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South High Ensembles to Perform at Lincoln Center

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Two South High School chamber music ensembles have been invited to perform at the 36th annual Young Musicians Concert of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The concert will be held at Alice Tully Hall on May 2.

The two chamber ensembles from South High are: Samuel Levine (flute), Eli Goldberger (clarinet), and Benjamin Rossen (piano) performing Tarantelle, Op. 6 for Flute, Clarinet and Piano by Camille Saint-Saëns; and Daniella Brancato (soprano), Christiana Claus (flute), Nicholas Langel (cello), and Benjamin Rossen (piano) performing Chanson Madécasses for Soprano, Flute, Cello and Piano by Maurice Ravel.

These South High ensembles were selected for this honor based on their performance at the Long Island Regional High School Chamber Music Competition at the Tilles Center on Feb. 6, which was part of the Young Musicians Program sponsored by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

“The competition was strong this year, with 40 ensembles applying from 22 schools in the tri-state area,” said Grace Parisi, education and operations manager for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. “South High’s ensembles are two of nine chosen for the concert.”

Ms. Parisi thanked Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head at South High, “for the work that you do to bring chamber music into the lives of your students. The hard work and commitment it takes to reach the level we heard from the students at the Regional Competition is awe-inspiring for all of us at the Chamber Music Society.”

The South High ensembles, along with the other chosen ensembles, will receive two coaching sessions by Chamber Music Society artists prior to the Young Musicians Concert.

The Young Musicians Program began in 1998. South High ensembles have been selected to perform every year since then, except for two.