Spring Orchestra Concert

The NPHS Orchestras spring concert was held on April 26, 2022, from 7 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. in the North Port Performing Arts Center. The prelude, concert, pops, and advanced orchestras played, conducted by Lorianne Alegria.  

The concert started off with the prelude orchestra playing. This group is a non-audition group, filled with students with every skill set, from complete beginners or those who returned to orchestra after taking a break. “We have learned a tremendous number of things this year. Everything from bow techniques to learning how to play in different key signatures… even a little bit of shifting,” says Mrs. Alegria. This is one of the four orchestra groups offered at NPHS. Pieces played were “(You Are) Amazing” composed by Brian Balmages, “Coiled!” composed by Bob Lipton, and “Dance of the Tumblers” arranged by Sandra Dackow. After the prelude orchestra, VPA members Maya Lamberto and Jashpreet Singh performed a viola cello duet, playing “In Springtime” arranged by I. Pleyel. After, the concert orchestra played. They performed “GPS” composed by Mozart, arranged by Meyer, “Allegro Molto” composed by Mozart and composed by Granata, and “Hunting the Wild Beast” composed by Brian Balmages. After the concert orchestra, VPA member Ember Cuevas performed a violin solo, playing “Gavotte” composed by Martini. Then, the concert continued to the pops orchestra performing “Moondance” arranged by Michael Hopkins, “Shut Up and Dance,” arranged by Larry Moore, and “Bond… James Bond,” arranged by Robert Longfield. The concert was then concluded by the advanced orchestra, performing “Beautiful Flowers,” composed by Yukiko Nishimura, and “Overture from the Barber of Seville,” composed by Gioacchino Rossini, played with the addition of special guests for a full orchestra performance. There was also the mention of the fifth orchestra, the VPA orchestra who meets after school. This group is for students who have a desire to continue music after high school, whether that is in college or playing on a semi-professional level. 

The concert ended at around 8:45 after the full orchestra performance. The full orchestra performance was once a tradition every spring orchestra concert; however, due to COVID, there hasn’t been a full orchestra performance for the past three years. The concert ended with a closing message from Mrs. Alegria expressing her gratitude for teaching this year’s orchestra and congratulating the 2022 graduating seniors. Mrs. Alegria ended with a reminder of the Percussion concert on Tuesday May 3rd, 7 p.m. at the North Port Performing Arts Center.