• Welcome Back to a new Season of Concerts, Events and Activities of the Tri-M Chapter 2605 (John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School)   

    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/Page/13704

     

    The 2021/2022 Concert Season at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School.

     

    After a concert season that has never been imagined before, we are now about to begin the 2021/2022 SEASON of Room 218

    Upcoming Highlights are
    Fall Musical:

    Into the Woods...1987 musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine

     

    Winter Concert 2021

    ALL TCHAIKOVSKY !

                                                

    SYMPHONIC BAND

    March Slav, Op. 31

    SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    Swan Lake

    Sleeping Beauty                                                                          

    Romeo and Juliet

    Nutcracker Suite,Op. 7

    Russian Dance (Trepak)

    Waltz of the Flowers                                       

    1812 Overture, Op. 49

     

    ARTFEST 2022

    A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

    SYMPHONIC BAND

     GIOACHINO ROSSINI   Overture to Italian in Algiers                

    GIACOMO PUCCINI      Festive March from La Boheme

    GIUSEPPE VERDI           Overture to La Forza del Destino (The Force of Destiny)

    SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    RICHARD WAGNER      Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg 

    GEORGES BIZET             Suite from Carmen  

    JOHANN STRAUSS, Jr.  Overture to Die Fledermaus

    ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER           Selections from Phantom of the Opera (1986)

    CHOIR and SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    GIUSEPPE VERDI           “Anvil Chorus” from Il Trovatore

    But…

    We REALLY miss Ilana Meredith, Nancy Notar-Francesco, Joan Lazaunik, and STILL miss Dr. Janine Robinson, Neil Saggerson, Bernie Kaplan, Roger Ames, Denise Eisner, Amy Kempton, Karen Lee, Mrs. Hugo, Ms Babkes, Dr. Krauz and all the legends and even the maggots of room 218!

    I must also say that it remains with great sadness that we begin another school year without our beloved Dan Tomaselli. His loss in 2011 has had such an impact on our student body, alumni and community.  Mr. “T” never hesitated to state his opinion on any issue, but he was always serving the best interest of our students. Mr. Tomaselli was really my big brother. I consulted his wisdom nearly every day for the 20 years I knew him. I miss him terribly. Let us, once again, let’s remember that seat in the back of the NH auditorium where Mr. T sat for our performances and keep in memory of his high standards and incredible understanding of his fellow human beings.

     

     

    This is how I remember Dan Tomaselli

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je8AQ5KPg_0&sns=em

     

     

     

    The current performing groups at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School music program have been featured in concert at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall over a dozen times in the past twenty-four years.  These groups regularly appear on Channel 75 and Channel 20 on Long Island's North Shore.  The Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra have also played under the batons of Joseph Turrin, JoAnn Falletta, John-Szicheng Lau, the late Jens Nygard, Patricia Spencer , Michael Flamhaft, Michael Lipsey,  David Jolly, Michael Tong, Olivier Fluchaire, David Winkler, Prof. Sean Reed, Prof. Christopher Tibaldi, David Stewart Wiley, Brian Worsdale, David Bernard,  Frank Rugers, Susan Deaver and violinist/conductor Michael Gilbert.  

     

    Great Neck is a suburb of New York City, located on the North Shore of Long Island just east of the Queens border.  Once a community that was part of Queens, Great Neck joined Nassau County in 1898 when the county was created.  The Great Neck Public School System has possessed a tradition of excellence since its inception in 1814!  There exists a dedicated relationship between the Great Neck community and its school system.   The first graduating class of Great Neck High School was in 1896.  The current high school building, a magnificent structure of style and beauty, has housed its students, faculty, staff AND MUSIC DEPARTMENT since 1928.  It is one of the very few original high school buildings in the nation.  Great Neck High School is now known as the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School, named after the distinguished superintendent from 1943 until 1971. 

     

    A look at the unusual, unique, difficult, rewarding and HEARTFELT past 2020/2021 SEASON

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSOB4Sjq2easNcoI3bj1FqDP-1Ski5S0sTPyAgRirRJzDGLy66Y3ZpenytiCGdDAt_umv2BVHaP0kjF/p

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSOB4Sjq2easNcoI3bj1FqDP-1Ski5S0sTPyAgRirRJzDGLy66Y3ZpenytiCGdDAt_umv2BVHaP0kjF/p

     

    This was, by no stretch of anyone’s imagination, an incredibly unusual year.

     

    If you wish to see the performances of the past year, check them out below…

     

    41 LIVE Shows streamed on Zoom from room 218 during the 2020/2021 Season

    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/Page/15044 

    Winter Concert

     North High Virtual Winter Concert 12/17/20

    The 92nd Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School was released as a Virtual Winter Concert Thursday, December 17th 2020---thanks to my son Ben Rutkowski http://www.benrutkowskidp.com

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vckY4ZD4_3I

     

    Young Peoples’ Concert #30

    Thanks to Maya Lerner, Justin Lander, Mike Meehan and seniors Arabella Notar-Francesco, Katherine Smolens, on June 2, we presented our Young People's Concert #30.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLSHHybN2e0 

     

    Artfest 2021

    https://youtu.be/_FjBOlwmRpQ

     

    Senior Awards

    Instrumental Music Awards begin at 13:00

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn_ZiNF9BEc

     

    Graduation NHS ceremony released on Thursday, at 2:00 P.M.

    https://youtu.be/vVzW0Bi5t60

    It begins with the Lobby Music Ensemble playing Let it Be from earlier this season.

    And continues with

    LIVE from Room 218 JAZZ Falling in Love

    LIVE from Room 218 Afghan Dance Watan Lan

    LIVE from Room 218 JAZZ I Love Paris in the Springtime

    Grad Orch 2017 Jupiter and Carmen

    Grad Orch 2016 Romeo and Juliet

    Carnegie Hall 2016 Shostakovich 5

    CM Recital Scott Joplin

    Artfest 2021 Hovhaness Fugue for Strings

    Artfest 2022 Duke Ellington It Don’t Mean A Thing

    And then our June 10th recording in the Commons of Pomp and Circumstance.

     

    Our Lincoln Center 15-minute movie created by Nina Phillips with the screenplay by Stephany Barbu and Scott Levy for the students at NM and JFK as part of our Lincoln Center project

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvjy0WeHXs8

     

    Chamber Music Recital presented on Wednesday, April 28

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IsT03bcxhw

     

    Pirates of Penzance

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=Ge_5H7dnynw

     

    Social Justice Week in Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzjrI98ChFk

     

    Music Night

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWcGaab_1GY

     

    Valentine Soirée

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CV7GVqag2k

     

    International Night

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jMBmXO5D1uhBKLw5sxlTyY4RmzyjL71P/view

     

    NAfME blog What Music Has Meant to My Students 12/22/20

    https://nafme.org/what-music-has-meant-to-my-students/

     

    Noa playing "She talks to angels" in Genelle's Gazebo

    https://youtu.be/7QrTaE9Dtp8

     

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    On Thursday, Oct 22, I took the ninth grade band outside to play because wind players are not allowed to play inside...

    One of the ninth graders in the class is a guitarist name Noa.  I know that she plays rock concerts, so I asked her if she wanted to play something for us while we were all around Genelle’s gazebo.

    Genelle Taney was our principal violist when she graduated in 2003. When she was a junior, she developed a rare form of cancer that kept her at home during most of her senior year. Genelle was such incredibly giving person that she asked me if there was anything she could do for the music dept while she was at home being treated for cancer. I told her that I always wanted to scan the music photographs from the 80 years of yearbooks to put on our web site. She said that she would love to do that. It gave me an excuse to visit her every week, bringing over a few yearbooks for her to scan. Today her work is on our web site and you can see the music students of this dept going back to 1928. Thanks to Genelle.

    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/Page/11363

     

    Genelle Taney is the only student I ever had (or will ever have) that was with me for 8 years. She was in the last 6th grade class I taught at North Middle and because of her illness during the year after her graduation, she came to play in our orchestra at school during the orchestra class. Genelle was too ill to attend either of the colleges, which selected her: Harvard and Amherst. She performed with her sisters and her fellow violists at Carnegie Hall that year in April, 2004. Although her doctor advised her to have chemotherapy right before that concert, Genelle decided to delay the treatment until after the concert so that she would not let down her fellow musicians.

    Genelle passed away in December of 2004, leaving behind memories of an incredible student who excelled in her academics, her music and her sports. She was a star in all three areas. But more than her talent and hard work, Genelle was the nicest and most kind young person that I ever met. The day before she passed away, her dad asked her if she was afraid. Genelle said, "I am not afraid. I am just worried about my sisters."

    Noa picked the song played by the Black Crowes called “She talks to Angels”

    I asked her if I could send this video to you because she remembered my “Genelle story” and she was touched and said yes!

    How fitting this was in Genelle’s Gazebo to watch my “hybrid A” ninth grade band students with the rest of the students on zoom watching on zoom this girl play such a beautiful song outside...

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    I sent the this story and the video to Genelle’s mother who wrote back:

    “How amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. And a huge thank you to Noa for making our day. So beautiful!! Please extend our gratitude to Noa.”

     

     

    Ideas for concert programs at NH thanks to my son Daniel Rutkowski

    https://www.thebash.com/jazz-piano/daniel-rutkowski

     

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    PS….

    For the 107 of you who played at Carnegie Hall on March 1, 2020…..you should know that there still has not been a concert performed there since March 12, 2020.

     

    Carnegie Hall officially cancelled all performances beginning on March 13, 2020. The American Symphony Orchestra was scheduled to perform on March 12, but they cancelled. The last performances in the building took place that day (3/12) in Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall. The last performance in Isaac Stern Auditorium took place on March 10, the evening performance of the New York Wind Band Festival.


    March 1!

    https://www.carnegiehall.org/About/History/Performance-History-Search?q=&dex=prod_PHS_Newest_First&page=3&event=64272

    ALL 49,799 performances
    https://www.carnegiehall.org/About/History/Performance-History-Search?q=&dex=prod_PHS_Newest_First&page=3



    Guidepost Article about CH 2020
    https://gnnguidepost.org/3735/news/carnegie-hall/

    Carnegie Hall PRESENTED BY WORLDSTRIDES
    Ensembles from John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:30 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2020/03/01/Ensembles-from-John-L-Miller-Great-Neck-North-High-School-Festival-Choir-083

    NH Prepares for CH
    https://youtu.be/mwi3Pv3bR_s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwi3Pv3bR_s&feature=youtu.be

    Carngie Hall March 1, 2020

    Carnegie Hall 2020 Great Neck North High Handel VC

    https://youtu.be/17407zHy9OM


    Carnegie Hall 2020 Great Neck North High Waltz VC

    https://youtu.be/j8E-E5gjPOA



    Carnegie Hall 2020 Great Neck North High Shos 5 VC

    https://youtu.be/5VBVjNpcUVw

    There is NO other high school that has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall THIS many times.....

    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/Page/11362 

    Many thanks for how the students have been trained by the likes of Matthew Trinkwald, Anthony Virgilio, Jacqui Tomlet, Andrew Denise, Amy Kempton, Annie Fogarty, Dr. Chris Wilson, Juan Garcia, Patrick Kennedy, Denise Eisner, Arielle Murdocco, Janine Robinson, Korey Coppola, Ally Lambraia, Alan Schwartz and Mark Boschen (a few of our most outstanding students migrate from South Middle), Dr. Pamela Levy and Michael Schwartz (who heads the Great Neck Summer Music Program).  These incredible teachers know how to nurture young players of the flute, saxophone, viola, cello, etc. and and infuse the passion of scraping the bows on the strings, blowing the horns, pounding the drums together that make sounds that stir their emotions and intellect. 

    JOHN L. MILLER-GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL

    MUSIC PROGRAM

    2019/2020 SEASON

     

    A 2019 Long Island Music Hall of Fame High School of Excellence

    https://www.limusichalloffame.org/news/2019-high-school-recognition-program-awards/

    A 2018 Long Island Music Hall of Fame High School of Excellence

    http://www.limusichalloffame.org/news/long-island-music-hall-of-fame-announces-2018-high-school-recognition-program-winners/ 

    http://www.limusichalloffame.org/hs-recognition-program/ 

    Tri-M Chapter of the Year 2017!

    https://nafme.org/2016-2017-tri-m-music-honor-society-chapters-year-announced/

     

    A 2016 Long Island Music Hall of Fame High School of Excellence

    http://www.limusichalloffame.org/schoolrecognitionprogram/

    http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102033636835&ca=9d99da75-8ecb-4fb7-a339-655828d59277

     

    http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102033636835&ca=9d99da75-8ecb-4fb7-a339-655828d59277 

    A 2000 GRAMMY Signature School

    A 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 GRAMMY Signature School Semi-Finalist

    Carnegie Hall Performances: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015 Orchestra and 2015 Jazz Choir, 2016

    Avery Fisher Hall Performance: 2002

    Tri-M Chapter of the Year: 2nd Runner Up: 2008

    Tri-M Chapter of the Year: 1st Runner Up: 2010

    Tri-M Chapter of the Year: 2017

    Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society winners: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2010

    Broadcast on WQXR FM Bob Sherman's Young Artists Showcase on September 17, 2008

    Broadcast on WQXR FM Bob Sherman's Young Artists Showcase on July 4, 2012

    Disney Magic Music Days National Competition, Select Singers: 1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007

    Chamber Music in Your High School Workshop-presented by our Tri-M Chapter at the NYSSMA All State Conference in 2004, the MENC Eastern Division Conference in 1999, 2005 and 2007, the NMEA Balanced Mind Conference in 2001, 2003. 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011, NYSCAME Workshop Series in 2007, the TMEA Conference 2013 http://www.tmea.org/assets/pdf/convention/2013/handouts/211206.pdf

    NAfME In Service Conference 2015

    http://www.nafme.org/wp-content/files/2015/09/Sept-10-Rutkowski-session-overview.pdf

    http://www.nafme.org/play-for-your-life-chamber-music-from-mozart-to-led-zeppelin/

    The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference 2016

    https://www.midwestclinic.org/2016_clinician_Joseph_Rutkowski.html

    The 82nd  NYSSMA Winter Annual Conference – November 30-December 3, 2017 The Legacy of Lawrence P. Sobol, Clarinetist, Educator, Impresario

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRiIoVT0sIBvUHwBd8Dh2-S86sVvuVoxTY-xQzaVs2qOgS79NbINkFeqPRNeY-eTmU_XJvOELZ40OdP/p

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbrEilsg3BM&feature=youtu.be

    The 82nd  NYSSMA Winter Annual Conference – December 7, 2019 at Rochester Convention Center

    Play For Your Life Chamber Music Workshop

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTQcbBAGk1TdXVjYOm82QSsDZI_7lr0c4sF7lPiLY1sRQtiJdl8P4tahnp5-kmaEofQUEZIQi15uYLz/p

    WQXR pays tribute to the NYC Marathon Runners by programming all of Beethoven's 9 symphonies beginning at 9:00 am on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Tri-M Chapter 2605 of the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra paid tribute and honor to the NYC Marathon Runners and WQXR by performing the first minute of each of the 9 symphonies on Lobby Music Friday, November 1, 2019. We don’t sound like the Vienna Philharmonic, but they were too busy to do this for us…..
    https://youtu.be/K_ZhP4pX754

     

    * Exchange Performance with Fuchun Primary School String Ensemble of Singapore 11/14/08

    * Exchange Performance with Jurong Primary School String Ensemble of Singapore 11/18/10

    * Exchange Performance with Afula Conservatory of Israel 4/01/11

    * Exchange Performance with Afula Conservatory of Israel 3/08/13

    * Exchange Performance with Elmhurst College of Elmhurst, ILL 3/30/15

    * Exchange Performance with St Laurence College of Australia 4/16/15

    *Selection as one of the "Best Communities for Music Education" 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2005.

    Selected Students in the 2000, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018 NAfME All-National Honors Ensemble

    Selected Students All-Star High School Band of Long Island 2011

     

    *Guest conductor appearances at North High include

    Maestra JoAnn Falletta

    Tara Helen O'Connor

    Robert Miller

    Maestro John-Szicheng

    the late Maestro Jens Nygard

    Michael Gilbert

    Maestro Alan Schwartz

    Dr. James Jordan

    Frances Roberts

    Joseph Turrin

    Patricia Spencer

    Maestro Michael Flamhaft

    Michael Lipsey and David Jolly

    Maestro Michael Tong

    Maestro Olivier Fluchaire

    Maestro David Winkler

    Prof. Sean Reed

    Prof. Kae Reed

    Prof. Christopher Tibaldi

    Maestro Brian Worsdale

    Maestro Frank Rugers

    Maestra Susan Deaver

    Maestro David Bernard

    Robert Sherman

    Maestro Gal Altervich

    Geoffrey Simon

    Maestro David Stewart Wiley

    Jazz Artist Sam Dillon

    Maestro Rueben Blondell

    Euphonium Virtuoso Dan Dicker

    Maestro Joanne May (Elmhurst College, Chicago)

    Maestro Ross Capern (St Laurence College, Australia)

     Dr. Martin Kluger, a vascular biologist with expertise in the field of microvascular endothelial cells as well as a professional percussionist (drummer).

     

    GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SYMPHONIC BAND

    and the

    GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    IN CONCERT

     

    "Nothing less than STUNNING!"  Bob Gluck, TV75, Great Neck Public Schools

     

    "A stunning program and opportunity for young listeners to hear outstanding student performances"  Denise Schueler Eisner

     

    "An AWESOME display!"  Lou Vigliotti, Great Neck North High Computer Dept

     

    "...once again the [Winter] Concert presented exhausts my plaudit vocabulary.  Multiple groups, student involvement on every level, handsome appearance, proper deportment, and above all, wonderful music!"  Maestro Michael Flamhaft, Band of Long Island

     

         "An unparalleled performance--absolutely breathtaking!" Andy Rutkowski, Alumnus of Smithtown Central High  School Band, 1974 

     

    "Sometimes I wish I could go back to room 218 at Great Neck North High School and play through all of the Beethoven Symphonies! (I hope that is a continued tradition)." David-Aaron Carpenter, Internationally acclaimed Viola Virtuoso, 2006 Naumburg Prizewinner and GNNHS class of 2004.

     

    "I wanted to thank you so much for the opportunity to hear the Great Neck North Symphonic Band and Orchestra. It was an amazing treat. The students were wonderful. I am always so impressed that they volunteer to play at the elementary schools while they are on intersession.  What an amazing opportunity for the fifth graders to see first hand what they can aspire to. "

    Judi Bosworth, Nassau County Legislature and Former President of the Board Of Education, Great Neck Public Schools.

     

    “…..what a brilliant performance of the Rhapsody in Blue…a very impressive display of what teenagers can accomplish when their schools are eager to include arts education and have creative artists at the helm…this is a regular high school,  not a conservatory or pre-college division, and so I think the young players’  accomplishments are even more impressive!”

    Bob Sherman, esteemed host of WQXR radio's The McGraw-Hill Companies' Young Artists Showcase

     

    “Charles Cadieu (French horn virtuoso of the class or 2000) will be receiving his doctorate in computational neuroscience next month at UC Berkeley.  He is the point man in his group to present their research at conferences.  He always said that performing for an audience on the French horn gave him confidence to do any kind of a presentation.”

    Sandy Cadieu, proud mother of Charles and a professional violinist herself!

     

    “I cannot even begin to tell you how impressed I was with your students.  I had chills every time I walked passed both the Chamber and Jazz Musicians. They are amazing and please extend my greatest appreciation and gratitude to all of them for making our event even more amazing.”

    Diana Guerin ~ Director of Events & Marketing at Community Mainstreaming Associates

     

    On hearing a live recording of the NH Symphonic Band's performance of his Music for Prague, Pulitzer-Prize Winning composer Karel Husa wrote:

     

    “Dear Joseph, This is one of the most enthusiastic playing I have heard - and it is by your students, led by you! The tempi you chose are fast, but everything fits amazingly together, the excitement of the players can be felt, they know their parts and the success of their performance can be felt by he reaction of the audience at the end! You conducted with the exactly right idea, i.e. music has to grow from the beginning to end and never let down and this is how it came across. To all students performers - they all practiced their part - and to you for masterful lead,  MY MOST SINCERE THANKS.  It is a tremendous achievement for young performers! I am deeply grateful, please convey my sincere gratitude !

    As ever Yours, Karel

    Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2012 11:42 AM

     

    After listening to the NH Symphony Orchestra’s performance of his Pastorale from that same concert, Dr. Husa later wrote:

     

    “Dear Joseph, I just heard the performance of the PASTORAL by the String Orchestra led by you.  First, I am amazed by the quality of sound and techniques your young performers demonstrated.  As you know I studied violin  (form age of 8 to 14) but I never had such a cultivated sound of strings, or technique your students have and also the ability reading new music!

    The performance is again a wonderful one, with sensitive and poetical playing, and your tempi are perfect. Please do thank all the performers, including the soli at the end! I am delighted to hear my music by young players. They are the future of music, especially in these times, and also because to study string instruments requires such long time (including adjusting constantly the pitches and practicing for long in order to  obtain a  good, nice sound.)

    I have to confess, I could have never played this music when I was their age. So, this is even more amazing to me and very assuring to the future of music!

    I am deeply grateful and wish you all a happy holiday season! ~Karel

    Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2012 12:08 PM

     

    “I love listening to you and the students play. You make my day, everyday!”

    Bernard Kaplan, proud principal of the John L. Miller-Great Neck North HS since 1993

     

    “Truly impressive seeing what those students are capable of….. If I closed my eyes I wouldn't know the average age in the room is an adolescent.  I wish I could have stayed longer….”

    Takoa Lawson, Science Teacher at North High

     

     

    The current performing groups have been featured in concert at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall on many occasions in the past ten years.  These groups regularly appear on Channel 75 and Channel 20 on Long Island's North Shore.  The Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra have also played under the batons of Joseph Turrin, JoAnn Falletta, John-Szicheng Lau, the late Jens Nygard, Patricia Spencer , Michael Flamhaft, Michael Lipsey,  David Jolly, Michael Tong, Olivier Fluchaire, David Winkler, Prof. Sean Reed, Prof. Christopher Tibaldi, David Stewart Wiley, Brian Worsdale, David Bernard,  Frank Rugers, Susan Deaver and violinist/conductor Michael Gilbert.  

     

    Great Neck is a suburb of New York City, located on the North Shore of Long Island just east of the Queens border.  Once a community that was part of Queens, Great Neck joined Nassau County in 1898 when the county was created.  The Great Neck Public School System has possessed a tradition of excellence since its inception in 1814!  There exists a dedicated relationship between the Great Neck community and its school system.  This dedication is illustrated by the fact that there have been only 4 superintendents since 1943.  The first graduating class of Great Neck High School was in 1896.  The current high school building, a magnificent structure of style and beauty, has housed its students, faculty, staff AND MUSIC DEPARTMENT  since 1928.  It is one of the very few original high school buildings in the nation.  Great Neck High School is now known as the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School, named after the distinguished superintendent from 1943 until 1971.

    The Great Neck, East Williston and Herricks school districts respectively ranked second, seventh and eighth in New York on the data analysis website’s annual Best School Districts list.

    https://theislandnow.com/featured/niche-ranks-3-north-shore-districts-among-n-y-s-top-10/

    The Storm before the Calm: Preparing for the First Day of Classes 

    https://nafme.org/storm-calm-preparing-first-day-classes/

    Know the Musical Scales to Reach Monumental Heights

    http://www.nafme.org/know-musical-scales-reach-monumental-heights/ 

    Getting Students To Play Gigs Off Campus

    http://getbanded.com/getting-students-to-play-gigs-off-campus/


    Teaching Music August 2016 issue
    "A Community Minded Program" (pages 44-49)

    https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/55774537/music/4

     “Music Miracle: How Our Schools Hit A High Note” by Andy Newman about the Great Neck Music Program

    https://issuu.com/anton.news/docs/great_neck_magazine_smaller

     

    https://issuu.com/anton.news/docs/great_neck_magazine_smaller/32

     

    HS Musicians Perform At Atria By Andy Newman -December 25, 2013

    http://greatneckrecord.com/hs-musicians-delight-atria-residents/

     

    “The Power of Music”

    online at nafme.org     Go to MY CLASSROOM and choose  "Journals/Magazines" from the drop Music in a Minuet blog post on the NAfME website:

    https://nafme.org/a-teachers-perspective-the-power-of-music/

     

    Artfest article in GN Record July 6,2018 by Jason Beeferman

    http://greatneckrecord.com/talent-on-display-at-artfest/

     

    Young Peoples Concerts for 29 years going

     

    A Winter’s Night in Vienna

    https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vS5mVNY2j4jYyo6JjkBdju17TuyqFg-1EBKruOA0utTZDM2umbVsGbuIsicANyzG8ZXcV30_Iv0VJ 

    The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert 1/4

    https://youtu.be/dvVsFiIZZso

    The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert 2/4

    https://youtu.be/9Yt3ZZBBAdE

    The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert 3/4

    https://youtu.be/p_QIe3w1q0E

    The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert 4/4

    https://youtu.be/JdhGsycwaMw 

    Article by GNPS Publicist Colleen Bowler

    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=12416&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316

     

    Concert No. 28 Music from France

    Program: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTZpvQxkCiKUfy7NN29sBgid_fI4xzsLWPCaKIv8zUpwc2sb2gdAuuonz2Vp7KfZnLbwf39yq7v7X4_/p

    Performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AkedeQIunA

     

     

    Music that Tells a Story
    Young Peoples Concert 2018


    Music That Tells A Story--Great Neck North High School Young Peoples Concert 2018 Part 1 of 3

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0K-GLfA0Z8&t=1695s

    Music That Tells A Story GN NH YPC 2018 02
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghnuyrmeZjA&t=1090s


    Music That Tells A Story--Great Neck North High School Young Peoples Concert 2018 Part 3 of 3
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r9m5IpXeB4

     

    Lobby Music-Jazz by the Chamber Music Class
    https://youtu.be/aqpbi9VNge4 https://youtu.be/IUBsmn_tuXY

    Phantom Pit Exit Music April 21, 2018
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qwuDgrfKe8&feature=youtu.be


    North High School musicians to perform at Long Island Music Hall of Fame benefit concert

    https://www.limusichalloffame.org/news/2019-high-school-recognition-program-awards/ 

    Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2019 HOLIDAY CONCERT at The Space at Westbury

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9TQ1onpvtY

     

    https://theislandnow.com/school-news/north-high-school-musicians-to-perform-at-long-island-music-hall-of-fame-benefit-concert
    Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2017 HOLIDAY CONCERT at Westbury Music Fair (November)
    https://vimeo.com/barsandtoneproductions/review/247811340/9cd516ed60

    How music education is crucial to the future of live music Allegro Magazine

    https://www.local802afm.org/allegro/articles/how-music-education-is-crucial-to-the-future-of-live-music/

     

    Article on teaching music in the Local 802 Allegro magazine
    (scroll down to last article after Cellist Amy Camus)

    http://www.local802afm.org/2013/07/the-art-of-teaching-music/

    North High Symphony Orchestra performance of Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 at LI Music Hall of Fame Concert at Northport High School April 3, 2018
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jve-NYUc6A&t=56s


    Review of  the April 3, 2018 LIMHoF concert featuring NH Shostakovich 5th

    http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102033636835&ca=9d99da75-8ecb-4fb7-a339-655828d59277


    The Night of.........GN NHS Winter concert or 2019 01 Musicians showing up

    There is no room quite like room 218 at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School on Long Island, NY.  Thanks to my teachers, Larry Sobol, Max Watras, Alfred Longo, Fred Belec, Earl Higgins, Neil Saggerson and Abe Baumel who showed me the way to get teenagers to love playing great music. The night of the concert is a most special time!

    In the room…NH Winter Concert 2019
    https://youtu.be/PXi5Z4jFTfs

    https://youtu.be/FXoRRstW58M

    On the stage…NH Winter Concert 2019
    Mahler
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkiEuLxl734

    The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Dec 17 2019 Beethoven 9
    https://youtu.be/4Hm_zplVx9U

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hm_zplVx9U&feature=youtu.be

    NH Winter Concert 2018
    https://youtu.be/TyKPnfScM2o

    https://youtu.be/bFGqXGPLQrs

    https://youtu.be/4JjaVKxG934

    Fortunately, what happens in room 218 doesn't stay in Vegas.

    Thanks to the support of NH Administrators Patty Hugo, Danny Krauz, Ron Levine, Mike Neary and the drumming skills of Principal Dan Holtzman, the musicians of room 218 have a weekly public performance on Friday mornings in the school lobby for a roaming, roving and yet appreciative audience

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqpbi9VNge4&feature=youtu.be

     

    LI Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony October 2016

    https://youtu.be/e9KHaTWl3zg


    WQXR Radio Classical Hero
    https://www.wqxr.org/story/classical-music-hero-joseph-rutkowski/ 

    Membership/Career Questions—MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

    https://nafme.org/member-spotlight-joseph-rutkowski/?utm_source=OSN+October+15+2015&utm_campaign=OSN+October+15+2015&utm_medi

     

     Radio show WHPC “My Hometown Great Neck North Music Program” July 2018
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/l86ssehx93cdghg/My+Hometown+Great+Neck+North+Music+Program.mp3

     

    TV75 interview

    https://vimeo.com/190886077

     

    Quarter Finalist of 2013 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year Award

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixWFwb_smx4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JaCPrn3nB4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG3ocxTnrSs

     

    Quarter Finalist of 2016 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year Award

     

    Quarter Finalist of 2017 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year Award

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRV7oG7Tw-c

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sR2fcremIs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq_d10bldEM

     

    Stuyvesant High School Instrumental Music Program 1988

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkJu9VnYY8E

     

    Room 218 is a unique sanctuary for musicians- young and old

     

    The Mission of the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Music Program

    At Great Neck North High School, our public performances in school and off campus (from nursing homes and elementary schools to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center) are on a very high level.  Yet, we focus on teaching our students how to practice their instruments (and vocal techniques), listen to music critically and use technology to compose and orchestrate so that every graduate of North High values and supports the most important subject that can be studied in high school: MUSIC.

    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/Page/13704

     

     

    Our music program is greatly supported by Board of Education President Barbara Berkowitz who attends many of our performances and events.

     

    All of the members of the Administrative Staff of the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School are present at every school event: Principal Daniel Holtzman and Assistant Principals Patricia Hugo, Dr. Danny Krauz and Ron Levine.

     

    The Fine and Performing Arts Department includes Art educators: Joseph Giacalone, Emily Man, Linda Haase, Christine Eisenhauer; Drama Director Ilana Schikler Meredith and Chair and Choral Director Dr. Pamela Levy

     

    The Music Program’s best friends include the NH Custodial Staff led by Christopher Vecchio, TV North led by Michael Meehan, the Athletics Dept led by Coach Eamonn Flood, the NH secretarial staff and the Music Parent Boosters: Nancy Notar-Francesco, Vivian Hong, Robin Schlusselberg

     

     

    Finally and most significantly, we recognize the music teachers who trained our musicians:

    NMS- Arielle Cooperman Murdocco, Matthew Trinkwald, Anthony Virgilio, Andrew Denise

    EMB-Anne Fogarty, Cynthia Gorney

    JFK-Patrick Kennedy, Allie Lambraia  

    SR-Chad Lasky, Dr. Christopher Wilson

    LA- Jacquelyn Tomlet

     

    2018 NH Alum and Journalism Major at GW Alec Rich wrote a comprehensive article about his feelings towards room 218 in the fall of 2020

    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/cms/lib/NY02208059/Centricity/Domain/2214/Alec%20Rich%20Feature%20Piece%203%20.pdf

     

    Visual painting of room 218 by Karen Lin ('08), Ellen Xu ('16), Sarah Tang ('17) and Xiomara Trinidad Perez ('21)

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  • To view the comprehensive history of the Great Neck High School Music Program since 1928, including MANY videos from Winter Concerts, Artfests, Carnegie Hall and guest conductors since 1991, look to the menus on the left side.

     

    Contact Joseph Rutkowski at

    jrutkowski@greatneck.k12.ny.us

     

    Congratulations to the 

    2021 NH Musicians of 

    Room 218

     

     

    Dear Friends

    This was, by no stretch of anyone’s imagination, an incredibly unusual year.

     

    If you wish to see the performances of the past year, check them out below…

     

    41 LIVE Shows streamed on Zoom from room 218 during the 2020/2021 Season

    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/Page/15044

     

    Winter Concert

     North High Virtual Winter Concert 12/17/20

    The 92nd Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School was released as a Virtual Winter Concert Thursday, December 17th 2020

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vckY4ZD4_3I

     

    Young Peoples’ Concert #30

    Thanks to Maya Lerner, Justin Lander, Mike Meehan and seniors Arabella Notar-Francesco, Katherine Smolens, on June 2, we presented our Young People's Concert #30.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLSHHybN2e0 

     

    Artfest 2021

    https://youtu.be/_FjBOlwmRpQ

     

    Graduation NHS ceremony released on Thursday, at 2:00 P.M.

    https://youtu.be/vVzW0Bi5t60

    It begins with the Lobby Music Ensemble playing Let it Be from earlier this season.

    And continues with

    LIVE from Room 218 JAZZ Falling in Love

    LIVE from Room 218 Afghan Dance Watan Lan

    LIVE from Room 218 JAZZ I Love Paris in the Springtime

    Grad Orch 2017 Jupiter and Carmen

    Grad Orch 2016 Romeo and Juliet

    Carnegie Hall 2016 Shostakovich 5

    CM Recital Scott Joplin

    Artfest 2021 Hovhaness Fugue for Strings

    Artfest 2022 Duke Ellington It Don’t Mean A Thing

    And then our June 10th recording in the Commons of Pomp and Circumstance.

     

    Our Lincoln Center 15-minute movie created by Nina Phillips with the screenplay by Stephany Barbu and Scott Levy for the students at NM and JFK as part of our Lincoln Center project

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvjy0WeHXs8

     

    Chamber Music Recital presented on Wednesday, April 28

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IsT03bcxhw

     

    Pirates of Penzance

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=Ge_5H7dnynw

     

    Social Justice Week in Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzjrI98ChFk

     

    Music Night

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWcGaab_1GY

     

    Valentine Soirée

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CV7GVqag2k

     

    International Night

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jMBmXO5D1uhBKLw5sxlTyY4RmzyjL71P/view

     

    NAfME blog What Music Has Meant to My Students 12/22/20

    https://nafme.org/what-music-has-meant-to-my-students/

     

    Noa playing "She talks to angels" in Genelle's Gazebo copy

    https://youtu.be/7QrTaE9Dtp8 

    On Thursday, Oct 22, I took the ninth grade band outside to play because wind players are not allowed to play inside...

    One of the ninth graders in the class is a guitarist name Noa.  I know that she plays rock concerts, so I asked her if she wanted to play something for us while we were all around Genelle’s gazebo.

    Genelle Taney was our principal violist when she graduated in 2003. When she was a junior, she developed a rare form of cancer that kept her at home during most of her senior year. Genelle was such incredibly giving person that she asked me if there was anything she could do for the music dept while she was at home being treated for cancer. I told her that I always wanted to scan the music photographs from the 80 years of yearbooks to put on our web site. She said that she would love to do that. It gave me an excuse to visit her every week, bringing over a few yearbooks for her to scan. Today her work is on our web site and you can see the music students of this dept going back to 1928. Thanks to Genelle.

    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/Page/11363

     

    Genelle Taney is the only student I ever had (or will ever have) that was with me for 8 years. She was in the last 6th grade class I taught at North Middle and because of her illness during the year after her graduation, she came to play in our orchestra at school during the orchestra class. Genelle was too ill to attend either of the colleges, which selected her: Harvard and Amherst. She performed with her sisters and her fellow violists at Carnegie Hall that year in April, 2004. Although her doctor advised her to have chemotherapy right before that concert, Genelle decided to delay the treatment until after the concert so that she would not let down her fellow musicians.

    Genelle passed away in December of 2004, leaving behind memories of an incredible student who excelled in her academics, her music and her sports. She was a star in all three areas. But more than her talent and hard work, Genelle was the nicest and most kind young person that I ever met. The day before she passed away, her dad asked her if she was afraid. Genelle said, "I am not afraid. I am just worried about my sisters."

    Noa picked the song played by the Black Crowes called “She talks to Angels”

    I asked her if I could send this video to you because she remembered my “Genelle story” and she was touched and said yes!

    How fitting this was in Genelle’s Gazebo to watch my “hybrid A” ninth grade band students with the rest of the students on zoom watching on zoom this girl play such a beautiful song outside...

     

    I sent the this story and the video to Genelle’s mother who wrote back:

    “How amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. And a huge thank you to Noa for making our day. So beautiful!! Please extend our gratitude to Noa.”

     

     

     

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    PS….

    For the 107 students who played at Carnegie Hall on March 1, 2020…..you should know that there still has not been a concert performed there since March 12, 2020.

     

    Carnegie Hall officially cancelled all performances beginning on March 13, 2020. The American Symphony Orchestra was scheduled to perform on March 12, but they cancelled. The last performances in the building took place that day (3/12) in Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall. The last performance in Isaac Stern Auditorium took place on March 10, the evening performance of the New York Wind Band Festival.

    See the link for Carnegie Hall archives of past concerts

    https://www.carnegiehall.org/About/History/Performance-History-Search?q=&dex=prod_PHS 

    and notice that our March 1, 2020 was still one of the very last concerts there as of now (June 30, 2021)

     

    https://www.carnegiehall.org/About/History/Performance-History-Search?q=&dex=prod_PHS_Newest_First&page=3 

    https://www.carnegiehall.org/About/History/Performance-History-Search?q=&dex=prod_PHS_Newest_First&page=3&event=64272

                   
    Joseph Rutkowski
    Instrumental Music Director,  John L. Miller - Great Neck North High School
    Administrative Teacher-MUSIC, John L. Miller - Great Neck North High School
    Tri-M Chapter 2605 Advisor
    35 Polo Road
    Great Neck, NY 11023
    (516) 441-4751
    JRutkowski@greatneck.k12.ny.us
    Alternate email: josephrrutkowski@gmail.com

    Check our web site:
    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/Page/13704

    WQXR Classical Hero of May 2018  https://www.wqxr.org/story/classical-music-hero-joseph-rutkowski/
    LI Music Hall of Fame Educator of Note 2015 https://www.limusichalloffame.org/educator-of-note/joseph-rutkowski/

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  • THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE UPDATED

    IN MID-AUGUST....

    Welcome Back to a new Season of Concerts, Events and Activities of the Tri-M Chapter 2605 (John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School)

    The 2020/2021 Concert Season at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School.

     

    We are about to begin a school year, a concert season that has never been imagined before.

     

    But……

     

    We miss Dr. Janine Robinson, Neil Saggerson, Bernie Kaplan, Roger Ames, Denise Eisner, Amy Kempton, Karen Lee, Mrs. Hugo, Ms Babkes, Dr. Krauz and all the legends and even the maggots of room 218!

     

    I must also say that it remains with great sadness that we begin another school year without our beloved Dan Tomaselli. His loss in 2011 has had such an impact on our student body, alumni and community.  Mr. “T” never hesitated to state his opinion on any issue, but he was always serving the best interest of our students. Mr. Tomaselli was really my big brother. I consulted his wisdom nearly every day for the 20 years I knew him. I miss him terribly. Let us, once again, let’s remember that seat in the back of the NH auditorium where Mr. T sat for our performances and keep in memory of his high standards and incredible understanding of his fellow human beings.

     

     

    This is how I remember Dan Tomaselli

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je8AQ5KPg_0&sns=em

     

    The current performing groups at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School music program have been featured in concert at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall over a dozen times in the past twenty-four years.  These groups regularly appear on Channel 75 and Channel 20 on Long Island's North Shore.  The Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra have also played under the batons of Joseph Turrin, JoAnn Falletta, John-Szicheng Lau, the late Jens Nygard, Patricia Spencer , Michael Flamhaft, Michael Lipsey,  David Jolly, Michael Tong, Olivier Fluchaire, David Winkler, Prof. Sean Reed, Prof. Christopher Tibaldi, David Stewart Wiley, Brian Worsdale, David Bernard,  Frank Rugers, Susan Deaver and violinist/conductor Michael Gilbert.  

     

    Great Neck is a suburb of New York City, located on the North Shore of Long Island just east of the Queens border.  Once a community that was part of Queens, Great Neck joined Nassau County in 1898 when the county was created.  The Great Neck Public School System has possessed a tradition of excellence since its inception in 1814!  There exists a dedicated relationship between the Great Neck community and its school system.   The first graduating class of Great Neck High School was in 1896.  The current high school building, a magnificent structure of style and beauty, has housed its students, faculty, staff AND MUSIC DEPARTMENT since 1928.  It is one of the very few original high school buildings in the nation.  Great Neck High School is now known as the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School, named after the distinguished superintendent from 1943 until 1971. 

     

    A look at the past 2019/2020 SEASON…

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQY-tKpDgMHmG5V7-sfVyzsxiXZFmkHToFvycR9vo5yr_cHOzn5tNh5baRQ7zN3qZsAC-WS6omVFXhJ/p

     

     


    Anything Goes at GNNHS Nov 2019

    Overture
    https://youtu.be/ZsIMwtxJDHA

    Anything Goes the Song and Dance Number
    https://youtu.be/Mt2GeyU2X8Q

    Blow Gabriel Blow Sing and Dance Number
    https://youtu.be/BhAzfKBW_dM

    Heaven Hop Sing and Dance Number
    https://youtu.be/O97wWlrOlNA


    LIMHoF video of Westbury Concert Nov 17 2019
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9TQ1onpvtY


    Link to GNPS/TV Edited Piece on the "Space" Concert
    https://vimeo.com/377374037/afc2439545

     

    The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert 1/4


    https://youtu.be/dvVsFiIZZso


    The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert 2/4

    https://youtu.be/9Yt3ZZBBAdE

    The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert 3/4


    https://youtu.be/p_QIe3w1q0E


    The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert 4/4


    https://youtu.be/JdhGsycwaMw


    The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert


    https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vS5mVNY2j4jYyo6JjkBdju17TuyqFg-1EBKruOA0utTZDM2umbVsGbuIsicANyzG8ZXcV30_Iv0VJdK/p

     

     

    In the room…NH Winter Concert 2019
    https://youtu.be/PXi5Z4jFTfs

    https://youtu.be/FXoRRstW58M



    Winter Concert 2019 by Mike Meehan youtube links
    The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School on Tuesday, December 17th 2019
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRHC6l-czyWy7y1GAuITzYmH00zlzoVxzEdjsKXXpfaHZLrPXpKJpv0DyUHVudhsCe48ggmx6vNfs89/p


    The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Dec 17 2019 Brahms Requiem

    https://youtu.be/tY-bBoVnRB8

    The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Dec 17 2019 Mahler Symphony No. 2 March

    https://youtu.be/HN98i-PSvyw


    The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Dec 17 2019 Strauss Blue Danube

    https://youtu.be/CWDp-jZUnNM

    The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Dec 17 2019 Schubert 8

    https://youtu.be/2Nzk-Qw8JAw

    The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Dec 17 2019 Beethoven 9
    https://youtu.be/4Hm_zplVx9U

     

    Carnegie Hall officially cancelled all performances beginning on March 13, 2020. The American Symphony Orchestra was scheduled to perform on March 12, but they cancelled. The last performances in the building took place that day (3/12) in Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall. The last performance in Isaac Stern Auditorium took place on March 10, the evening performance of the New York Wind Band Festival.


    March 1!

    https://www.carnegiehall.org/About/History/Performance-History-Search?q=&dex=prod_PHS_Newest_First&page=3&event=64272

    ALL 49,799 performances
    https://www.carnegiehall.org/About/History/Performance-History-Search?q=&dex=prod_PHS_Newest_First&page=3



    Guidepost Article about CH 2020
    https://gnnguidepost.org/3735/news/carnegie-hall/

    Carnegie Hall PRESENTED BY WORLDSTRIDES
    Ensembles from John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:30 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2020/03/01/Ensembles-from-John-L-Miller-Great-Neck-North-High-School-Festival-Choir-083

    NH Prepares for CH
    https://youtu.be/mwi3Pv3bR_s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwi3Pv3bR_s&feature=youtu.be


    Carngie Hall March 1, 2020

    Carnegie Hall 2020 Great Neck North High Handel VC

    https://youtu.be/17407zHy9OM


    Carnegie Hall 2020 Great Neck North High Waltz VC

    https://youtu.be/j8E-E5gjPOA



    Carnegie Hall 2020 Great Neck North High Shos 5 VC

    https://youtu.be/5VBVjNpcUVw

     

     

    Here are the final moments we spent together in the lobby and in room 218……

     

    https://youtu.be/JWfJwtmtEqE

     

     

     

    There is NO other high school that has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall THIS many times.....

     

     

    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/Page/11362

     

     

    A VIRTUAL CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL 

    by The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School 

    Chamber Music Society

     

    https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vRTIqjl4qBYtXHSmmRK7NuSLPtXUQjOR-8mv8g26jaY2o18Buw5jur5hPtsXRc3Bk99R560r9R_5n

     

    Our 91st Artfest Concert was scheduled for Thursday, May 21st

    But instead, we are presenting 

    A Virtual Instrumental Artfest Concert 

    which celebrates 

    the entire 2019/2020 Great Neck North High Instrumental Music season of musical achievements.

    https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vRIhtHjQW7yTGIHNRFUs5fW-3gOHOv-6ZiezKQzwJnikeNj3snygRipUrCTRHQzNO2reD29btWmtg

    Right up until Thursday March 12th, the 160 students in room 218 were putting the final touches on an instrumental program of Russian Music of the 20th Century.

    Indeed, if we were asked to put the performance on the night of Thursday March 12th, I would have been confident that you would all recognize all the pieces we would have played, albeit not as polished as to be expected.

    HOWEVER, since Monday, March 16th, all 160 instrumental music students were assigned to practice and drill specific sections of each composition and play through the complete works with the youtubes of recorded performances by the world’s greatest orchestras.

    Did they all do that daily assignment?

     

     

    Many thanks for how the students have been trained by the likes of Matthew Trinkwald, Anthony Virgilio, Jacqui Tomlet, Andrew Denise, Amy Kempton, Annie Fogarty, Dr. Chris Wilson, Juan Garcia, Patrick Kennedy, Denise Eisner, Arielle Murdocco, Janine Robinson, Korey Coppola, Ally Lambraia, Alan Schwartz and Mark Boschen (a few of our most outstanding students migrate from South Middle), Dr. Pamela Levy and Michael Schwartz (who heads the Great Neck Summer Music Program).  These incredible teachers know how to nurture young players of the flute, saxophone, viola, cello, etc. and and infuse the passion of scraping the bows on the strings, blowing the horns, pounding the drums together that make sounds that stir their emotions and intellect. 

    JOHN L. MILLER-GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL

    MUSIC PROGRAM

    2020/2021 SEASON

     

    A 2019 Long Island Music Hall of Fame High School of Excellence

    https://www.limusichalloffame.org/news/2019-high-school-recognition-program-awards/

    A 2018 Long Island Music Hall of Fame High School of Excellence

    http://www.limusichalloffame.org/news/long-island-music-hall-of-fame-announces-2018-high-school-recognition-program-winners/

     

    http://www.limusichalloffame.org/hs-recognition-program/ 

    Tri-M Chapter of the Year 2017!

    https://nafme.org/2016-2017-tri-m-music-honor-society-chapters-year-announced/

     

    A 2016 Long Island Music Hall of Fame High School of Excellence

    http://www.limusichalloffame.org/schoolrecognitionprogram/

     

    http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102033636835&ca=9d99da75-8ecb-4fb7-a339-655828d59277

     

    A 2000 GRAMMY Signature School

    A 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 GRAMMY Signature School Semi-Finalist

    Carnegie Hall Performances: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015 Orchestra and 2015 Jazz Choir, 2016

    Avery Fisher Hall Performance: 2002

    Tri-M Chapter of the Year: 2nd Runner Up: 2008

    Tri-M Chapter of the Year: 1st Runner Up: 2010

    Tri-M Chapter of the Year: 2017

    Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society winners: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2010

    Broadcast on WQXR FM Bob Sherman's Young Artists Showcase on September 17, 2008

    Broadcast on WQXR FM Bob Sherman's Young Artists Showcase on July 4, 2012

    Disney Magic Music Days National Competition, Select Singers: 1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007

    Chamber Music in Your High School Workshop-presented by our Tri-M Chapter at the NYSSMA All State Conference in 2004, the MENC Eastern Division Conference in 1999, 2005 and 2007, the NMEA Balanced Mind Conference in 2001, 2003. 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011, NYSCAME Workshop Series in 2007, the TMEA Conference 2013 http://www.tmea.org/assets/pdf/convention/2013/handouts/211206.pdf

    NAfME In Service Conference 2015

    http://www.nafme.org/wp-content/files/2015/09/Sept-10-Rutkowski-session-overview.pdf

    http://www.nafme.org/play-for-your-life-chamber-music-from-mozart-to-led-zeppelin/

    The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference 2016

    https://www.midwestclinic.org/2016_clinician_Joseph_Rutkowski.html

    The 82nd  NYSSMA Winter Annual Conference – November 30-December 3, 2017 The Legacy of Lawrence P. Sobol, Clarinetist, Educator, Impresario

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRiIoVT0sIBvUHwBd8Dh2-S86sVvuVoxTY-xQzaVs2qOgS79NbINkFeqPRNeY-eTmU_XJvOELZ40OdP/pub

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbrEilsg3BM&feature=youtu.be

    The 82nd  NYSSMA Winter Annual Conference – December 7, 2019 at Rochester Convention Center

    Play For Your Life Chamber Music Workshop

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTQcbBAGk1TdXVjYOm82QSsDZI_7lr0c4sF7lPiLY1sRQtiJdl8P4tahnp5-kmaEofQUEZIQi15uYLz/pub

    WQXR pays tribute to the NYC Marathon Runners by programming all of Beethoven's 9 symphonies beginning at 9:00 am on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Tri-M Chapter 2605 of the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra paid tribute and honor to the NYC Marathon Runners and WQXR by performing the first minute of each of the 9 symphonies on Lobby Music Friday, November 1, 2019. We don’t sound like the Vienna Philharmonic, but they were too busy to do this for us…..
    https://youtu.be/K_ZhP4pX754

     

    * Exchange Performance with Fuchun Primary School String Ensemble of Singapore 11/14/08

    * Exchange Performance with Jurong Primary School String Ensemble of Singapore 11/18/10

    * Exchange Performance with Afula Conservatory of Israel 4/01/11

    * Exchange Performance with Afula Conservatory of Israel 3/08/13

    * Exchange Performance with Elmhurst College of Elmhurst, ILL 3/30/15

    * Exchange Performance with St Laurence College of Australia 4/16/15

    *Selection as one of the "Best Communities for Music Education" 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2005.

    Selected Students in the 2000, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018 NAfME All-National Honors Ensemble

    Selected Students All-Star High School Band of Long Island 2011

     

    *Guest conductor appearances at North High include

    Maestra JoAnn Falletta

    Tara Helen O'Connor

    Robert Miller

    Maestro John-Szicheng

    the late Maestro Jens Nygard

    Michael Gilbert

    Maestro Alan Schwartz

    Dr. James Jordan

    Frances Roberts

    Joseph Turrin

    Patricia Spencer

    Maestro Michael Flamhaft

    Michael Lipsey and David Jolly

    Maestro Michael Tong

    Maestro Olivier Fluchaire

    Maestro David Winkler

    Prof. Sean Reed

    Prof. Kae Reed

    Prof. Christopher Tibaldi

    Maestro Brian Worsdale

    Maestro Frank Rugers

    Maestra Susan Deaver

    Maestro David Bernard

    Robert Sherman

    Maestro Gal Altervich

    Geoffrey Simon

    Maestro David Stewart Wiley

    Jazz Artist Sam Dillon

    Maestro Rueben Blondell

    Euphonium Virtuoso Dan Dicker

    Maestro Joanne May (Elmhurst College, Chicago)

    Maestro Ross Capern (St Laurence College, Australia)

     Dr. Martin Kluger, a vascular biologist with expertise in the field of microvascular endothelial cells as well as a professional percussionist (drummer).

     

    GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SYMPHONIC BAND

    and the

    GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    IN CONCERT

     

    "Nothing less than STUNNING!"  Bob Gluck, TV75, Great Neck Public Schools

     

    "A stunning program and opportunity for young listeners to hear outstanding student performances"  Denise Schueler Eisner

     

    "An AWESOME display!"  Lou Vigliotti, Great Neck North High Computer Dept

     

    "...once again the [Winter] Concert presented exhausts my plaudit vocabulary.  Multiple groups, student involvement on every level, handsome appearance, proper deportment, and above all, wonderful music!"  Maestro Michael Flamhaft, Band of Long Island

     

         "An unparalleled performance--absolutely breathtaking!" Andy Rutkowski, Alumnus of Smithtown Central High  School Band, 1974 

     

    "Sometimes I wish I could go back to room 218 at Great Neck North High School and play through all of the Beethoven Symphonies! (I hope that is a continued tradition)." David-Aaron Carpenter, Internationally acclaimed Viola Virtuoso, 2006 Naumburg Prizewinner and GNNHS class of 2004.

     

    "I wanted to thank you so much for the opportunity to hear the Great Neck North Symphonic Band and Orchestra. It was an amazing treat. The students were wonderful. I am always so impressed that they volunteer to play at the elementary schools while they are on intersession.  What an amazing opportunity for the fifth graders to see first hand what they can aspire to. "

    Judi Bosworth, Nassau County Legislature and Former President of the Board Of Education, Great Neck Public Schools.

     

    “…..what a brilliant performance of the Rhapsody in Blue…a very impressive display of what teenagers can accomplish when their schools are eager to include arts education and have creative artists at the helm…this is a regular high school,  not a conservatory or pre-college division, and so I think the young players’  accomplishments are even more impressive!”

    Bob Sherman, esteemed host of WQXR radio's The McGraw-Hill Companies' Young Artists Showcase

     

    “Charles Cadieu (French horn virtuoso of the class or 2000) will be receiving his doctorate in computational neuroscience next month at UC Berkeley.  He is the point man in his group to present their research at conferences.  He always said that performing for an audience on the French horn gave him confidence to do any kind of a presentation.”

    Sandy Cadieu, proud mother of Charles and a professional violinist herself!

     

    “I cannot even begin to tell you how impressed I was with your students.  I had chills every time I walked passed both the Chamber and Jazz Musicians. They are amazing and please extend my greatest appreciation and gratitude to all of them for making our event even more amazing.”

    Diana Guerin ~ Director of Events & Marketing at Community Mainstreaming Associates

     

    On hearing a live recording of the NH Symphonic Band's performance of his Music for Prague, Pulitzer-Prize Winning composer Karel Husa wrote:

     

    “Dear Joseph, This is one of the most enthusiastic playing I have heard - and it is by your students, led by you! The tempi you chose are fast, but everything fits amazingly together, the excitement of the players can be felt, they know their parts and the success of their performance can be felt by he reaction of the audience at the end! You conducted with the exactly right idea, i.e. music has to grow from the beginning to end and never let down and this is how it came across. To all students performers - they all practiced their part - and to you for masterful lead,  MY MOST SINCERE THANKS.  It is a tremendous achievement for young performers! I am deeply grateful, please convey my sincere gratitude !

    As ever Yours, Karel

    Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2012 11:42 AM

     

    After listening to the NH Symphony Orchestra’s performance of his Pastorale from that same concert, Dr. Husa later wrote:

     

    “Dear Joseph, I just heard the performance of the PASTORAL by the String Orchestra led by you.  First, I am amazed by the quality of sound and techniques your young performers demonstrated.  As you know I studied violin  (form age of 8 to 14) but I never had such a cultivated sound of strings, or technique your students have and also the ability reading new music!

    The performance is again a wonderful one, with sensitive and poetical playing, and your tempi are perfect. Please do thank all the performers, including the soli at the end! I am delighted to hear my music by young players. They are the future of music, especially in these times, and also because to study string instruments requires such long time (including adjusting constantly the pitches and practicing for long in order to  obtain a  good, nice sound.)

    I have to confess, I could have never played this music when I was their age. So, this is even more amazing to me and very assuring to the future of music!

    I am deeply grateful and wish you all a happy holiday season! ~Karel

    Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2012 12:08 PM

     

    “I love listening to you and the students play. You make my day, everyday!”

    Bernard Kaplan, proud principal of the John L. Miller-Great Neck North HS since 1993

     

    “Truly impressive seeing what those students are capable of….. If I closed my eyes I wouldn't know the average age in the room is an adolescent.  I wish I could have stayed longer….”

    Takoa Lawson, Science Teacher at North High

     

     

    The current performing groups have been featured in concert at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall on many occasions in the past ten years.  These groups regularly appear on Channel 75 and Channel 20 on Long Island's North Shore.  The Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra have also played under the batons of Joseph Turrin, JoAnn Falletta, John-Szicheng Lau, the late Jens Nygard, Patricia Spencer , Michael Flamhaft, Michael Lipsey,  David Jolly, Michael Tong, Olivier Fluchaire, David Winkler, Prof. Sean Reed, Prof. Christopher Tibaldi, David Stewart Wiley, Brian Worsdale, David Bernard,  Frank Rugers, Susan Deaver and violinist/conductor Michael Gilbert.  

     

    Great Neck is a suburb of New York City, located on the North Shore of Long Island just east of the Queens border.  Once a community that was part of Queens, Great Neck joined Nassau County in 1898 when the county was created.  The Great Neck Public School System has possessed a tradition of excellence since its inception in 1814!  There exists a dedicated relationship between the Great Neck community and its school system.  This dedication is illustrated by the fact that there have been only 4 superintendents since 1943.  The first graduating class of Great Neck High School was in 1896.  The current high school building, a magnificent structure of style and beauty, has housed its students, faculty, staff AND MUSIC DEPARTMENT  since 1928.  It is one of the very few original high school buildings in the nation.  Great Neck High School is now known as the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School, named after the distinguished superintendent from 1943 until 1971.

    The Great Neck, East Williston and Herricks school districts respectively ranked second, seventh and eighth in New York on the data analysis website’s annual Best School Districts list.

    The Storm before the Calm: Preparing for the First Day of Classes 

    https://nafme.org/storm-calm-preparing-first-day-classes/

    Know the Musical Scales to Reach Monumental Heights
    https://nafme.org/know-musical-scales-reach-monumental-heights/

     

    Getting Students To Play Gigs Off Campus

    http://getbanded.com/getting-students-to-play-gigs-off-campus/


    Teaching Music August 2016 issue
    "A Community Minded Program" (pages 44-49)

    https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/55774537/music/4

     “Music Miracle: How Our Schools Hit A High Note” by Andy Newman about the Great Neck Music Program

    https://issuu.com/anton.news/docs/great_neck_magazine_smaller

     

    https://issuu.com/anton.news/docs/great_neck_magazine_smaller/32

     

     

    Our music program is greatly supported by Board of Education President Barbara Berkowitz who attends many of our performances and events.

     

    All of the members of the Administrative Staff of the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School are present at every school event: Principal Daniel Holtzman and Assistant Principals Patricia Hugo, Dr. Danny Krauz and Ron Levine.

     

    The Fine and Performing Arts Department includes Art educators: Joseph Giacalone, Emily Man, Linda Haase, Christine Eisenhauer; Drama Director Ilana Schikler Meredith and Chair and Choral Director Dr. Pamela Levy

     

    The Music Program’s best friends include the NH Custodial Staff led by Christopher Vecchio, TV North led by Michael Meehan, the Athletics Dept led by Coach Eamonn Flood, the NH secretarial staff and the Music Parent Boosters: Nancy Notar-Francesco, Vivian Hong, Robin Schlusselberg

     

    Finally and most significiantly, we recognize the music teachers who trained our musicians:

    NMS- Arielle Cooperman Murdocco, Matthew Trinkwald, Anthony Virgilio, Andrew Denise

    EMB-Anne Fogarty, Cynthia Gorney

    JFK-Patrick Kennedy, Allie Lambraia  

    SR-Chad Lasky, Dr. Christopher Wilson

    LA- Jacquelyn Tomlet

     

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  • The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert 1/4

    https://youtu.be/dvVsFiIZZso




    The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert 2/4

    https://youtu.be/9Yt3ZZBBAdE


    The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert 3/4

    https://youtu.be/p_QIe3w1q0E



    The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert 4/4

    https://youtu.be/JdhGsycwaMw


    The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vS5mVNY2j4jYyo6JjkBdju17TuyqFg-1EBKruOA0utTZDM2umbVsGbuIsicANyzG8ZXcV30_Iv0VJdK/p





    Winter Concert 2019 by Mike Meehan youtube links
    The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School on Tuesday, December 17th 2019
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRHC6l-czyWy7y1GAuITzYmH00zlzoVxzEdjsKXXpfaHZLrPXpKJpv0DyUHVudhsCe48ggmx6vNfs89/p

    The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Dec 17 2019 Brahms Requiem

    https://youtu.be/tY-bBoVnRB8


    The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Dec 17 2019 Mahler Symphony No. 2 March

    https://youtu.be/HN98i-PSvyw


    The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Dec 17 2019 Strauss Blue Danube

    https://youtu.be/CWDp-jZUnNM


    The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Dec 17 2019 Schubert 8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nzk-Qw8JAw&feature=youtu.be


    The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Dec 17 2029 Beethoven 9

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hm_zplVx9U&feature=youtu.be



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  • Congratulations to the 2019 NH Grad Orchestra and Singers 

    John L. Miller-Great Neck North HS Symphony Orchestra at Commencement 2019 PART 1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewgx1pCZdNQ&feature=youtu.be

    John L. Miller-Great Neck North HS Symphony Orchestra at Commencement 2019 PART 2

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qgRcqn9psg&feature=youtu.be

     

    James Kinder, Director of Photography

    And like some Directors (à la Hitchcock), Kinder likes to make a cameo appearance (see part 2)

     

    2019 GRADS!!

    Keep music in your life.  If at all possible, keep playing your instrument.  When you play your instrument in college, you're bound to make more life-long friends!

    If you were unable to perform with us because of the Chemistry and/or Physics Regents Exams, I want to say how much I appreciate that some of you attended our rehearsals anyway.  You really helped the freshmen players learn this difficult music and you are among the very dedicated musicians of our program.  THANK YOU!

    To the Musicians who played at the NHS Commencement:

    What a spectacular way to end an incredible year!  I appreciate that you attended all those rehearsals during your finals and regents exams and spending the first day of your summer vacation making the Commencement extra special for the graduates and their families, our faculty and administration and the entire Board of Education.  Our performance of Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Bernstein’s West Side Story and Shostakovich’s Finale from Symphony No. 5 completely rocked the house! 

    The music you played before the ceremony (music composed or performed by John Coltrane) and during the recessional (Celebration!, To Life!, Saturday Night Fever, New York New York) was a perfect ending to a perfect Commencement.  

    Teachers, administrators, the staff, students and parents who do not normally attend our concerts were extremely surprised to hear what a fine ensemble you make.  The people who work at Tilles Center (who deal with the finest musicians from the great orchestras of the world), as well as Mr. Robert Zahn and the TV75 crew were also very impressed by your musicianship and discipline.  Each time we were warming up and touching up spots in the rehearsals, you were so intent and focused on our work together that you didn't notice them observing you.   I received many compliments from people who were present at our “open rehearsal” at 8:00 am. 

    Our compliments also to Senior Singers and Dr. Levy in their passionate and heartfelt good-bye performance!

     To the Instrumentalists:

    As you've heard me say before, every time you pick up your instrument, it's a performance.  You never know when somebody is listening or being moved by your sounds.  You've done so much for so many people this year in the work we've done in class, in the time you've spent practicing alone and in our public performances--live and on TV75.  When the Great Neck residents watch your performances on TV75, they know that their tax dollars are being put to excellent use in our school music program.

     

    I am very proud of what you've accomplished this year.   Look for the daily broadcast of our Commencement performance on Channel 75 this summer!

     

    https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/Page/14252

    go to: 1:12:32

     

    I, myself, am very excited about spending my summer rehearsing with fellow musicians and I will keep you posted about my concerts.

    July 24, 2019 in Manhattan is one that features several members of the GNPS Faculty! 

    SAVE THE DATE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm!

     

     

    https://www.ferry.nyc/events/stuyvesant-cove-summer-concert-series-lower-east-side/

     

     

    Have a great summer and email or text me when you hear, sing or play great music! 

     

    Practice when and as much as you can, 

     

    or quit.

     

    Senior Singers

     

     

    Guest of Honor Dr. William A. Shine

     

     

    NH Grad Orchestra

     

     

    Maestra Molly Racsko

     

     

    Maestro Yoel Hawa

     

     

    Celli Bassi

     

     

    Val Hawa Sal Rothbaum

     

     

    Violins

     

     

    More Violins

     

     

    Happy Grad Musicians

     

     

    2019 NH Commencement Audience

     

     

    THE 2019 GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL GRAD ENSEMBLE

    59 musicians

    38 seniors

    21 underclass

     

    Although unable to perform because of the Chemistry and/or Physics Regents on Graduation Day, we were happy to have the presence of

    Katherine Smolens Izzy Hidasi, Nora Monasheri, Kevin Khadavi and Daniel Choi 

     

    VIOLIN-12

    *Sophia R Askari     

    *Lynda Bigio             

    *Liorah Felorian      

    *Isobelle H (Belle) Lim

    *Shannon Liu            

    *Sharona Moradi    

    Sally Sarker

    Adam Tsou

    Tiantian Emily Wei

    *Rachel You            

    Daniel Zeng

    *Christopher Lu

     

    VIOLA-4

    Ariella Cohen

    *Yoel Hawa

    Elizabeth Margiloff

    Christopher Matos Suero (Chris)

     

    CELLO-4

    *Neil Chou                                  

    *Emily R Cohen

    *Michael Cohenmehr                

    Joshua Oken

     

    BASS-2

    *Alan Chau

    *Etan Y Sedaghatfar

     

    FLUTE-6

    *Sarah R Tang

    Kelly Chau

    *Zoe Lampione                           

    Alice Liu

    *Xi (Mandy) Sun

    Madeline Yang

     

    OBOE-2

    Kaiming Zhang

    Christine Tiong

     

    BASSOON-1

    *Cody J Yam                              

     

    CLARINET-7

    *Kayla S Yousefzadeh               

    *Eyal Hakimi

    *Bob Qian

    *Joshua B Rothbaum

    *Nathaniel Y Sehati  OT

    Ashleigh Wong

    Brandan Chen

     

    BASS CLARINET-2

    *Frederick N Sion

    Jesse Racsko

     

    TENOR SAX-2

    *Molly Racsko

    *Daniel Chitsaz                          

     

    HORN-1

    *Daniel Itzkowitz    

     

    TRUMPET-5

    *Benjamin S Cohen  

    *Jonathan Kirshner 

    Emma Sassouni

    *Alexander Sum                         

    Ilan Greenblatt

     

    TROMBONE-1

    *Michelle Goh

     

    EUPHONIUM-1

    *Omeed A Tartak

     

    TUBA-2

    Preston Chan

    *Edrian A Kokhabi                     

     

    PERCUSSION-7

    *Samuel Calto

    *XiKai (Kevin) Liao                  

    Sabrina Schlusselberg              

    Oscar Wostenholme

    *Jacob Landerer                       

    *Aaron B Geula                         

    *Lucien Wostenholme

     

     

    * Senior Musician

     

     

    Joseph Rutkowski

    Instrumental Music Director,  John L. Miller - Great Neck North High School

    Administrative Teacher-MUSIC, John L. Miller - Great Neck North High School

    Tri-M Chapter 2605 Advisor

    35 Polo Road

    Great Neck, NY 11023

    (516) 441-4751

    JRutkowski@greatneck.k12.ny.us

    Alternate email: josephrrutkowski@gmail.com

     

    Check our web site: http://web.greatneck.k12.ny.us/nhmusic/

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  • Tilles Center for the Performing Arts SOLD OUT!!

    Posted by JOSEPH RUTKOWSKI on 6/18/2018

    John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra In Concert at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

    SOLD OUT!! 

    We apologize that there are NO seats available for this event.

    [If you are the parent of a graduating senior, a NHS staff member or GNPS administrator or Board of Education member, you already have your tickets to this event.]

    NH Grad 2017
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RcP7VI7BN-Q&feature=youtu.be

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=KEQ8XbMrSKM&app=desktop 

    THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2018

    at 2:30 PM

    at TILLES CENTER

      JOHN L. MILLER-GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL

    Dr. Pamela Levy, Chairman of the Fine and Performing Arts

    and Choral Director

    Joseph Rutkowski, Instrumental Director

    Lee Tanner, Assistant Director

     

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