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Friday, May 25, 2007


Instrumental Music School concert review

Those lucky enough to have attended the free Instrumental Music School of Carlisle and Concord (IMSCC) Student-Faculty Recital on May 10 in Corey Auditorium were treated to an extraordinary display of musical talent by music school faculty as well as outstanding student musicians who were nominated by their IMSCC teachers. Fourteen students from grade one through grade twelve performed, either in small ensembles or as soloists.

Carlisle students who performed included CCHS Concert Band senior principal trumpeter Andy Brown; the saxophone quartet of Greg Blair, Caroline Howe, Jake Dockterman, and Ema Woodward; and saxophonist Owen Callahan, who recently received praise from music educators who saw him perform in Japan with the CCHS Concert Band. Carlisle Middle School's Senior Band was represented by seventh grader Peter Ryder and sixth grader Kevin Barrow, who performed a Telemann Sonata for two clarinets.

The performance of clarinetist Emily Fritz-Endres was notable for the difficulty of the piece she played -- Stravinsky's Three Pieces for Clarinet.

The grand fiinale was the return performance of the IMSCC Faculty Jazz Combo, led this year by trumpeter Matthew Small. Performers included drummer Don Kirby, guitarist Jason Yost, bassist Jason Felitto and trombonist Brian Diehl.

After the event, everyone enjoyed the refreshments that were provided by the parent support group, CCPOPS (Concord-Carlisle Patrons of Performing Students).

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2007 The Carlisle Mosquito