade. She has participated in many extracurricular music activities, such as the Philadelphia International Music Festival, the Hudson Valley Youth Orchestra, Fiddle Frenzy, Wire Choir and various weddings and pit orchestras. Zoe is excited to continue music in college, through a performance/business track, and her ultimate goal is to play in movie soundtracks. She will be attending Ithaca College in the Fall.

Skylar Rosenblatt

Skylar has been playing violin since 4th grade and has participated in several ensembles and festivals, including Area All-State, All-County, NYSSMA, and the Hudson Valley Performing Arts Foundation Youth Orchestra. In her free time, she plays electric bass, though violin remains her primary instrument. Skylar is a member of National Honors Society and plans to study Forensic Science at Hofstra University in hopes of becoming a Forensic Document Examiner. Skylar would like to give a special thanks to Mrs. Maynard, her orchestra teacher throughout high school, Mrs. Moser, her private lessons teacher since 4th grade, and Mrs. Echevarria, who will be accompanying her tonight on the piano.

Additionally, she would like to thank her friends and family for supporting her throughout the years.

Jolie Eugenio

Jolie is an active member in the Symphony Orchestra and Wire Choir on violin and viola. She started playing violin nine years ago and began learning viola as well as harp earlier this year. She joined Wire Choir in 5th grade and has been an active member for the past eight years. She has been an orchestra officer for the past three years, starting as the secretary of Symphony Orchestra & Wire Choir, and has been the President of the Orchestra Department & Wire Choir for the past two years. She has also been the Vice President & Secretary of Studio Music Club for the past year. Jolie joined the WVCSD music department in 3rd grade, where she has participated in chorus, orchestra, music theory, music production and has helped with band.

She was introduced to music by her late grandfather, Robert J. Sullivan, who has continued to be her inspiration behind her music studies to this day. Jolie will be attending SUNY Geneseo in the fall, where she will major in Neuroscience with a minor in Music in order to continue her violin and viola studies. She would like to thank her family and friends for their continued support. She would also like to thank all of her past and present music teachers from orchestra, chorus and band for making her into the musician she is today.

View/download the WVHS Orchestra Spring Concert Program 2024



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