North Middle students putting on concert, exhibit

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North Middle School’s Seventh and Eighth Grade Spring Instrumental and Choral Concert and Art Show will take place on Wednesday, May 16, at the school, 77 Polo Rd.

Art Exhibit

The Annual Spring Art Exhibit Opening Reception will be held in the lobby of the Daniel J. Tomaselli Auditorium, beginning at 7 p.m., prior to the concert. In addition, the Art Exhibit may be viewed on Thursday, May 17, and Friday, May 18, during school hours, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

The Art Exhibit will showcase works from the school’s varied courses, with a focus on the works created in the most advanced classes: Art Foundations (Art 9) and Studio Art 8. There will be an eye-catching array of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works.

North Middle art teachers are Elaine Brendel, art department head, Kristin Kirleis, Jennifer Shea, and Sherry Teich.

Concert

The concert, held in the Daniel J. Tomaselli Auditorium, will begin at 7:30 p.m. This instrumental and choral concert will feature the Seventh and Eighth Grade String Orchestra, the Seventh Grade Percussion Ensembles, the Seventh and Eighth Grade Chorus, and the Seventh and Eighth Grade Concert Band.

The Chorus will sing “What a Wonderful World,” “Opening Up,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “The James Bond Theme,” and “Blue Skies.”

The instrumental program will feature works by George Gershwin, Dimitri Shastakovitch, Astor Piazzola, Louie Prima, Henry Mancini, and Thom Sharp.

The band and orchestra are under the direction of Matt Trinkwald, music department head. The chorus is under the direction of Arielle Murdocco.

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