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Pioneer High School will proudly showcase five young musicians from the Band, Choir and Orchestra programs at the 62nd Annual Concerto Concert on Wednesday, March 21.
The five soloists auditioned this past fall to win a coveted spot at the Concerto Concert, representing not only themselves but the deep pool of musically talented students at Pioneer.
The soloists are:
Martin Ahn, “Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37, 1st movement” Ludwig van Beethoven
William Meng, “Concerto for Flute, 3rd movement” Jacques Ibert
Carly Nadeau, “Un Moto di Gioia from Le Nozze di Figaro” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sophia Janevic, “Violin Concerto in e minor, op. 64, 3rd movement” Felix Mendelssohn
Greg Papaefthymiou, “Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra” Alexander Arutunian
In addition, the Pioneer Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jonathan Glawe, director of the Pioneer Orchestra program, with Pioneer A Cappella Choir, Steve Lorenz Choir Director, will perform “Magnificat” by Antonio Vivaldi.
The Concerto Concert will be streamed live, you can find the Livestream link, past recordings, donate to the Pioneer music program and more, all here: www.phsorchestra.com/home-concerto
The Pioneer Music Department has a long history of cultivating student-musicians and being noticed by many in the music world.
The Pioneer Symphony Orchestra was one of two high school orchestras chosen to perform at the 2017 Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra, and Music Conference in Chicago.
The Pioneer High School A Cappella Choir is an auditioned, advanced mixed voice choir for students in grades 10 through 12. In both 2015 and 2014, they were selected by the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) as the “Outstanding Choir” in the state of Michigan and performed at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival.
The Pioneer Band under the direction of David Leach has earned GRAMMY Signature School honors during his tenure there. In 2004 and 2005, the department achieved GRAMMY Signature School Gold status as one of the top seven public high school music programs in the nation. In 2006 and 2011 the Pioneer Music Department was named the National GRAMMY Signature School as the number one public high school music program in the nation, making it the first program ever honored twice by the GRAMMY Foundation.