Words and Photos: Ellie Zoller-Gritz
On December 11th, Centennial hosted their annual Winter Orchestra Concert. The concert highlighted the Centennial String Ensemble and Centennial String Orchestra.
The concert began with the String Ensemble playing Menuetto from Symphony no. 5 and Suite of Carols.
Concertmaster, Zeyu Zhong, announced their third piece, Wharton’s Hoedown, which brought an upbeat mood to the concert.
Before the String Ensemble finished with their last piece, Swan Lake Dances, orchestra director, Allen Leung, expressed that he is “so proud” of the String Ensemble for all of their hard work.
After a quick transition, the Centennial String Orchestra started their performance with Sinfonia No. 2, followed by Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky.
After playing Suite for String Orchestra, Leung gave thanks to Centennial administration, staff, music team, and the booster organization, Friends of Music. He concluded his speech by saying, “Congratulations to the string orchestra, we thank them for their hard work.”
They ended the night with an arrangement of Carol of the Bells and wished everyone happy holidays.