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Orchestra chamber groups to perform on Jan. 29

Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, director of orchestras, shows students how to play a song by demonstrating on the cello.

Tara Kandallu

January 27, 2020

On Jan. 29, members of Wind Symphony I and Philharmonic Orchestra will perform with their chamber groups, which are ensembles of three to five students usually playing a variety of string instruments, from 5 to 9 p.m. in Room P100.    Director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis said, “(The...

All orchestras to perform on Oct. 15

Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, director of orchestras, leads students in practicing pieces during their B4 Philharmonic Orchestra. Philharmonic orchestra will perform at the second concert of the night on Oct. 15.

Tara Kandallu

October 13, 2019

On Oct. 15, members of all the orchestras will perform at Dale E. Graham Auditorium at CHS. This concert, which falls a week before it usually does, is the first orchestra concert of the year.   Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, director of orchestras, said that she is looking forward to the event. ...

Orchestras preparing for Palladium concert, banquet

Chloe Chui, member of Symphony Orchestra and sophomore, takes her violin from her locker. She said she is excited to perform at the Palladium and hopes the concert goes smoothly.

Wendy Zhu

May 14, 2019

The CHS Orchestras will perform their spring concert at the Palladium tonight at 6 p.m. “We’re all really excited for our final concert of the year,” director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis said. “I think the students have all worked hard for this, and we want to finish the year off strong....

Orchestras practicing for upcoming ISSMA competition

Edward Dong, member of Philharmonic Orchestra and sophomore, packs up his violin at the end of the day. He said he has recently been preparing for the ISSMA (Indiana State Music Association) Competition and has benefited from the new practice recordings. “ISSMA is basically our main priority now,” Dong said.

Wendy Zhu

April 8, 2019

The CHS Orchestras have been practicing and preparing for the upcoming ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) competition, which, according to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, will take place during the weekend after spring break for the Concert, Sinfonia and Festival Orchestras. ...

Orchestras practicing for rescheduled chamber music concert

Noah Tan, member of Philharmonic Orchestra and sophomore, takes his
cello out of its case before after school rehearsal. He said the main
focus of his orchestra class for the past few weeks has been to
prepare their chamber music and contest music.

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

Chloe Chui, member of Symphony Orchestra and sophomore, unlocks her violin locker. After going through her pieces in class, Chui said she wanted to take her instrument home for more practice for the upcoming concert. “We’ve been working hard on our pieces, and I really hope it turns out well,” Chui said.

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 practice music for winter concert

“I think we build up on our foundation in the first concert,” Ohly-Davis said. “We’re just working to tailor our instruction to make them even more effective now.”

Angela Qian

November 16, 2017

The orchestras continue to practice the music for their upcoming concert on Dec. 14. “We’re doing something really out-of-the-box, which we haven’t done in a long time,” director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis said. “That’s a pops concert basically, and one of the cool things that’s...

Orchestra to forgo chamber music this year

May Zhang, Concert Orchestra member and freshman, fingers her violin in an individual playing room during SRT. She was playing “Allegro Brillante”.

Beats

January 9, 2015

According to assistant orchestra director Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, orchestra members typically work on chamber music, music played in small groups of musicians, during the beginning of the second semester. However, they will not this year, as the chamber music will be replaced by a separate program for...

Orchestra members prepare for annual winter concert

Orchestra members prepare for annual winter concert

Beats

November 21, 2014

Orchestra members are preparing for the annual winter concert on Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium, according to assistant orchestra director Elisabeth Ohly-Davis. Concert Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfonia Orchestra will perform first, followed by an intermission. Symphony...

Orchestra prepares for 4/26 competition at Pike High School

Yi Cui, Philharmonic Orchestra cello player and sophomore, practices his cello during SRT. The Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras are the two orchestras participating in the ISSMA Regionals at Pike High School on April 24. MATTHEW DEL BUSTO / PHOTO

Beats

April 25, 2013

According to Soo Han, performing arts co-department chairperson and director for orchestras, orchestra competition season is in full swing and the Regional competition begins this weekend. The Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras will go to the competition. The Philharmonic Orchestra plays at 8 p.m....

Orchestra prepares for ISSMA Competition

Yi Cui, cello player in the Philharmonic Orchestra and sophomore, prepares to take his cello out of his case before school. He said orchestra has begun to prepare for its ISSMA competition. MATTHEW DEL BUSTO / PHOTO

Beats

April 25, 2013

Yi Cui, cello player in the Philharmonic Orchestra and sophomore, said orchestra has began to prepare for its Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) competition late April. Cui said as an orchestra they have "a lot of work to do" to get prepared for the concert. However, he said hopefully they...