Congratulations to semifinalist Carlisle Chamber Orchestra
|Carlisle Chamber Orchestra. (Courtesy photo)|
The Carlisle Chamber Orchestra (CCO) has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Community Orchestra division of The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts.
The American Prize is a national comprehensive series of contests in the classical arts. It is designed to evaluate, recognize and reward the best performers, ensembles and composers in the United States, attracting hundreds of qualified contestants from all 50 states. Finalists and runners up will be announced in the Community Orchestra division soon.
The American Prize, founded in 2009, grew from the belief that a great deal of excellent music being made in this country goes unrecognized and unheralded, not only in our major cities but all across the country: in schools and churches, in colleges and universities, and by community and professional musicians. The media does not always tell us about these artists, but they are there entertaining audiences, educating young people and contributing to the quality of life in the communities they serve. The American Prize seeks to fill that gap.
As CCO approaches the close of its fifth season, there is a continued increase in an enthusiastic audience attendance. There are many examples of “significant others” new to classical concerts and many on fixed income, attracted by the orchestra’s donation-based admissions. The next concert is on Friday, March 29, at 8 p.m. at the Carlisle Congregational Church. For more about this fine community ensemble visit www.CCOrch.org.
|SNOW-CAMPING. Boy Scout Troop 135 went on a backpacking trip to Sawyer Pond in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Scouts (left to right) Daniel Jiang, Marcellus Thorsen and Paul O’Connor snowshoed across the creek on route to Sawyer Pond. (Photo by Todd Thorsen)|
Carlisle Middle School students perform at Junior District Festival
Congratulations to members of the Carlisle Public School Concert Band and Middle School Choir who performed at the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Eastern District Junior Festival at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School on Saturday, March 9. Robert Blais, the Green Mountain Youth Symphony Artistic Director, conducted the orchestra; David Morrison of Illinois conducted the concert band; and Dr. Janet Galvan of Ithaca College conducted the treble chorus. Students rehearsed with other young musicians from greater Boston all day Friday and Saturday. Their hard work resulted in a wonderful performance on Saturday afternoon.
The following students performed:
Jason Wang, Trumpet
Hannah Girma, Clarinet
Brandon Li, Clarinet
Ian Wolossow, Percussion
Maggie Kalkstein, Trombone
Kyle Lee, Trumpet
Lucas Lee, Trumpet
Natalie Dudko, Soprano
|WINNERS ALL. As 4-H participants, seven Carlisle children each completed a project, prepared a demonstration or presentation and spoke to a small group about their topic. Participants include (back row, left to right) Graham Alderson, Charles Mastromarino, Aidan Moroney and Orla Moroney, (front row) Alex Mastromarino and Michaela Jo Gambino. Missing is Anna Ely. All who presented received blue ribbons. (Courtesy Photo)|
Boston Globe Art and Writing Awards
The Boston Globe has announced its Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for this year.
Concord-Carlisle High School students receiving Art awards are:
• Nick Ely-Myers–Silver Key
• Rose Feng–Honorable Mention
• Lila Hempel-Edgers–Gold Key
• Kira Johnson–Honorable Mention
• Hazel Johnstone–Honorable Mention
• Henry Johnstone–2 Gold Keys
• Alessandro Lopestri–2 Gold Keys and a Silver Key
• Isabella Lopresti–Honorable Mention
• Glyn Mardis–Silver Key
• Jeremy Pietropaolo–Honorable Mention and a Silver Key
• Laura Pohl–Honorable Mention
• Samara Reid–Honorable Mention
• Isabel Roberts–Silver Key
• Richard Schur–Honorable Mention
• Jessica Shang–Honorable Mention and a Silver Key
• Maisie Spofford–Honorable Mention
• Alyssa Stainton–3 Silver Keys
• Dana Tilton–Honorable Mention
• Hannah Yelle–Gold Key
Concord-Carlisle students receiving Writing Awards are:
• Cara Fritz–Honorable Mention and Gold Key
• Teresa Wood–Silver Key
(Carlisle students in bold.)
Middlesex School announces Honor Roll
The scholarly achievements of Middlesex School students were recognized at the annual winter academic assembly. Among those who earned honors averages were six students from Carlisle.
The distinction of Honors was awarded to the following students:
• Megha Dalal
• Callan Fries
• Camren Fries
• Gabby Walsh
The distinction of High Honors was awarded to the following students:
• Catie Barry
• Ian Dhar