Orchestra seniors pass torch at final concert
The last Darby Orchestra concert of the year took place on May 15th, and it was fantastic wrap-up to the year for the musicians. While it was a fun concert, it was also a bittersweet one, as it was the last concert for Darby’s senior orchestra members.
The theme of the concert was Broadway. The orchestras included songs like “Memory” from Cats and a medley of tunes from The Phantom of the Opera. The concert also included full orchestra numbers and some solo vocalists. The music played by the orchestra was exciting, and musically articulate. It was very evident that the performers put in a lot of work for this concert.
This concert was also unique in the fact that both the middle school and high school orchestras performed. It was very interesting to see Darby’s future artists in action. The three Darby Orchestras that performed were Concert Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra, in that order.
In between performances from the final group, Chamber Orchestra, awards were given out. This includes the Outstanding Senior Award, which was given to Adun Obisesan. The award is one that is given to orchestra seniors across the country. As stated before, this was the last concert for seniors. The seniors have grown so much, both literally and musically, since they first started playing their respective instruments. Lily He described the emotions of her last concert.
“It was a pretty incredible experience,” He said. “For our last performance we did Phantom of the Opera with the band and a singer. It was a good way to wrap up the experience.”
Everyone, including the seniors, put a lot much effort into executing these songs. All in all, this concert was a memorable passing of the torch from Darby’s seniors to the other orchestra members.