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Showing posts from January, 2016

Old First's SOTA Concert

On January 22, 2016, the SOTA Instrumental and Piano departments presented a collaborated concert featuring chamber music pieces, solos, piano duets, and instrumental pieces. Led by Orchestra conductor Tristan Arnold and piano head Ava Soifer, this concert filled the audience member with musical joy.

Being held at Old First's Presbyterian Church, the concert had a luscious sound thanks to the wonderful acoustics in the hall. The wide variety of pieces performed that evening gave the concert a sense of an adventure through time, from Chopin to Poulenc to Briseño. In addition, the evening included a composition by an aspiring young composer Theo Haber, student (class of 2017) of the SOTA Instrumental Department.

Alice Kubo, a piano senior, opened the concert with her performance of Frédéric Chopin's Scherzo Op. 20, No.1. Her phenomenal technique and emotional presence astounded the excited audience, intriguing them to what was yet to come.

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