This past weekend, March 23-25, two ConVal seniors represented the high school music program at the distinguished New England Music Festival. Hadi Lancaric and Rowan Davidson were selected through a rigorous audition process. Performing at this festival is a wonderful honor and distinction for our students.
The festival concert took place at the Woodstock Academy in Connecticut this year. Lancaric sang alto voice in the Choir, performing a repertoire ranging from the well-known piece “Jenny Kissed Me” by Eric W. Barnum to the romantic era Lied by Johannes Brahms, “Der Gang Zum Liebchen.” The choir was under the direction of Hofstra choral director David Fryling.
Davidson played flute in the band and performed a wide-ranging repertoire, from Chris Pilsner’s “Dum Spiro Spero” to a student favorite, “Rocketship” by Kevin Day. The band was under the direction of the associate director of bands at the Univerity of Illinois, Dr. Elizabeth Peterson.
Congratulations to both!