LHS orchestra to perform at state conference

The Lindbergh High School Symphony Orchestra, shown above at Powell Hall, is one of just three schools chosen to play at the 72nd annual Missouri Music Educators Association state conference.

The Lindbergh High School Symphony Orchestra, shown above at Powell Hall, is one of just three schools chosen to play at the 72nd annual Missouri Music Educators Association state conference.

The Lindbergh High School Symphony Orchestra has been invited to perform at the 72nd annual Missouri Music Educators Association state conference today — Jan. 28 — at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach.

To audition, the orchestra sent one CD to an out-of-state panel of judges, which reviewed all recordings submitted from Missouri music ensembles.

The blind audition did not include any identifying information about the school, according to a district news release.

“Only three high school orchestras are selected each year, so this is a prestigious honor,” Director Susan L. Rola´ stated in the release. “The students have been working very hard to represent the Lindbergh strings program and the Lindbergh district.”

The orchestra’s program includes: “Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for String Orchestra Op. 10” by Benjamin Britten; “Four Pieces for Violoncello, Opus 20 No. 2, Am Springbrunnen (At the Fountain)” by C. Davidoff, featuring cellist James Perretta, a Lindbergh senior; and a premiere piece for the Lindbergh High Symphony Orchestra titled “Mile 6,” composed by Matt Rola´.

Susan Rola´ is assisted in directing the symphony orchestra by Angela Dunsford and L. Michelle Howard.