By Andrew Cullen ’14 | Staff Writer
South’s orchestra will be holding the annual String Extravaganza today at 7 p.m. in the Main Gym, Orchestra Director James Gross said.
String Extravaganza is an orchestra concert where every orchestra student in the school district, grades 5-12, will be performing, Gross said. The final performance will be South’s orchestra.
“We are an example for them, in terms of how far students get in terms of level,” said Chris Morris ‘14, a violin player. “it is my last year playing in this concert, and I love playing in the orchestra.”
It will not be a completely holiday-themed concert, but a few holiday songs will be played, Gross said. pieces will include Greensleeves and Carol of the Bells.
Connor Reinman ‘14, a bass player in the orchestra, said he is looking forward to the concert. He said he always enjoys playing the music, and that is is good to see young students interested in orchestral music.
“My favorite part is getting to see all the young people that are involved in the orchestra program,” said Reinman. “They are the ones that are going to make up the high school orchestra. It’s nice to see them interested in music from such a young age.”
The main purpose of the concert is to show the breadth of the orchestral program in the school district, Gross said. Parents will be able to see all the stages of the program from elementary to high school.
“We look forward to combining with North High School,” said Gross. “It will be an orchestra of over 150 students, which is a massive group. It’s fun for the kids.”
[info]The concert will be held in the main gym this Thursday, tickets are sold at the door for $1, according to the Grosse Pointe South website.[/info]