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SOTA Orchestra Concert

The Freako Diva now returns with an article on the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts Orchestra Concert that took place on November 7. Before I write anything about the concert itself, I want to mention that the SOTA Orchestra department has a new director, Tristan Arnold. I attended the Instrumental Fall Concert, but I didn't have time to write anything about it; so, here's the Orchestra concert, featuring Director Tristan Arnold and the SOTA Orchestra.

The evening was opened with full orchestra performing the overture to The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This piece was performed at a very professional level, setting the evening to a good start. The next two pieces performed, First Movement, Sinfonia No.8 by Felix Mendelssohn and Fugue from Concerto Grosso No. 1 by Ernest Bloch. Both of these pieces were performed with excitement, expressing the separate characters of the two pieces. The Concerto Grosso No. 1 concluded the first half of the concert, leaving the audience …