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)
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE UPDATED
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.
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
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…
Anything Goes at GNNHS Nov 2019
Anything Goes the Song and Dance Number
Blow Gabriel Blow Sing and Dance Number
Heaven Hop Sing and Dance Number
LIMHoF video of Westbury Concert Nov 17 2019
Link to GNPS/TV Edited Piece on the "Space" Concert
The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert 1/4
The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert 2/4
The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert 3/4
The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert 4/4
The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Symphony Orchestra’s 29th Young Peoples Concert
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
The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Dec 17 2019 Brahms Requiem
The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Dec 17 2019 Mahler Symphony No. 2 March
The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Dec 17 2019 Strauss Blue Danube
The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Dec 17 2019 Schubert 8
The 91st Winter Concert at the John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Dec 17 2019 Beethoven 9
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.
ALL 49,799 performances
Guidepost Article about CH 2020
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
NH Prepares for CH
Carngie Hall March 1, 2020
Carnegie Hall 2020 Great Neck North High Handel VC
Carnegie Hall 2020 Great Neck North High Waltz VC
Carnegie Hall 2020 Great Neck North High Shos 5 VC
Here are the final moments we spent together in the lobby and in room 218……
There is NO other high school that has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall THIS many times.....
A VIRTUAL CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL
by The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School
Chamber Music Society
Our 91st Artfest Concert was scheduled for Thursday, May 21st
But instead, we are presenting
A Virtual Instrumental Artfest Concert
the entire 2019/2020 Great Neck North High Instrumental Music season of musical achievements.
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
A 2019 Long Island Music Hall of Fame High School of Excellence
A 2018 Long Island Music Hall of Fame High School of Excellence
Tri-M Chapter of the Year 2017!
A 2016 Long Island Music Hall of Fame High School of Excellence
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
The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference 2016
The 82nd NYSSMA Winter Annual Conference – November 30-December 3, 2017 The Legacy of Lawrence P. Sobol, Clarinetist, Educator, Impresario
The 82nd NYSSMA Winter Annual Conference – December 7, 2019 at Rochester Convention Center
Play For Your Life Chamber Music Workshop
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…..
* 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
the late Maestro Jens Nygard
Maestro Alan Schwartz
Dr. James Jordan
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
Maestro Gal Altervich
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
GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
"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
Know the Musical Scales to Reach Monumental Heights
Getting Students To Play Gigs Off Campus
Teaching Music August 2016 issue
"A Community Minded Program" (pages 44-49)
“Music Miracle: How Our Schools Hit A High Note” by Andy Newman about the Great Neck Music Program
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