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Students in Carmel Orchestras take precautionary measures against COVID-19

Jasmine Zhang

September 30, 2020

As school starts up, students in Carmel Orchestras attend after-school rehearsals. Carmel Orchestras are taking precautionary measures in order to prevent students from being infected. Rachel Wu, a member of Symphony Orchestra and sophomore, reads through the screener questions to make sure she does not have...

Performing Arts department prepares for Holiday Spectacular

 Senior Alyssa Smith practices Holiday Spectacular music for the upcoming show. Smith said she has participated in Holiday Spectacular for a couple of years and has enjoyed it every time.

Tara Kandallu

November 20, 2019

Members of Wind Symphony I, Camerata Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra continue to practice after school for the Holiday Spectacular performances that will take place on Dec. 4, 5, 7 and 8.   Alyssa Smith, returning Holiday Spectacular pit band performer, Wind Symphony I member and senior...

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 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 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...

CHS orchestra students and staff discuss departure of former director

CHS orchestra students and staff discuss departure of former director

entertainment

August 16, 2016

Soo Han, former Director of Orchestras, will take a year off from CHS to begin his doctorate at Orchestral Conducting at Michigan State University. As a result, positions have changed within the conducting  staff. The orchestra program has found a new conductor, Tom Chen. Chen will be the new Associate...

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...

Final Preparations: CHS Orchestra to attend Midwest Clinic

Final Preparations: CHS Orchestra to attend Midwest Clinic

Contributor

December 12, 2014

On Dec. 20, Symphony Orchestra will perform at the 68th annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago. The orchestra will also have the opportunity  to meet with other orchestras and teachers from around the nation and play with classical cellist Lynn Harrell. The Midwest Clinic, which began in 1946, is now a four-d...

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...