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Orchestra prepares for spring concert

Freshman Thomas Hanson plays bass during orchestra practice May 9. Orchestra is practicing in preparation for its spring concert May 30.

Samantha Klepfer, Izzy Kanne, and Carly Joseph

May 20, 2019

As junior bassist Mitchell VonEschen looks forward to his first spring concert, he reflects on the preparation the orchestra has been doing for the performance. “We are practicing our songs in class,” VonEschen said. “I think it will be good.” According to orchestra director Kou Lee, the cl...

Orchestra looks forward to district festival

Junior Hilda Habia bows up her violin during class April 10. Practices are in preparation for orchestra's upcoming performance April 18.

Samantha Klepfer, Carly Joseph, and Izzy Kanne

April 17, 2019

  Orchestra director Kou Lee reflects on the orchestra’s preparation for the district festival. “I think it's a culture. Music is part of being human; it’s part of our lives and just having the district festival helps create that culture, that part of our life. In a sense, it creat...

Chamber orchestra tours synagogue, hospital

Senior Emmet Foner plays second chair first violin in the St. Louis Park High School Chamber Orchestra. The chamber orchestra performed twice at Methodist Hospital Dec. 6.

Samantha Klepfer

January 8, 2019

Orchestra director Kou Lee said the St. Louis Park chamber orchestra community concert tour is a good opportunity for the group members to bond. “Every time a group or an ensemble goes on a trip, they get that bonding time, community time,” Lee said. “I think it’s just a great experience playing f...

Orchestra builds community with district festival

Junior Max Holden plays the Cello during the district orchestra performance in the  Old Gym April. 5. The High School orchestra performed last after the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and chamber orchestra.

Samantha Klepfer

May 20, 2018

According to orchestra director Miriam Edgar, the orchestra district festival is an annual concert between all ages of the St. Louis Park orchestra program, from fourth grade to 12th grade. Senior bassist and violinist Jake Dempsey said the orchestra district festival is important because it fosters a...

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