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NH-S Orchestra on Carnegie Hall stage

The New Hope-Solebury High School Orchestra participated in the New York Invitational Music Festival earlier this month on the Ronald Perelman Stage in Carnegie Hall, New York. 

The orchestra performed selections from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” in celebration of his 100th birthday. 

The orchestra also performed the Concerto in D minor for two violins by Johann Sebastian Bach with student soloists, Katherine Warren and Jon Li. 

The orchestra also performed works by Brian Balmages and Adrian Gordon. 

The 65-piece string orchestra was the first music group from the NH-S School District to perform on the 125-year-old stage. 

Nicholas Wehr, orchestra director for the New Hope-Solebury Orchestra program commented on the performance. 

“The success of the concert this evening was directly related to the tremendous effort brought by the students in the ensemble. We have tremendous support by our administration, family, and friends in the New Hope area. I hope my students will remember this performance for a lifetime. I am so incredibly proud of them and all they have achieved. I’m so happy I could watch them experience performing on this stage for the first time.” 

PHOTO CAP: The New Hope-Solebury High School Orchestra participated in the New York Invitational Music Festival earlier this month on the Ronald Perelman Stage in Carnegie Hall, New York.