Music News | Junior School
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do withoutConfucius
This week, 2021 Music Leader Charlie Yao (6Fo) showcases and introduces the Junior School Mozart Strings Ensemble.
Mozart strings is for K – 2 boys who play violin or cello and at the beginning of their musical journey. This is the first opportunity to play in an authentic String Orchestra where they sing, play and work together. They learn orchestra ensemble discipline, manners and stage presentation. Boys in Mozart Strings regularly perform at assembly and important school events like the Junior School Evening of Music. Boys experiment with sound, learning how to play with dynamics, phrasing and the importance of listening to everyone in the ensemble. Rehearsals are also about playing with your friends and practising with proper posture, bow technique and pizzicato, instead of only doing this alone at home.
Mozart Strings rehearse every Monday and are very excited and proud to be part of the ensemble. We believe this is a very good starting platform before boys are promoted into the core ensemble of Intermezzo or the promotion ensemble of Vivaldi Strings.
Here is just a sample of what boys in Mozart Strings say about their experience:
I love playing music with my friends | Asher Buultjens (1Ta)
I really like playing the violin with all of the music teachers | Cooper Mitevski (1Fo)
I like playing music with my friends on Mondays and learning things in my private lessons on Tuesdays | Byron Ma (2Ta)
I love violin because one day it will make me famous | Krishna Kotwal (1Yo)
It’s fun and it sounds pretty good | Merlin Hoang (Merlin) Nguyen (2La)
It’s another chance to play my instrument | Kyriakos Kottakis (2La)
It is cool because you get to practice for the big bands | James Sutherland (2Ta)
Term 1 Key Music Dates
Family Service Choir performances:
21 March Family Service (meet in the Choir Room at 8:30am)
28 March Family Service (meet in the Choir Room at 8:30am)
1 March Allegro Concert Band
8 March David Miller (6La) – trumpet
15 March Maxwell Munday (6Fo) – piano
22 March Ezekiel Turner (6La) – saxophone
29 March Geoffrey Olsen (6Yo) – piano
The Annual Soloists’ Competition Finalist Concert will be held on Wednesday 10th March 2021. Heats will begin in the week commencing Monday 1 March. Congratulations to the entrants.
Piano on Monday 1 March
Geoffrey Olsen (6Yo) playing Ballad pour Adeline by Clayderman on piano
Mimo Kim (1Fo) playing Allegro con fuoco by Hermann Berens on piano
Christopher Xu (3N) playing The Swan from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens on piano
Max Munday (6Fo) playing The troll at the edge of the Woods by Donald Waxman on piano
Charlie Yao (6Fo) playing an arrangement of Largo from the 2nd Movement from Symphony No 9 by Antonin Dvorak on piano
Felix Yao (4Fo) playing Over the rainbow by Harold Arlen on piano
Aidan Tay (4Yo) Piano Midday on the Champs-Elysees by Rocherolle on piano
Ryan La (5Ta) playing an arrangement of Allegro from the 1st Movement from Sonata K545 by Mozart on piano
Strings on Wednesday 3 March
Jay Zhang (4Ta) playing Carolan’s farewell by Carolan on violin
Jayden Yang (4La) playing Russian fantasy by Portnoff on violin
Roman Urbano (5Ta) playing Habanera by Bizet arr. By Blackwels on violin
Ethan Soo (5La) playing Open sesame by Hans-Jones on violin
Mimo Kim (1Fo) playing Russian fantasy No.2 by Portnoff on violin
Ryan Fan (2Yo) playing the traditional piece called Ceilidh on cello
Maxwell Leung (5Yo) playing Swing and Swang by Bailey on violin
Darren Cai (4Fo) playing Etude by Dancla on violin
Benjamin Loughnan (6Yo) playing Concertino by Janshinov on violin
Clancy Liu-Tian (4Yo) playing Paganini Caprice No.16 by Paganini on violin
Music Instrumental – Private Lessons
Enrolment forms to join individual instrumental lessons are available at http://community.trinity.nsw.edu.au/1_senior/docs/spirit_musicTuition.pdf or from the Junior School front office.
If you wish your son to participate in an AMEB examination in the first session of 2021, please ensure you speak with his Instrumental Teacher next week, so he is best prepared and there is an opportunity to enrol as closing dates are fast approaching.
TERM 1 WEEK 6 REHEARSALS
Mozart Strings (2:15 – 2:45pm) – Junior School (J1.9 and RoR)
Intermezzo Strings (3:15 – 4:00pm) – School of Music Band Room (M1.2)
Allegro Concert Band (3:15 – 4:10pm) – School of Music Orchestra Room (M1.3)
Treble I Junior School Choir (3:15 – 4pm) – School of Music Choir Room (M1.1 & M1GA)
Choir Advanced Ensemble (3:15 – 4pm) – School of Music Choir Room (M1.1 & M1GA)
Year 2 Instrumental (11:30am – 12:30pm) – School of Music
Year 3 Instrumental (2:15 – 3:15pm) – School of Music
Vivaldi Strings (from 7:15am) – School of Music Band Room (M1.2)
Junior School Concert Band (from 7:30am) – School of Music Orchestra Room (M1.3)
Treble II Junior School Choir (7:30 – 8:20am) – School of Music Choir Room (M1.1 & M1GA)
Choir Advanced Ensemble (7:30 – 8:20am) – School of Music Choir Room (M1.1 & M1GA)
If you have any further inquiries for music, please contact the Music Department on 9581 6042.
Trevor Adams | Director of Junior School Music
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