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Viola Lives Matter: Students lose passion for extracurricular activities, result of pressures of maintaining this school’s reputation

Viola Lives Matter: Students lose passion for extracurricular activities, result of pressures of maintaining this school’s reputation

Natalie Khamis

April 19, 2019

After almost six years of playing the viola, performing in over 20 concerts, and countless hours of practicing, I can confidently say orchestra holds a special place in my heart. From receiving my very first piece of sheet music to performing a whole symphony, that place in my heart grew and my love for ...

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Q&A with senior Joseph Hsu, who composed his own concerto “Non Noire Memoire”

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Q&A with senior Joseph Hsu, who  composed his own concerto “Non Noire Memoire”

April 19, 2019

How did you compose your concerto? I compose my music on my computer. There is a free program called “MuseScore” that allows you to do music notation. So, I was able to write my music while playing the piano onto the computer. I wrote for five parts: the piano, violin 1, violin 2, viola and cello/b...

Carmel Electric Ensemble to meet on March 18

Kiersten Riedford

March 22, 2019

The Carmel Electric Ensemble is to meet on March 18 during SRT. The ensemble members are starting to regroup from an extended break, their last meeting was Feb. 22, and they have chosen a new setlist for their upcoming concert in April. Club sponsor Elisabeth Ohly-Davis said, “It’s not official...

Orchestras to host guest conductor, prepare for ISSMA competition

Orchestras to host guest conductor, prepare for ISSMA competition

Wendy Zhu

March 1, 2019

On March 4 and 5, guest conductor Michael Garasi will come to this school to work with each of the CHS orchestras during class. According to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, Garasi visited this school two years ago as well. “He’s going to be in here working with all the students, and w...

Orchestras practicing for rescheduled chamber music concert

Orchestras practicing for rescheduled chamber music concert

Wendy Zhu

February 7, 2019

The CHS orchestras will host their chamber music concert, which was originally scheduled to be on Jan. 30, on Feb. 8 in Room P100. Director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis said the Philharmonic, Symphony and Camerata Orchestras will play during this concert, and the concert will take place during...

Orchestras practicing for winter concert, recordings

Orchestras practicing for winter concert, recordings

Wendy Zhu

December 10, 2018

The CHS orchestras will have their winter concert on Dec. 13 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. All orchestras will be performing at this concert, and according to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, the winter concert, like the fall concert, will be split into two parts. “(We’re having)...

Orchestras to rehearse repertoire for winter concert, Ohly-Davis says

Adhi Ramkumar

December 4, 2018

The orchestra division is putting finishing touches on its upcoming winter orchestra concert on Dec. 13 at 6 and 8 p.m. in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium (two different performances). According to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, this concert is unique because the symphony orchestra will...

A Major Development: Orchestra students to share stage with Carmel Symphony Orchestra this Sunday

A Major Development: Orchestra students to share stage with  Carmel Symphony Orchestra this Sunday

Isabella White

November 16, 2018

This sunday at 4 p.m., for the first time, the CHS Symphony and Camerata orchestras, the most prestigious orchestras, will take the stage with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) at the Palladium. Selin Oh, Camerata cellist and senior, said she is extremely excited to be part of this event. “It’s a...

Orchestras practicing with Marching Band for competition

Orchestras practicing with Marching Band for competition

Wendy Zhu

November 8, 2018

The CHS orchestras have been rehearsing with the marching band in order to prepare for the Bands of America Grand National Championships this Saturday. This year, members of the CHS orchestras were given the opportunity to perform alongside the marching band, and the groups have been practicing after school...

Orchestras rehearsing for fall concert

Orchestras rehearsing for fall concert

Wendy Zhu

October 21, 2018

The CHS orchestras will be playing at their first concert of the school year on Oct. 18, and the concert will feature all orchestras at this school. According to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, the orchestras have been rehearsing on stage this week so that they can know what to expect dur...