The Sagamore

Z-block performing arts classes provide rewarding start to day

Lauren Liang, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Bright, vibrant sounds and notes crash one after another in harmony. Stage lights shine on the performers, reflecting off the instruments and into the dark crowd where the audience listens intently. With a flick and wave, the conductor cues the players and the orchestra starts, launching into an enthu...

Review: All-Town Orchestra Concert

Review: All-Town Orchestra Concert

Yiming Fu, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

The white shirts worn by the middle school students contrasted against the black clothing that the high schoolers dressed in. With violins tucked away in rest position, they all sat side by side and tapped their shoes against the stage floor in excitement. The unified rumble slowly crescendoed and b...

Camerata-Orchesta concert review

Camerata-Orchesta concert review

Ella Kitterman, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017


Filed under Performance Reviews

  Seeing the Camerata Choir, dressed in traditional black robes which a purple scarf around their necks, made me prepare myself for a long night of traditional church hymns and stuffy music. Yet when the tambourine started playing, I found myself unexpectedly tapping my foot to the high tempo...

New class orchestrates advanced strings

New class orchestrates advanced strings

Maisie Kramer, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017


Filed under Arts

Imagine that you are a student at the high school with dreams of playing in a professional orchestra someday. You enjoy the regular music class that you are taking right now, but you want to play music that will prepare you to study music in a more advanced group. Next year, there will be a class for...

Review: Winter Concert 2016

Review: Winter Concert 2016

Yuen Ting Chow, Staff Writer

December 17, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

With snowflakes projected on the walls and green, red and blue lights shining on the stage, excited families and students found their seats on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. to witness the amazing musicians and vocalists at the high school. First up was the Concert Band, who started the night off with Of ...

Review: Camerata Masterworks Concert

Review: Camerata Masterworks Concert

Chloe McKim Jepsen, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

The Camerata Masterwork Concert began at 7:30 p.m. in the atrium crowded with eager spectators. Before the performance, chorus director Michael Driscoll, expressed positive sentiments about the upcoming performance. “This is all Italian Baroque, so 1700-1750 era, featuring Camerata and a subgroup...

Review: Orchestra Concert

Review: Orchestra Concert

Sascha Wolf-Sorokin, Staff Writer

March 27, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

  The Robert Dubbs Auditorium stage was filled with performers dressed in all black. The students began playing their instruments: violins, violas, cellos and basses. The music had a fast tempo, but did not feel rushed. Suddenly, it came to a halt and the musicians drummed their feet against the flo...

Review: Orchestra/Camerata Concert

Review: Orchestra/Camerata Concert

Mia Abulaf, Staff Writer

November 15, 2015


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

  MIA ABULAF/SAGAMORE STAFF The first Camerata-Orchestra concert of the year took place on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium. As the lights dimmed, the orchestra crew prepared for playing on the stage. They first performed an exciting but short excerpt of a piece while...

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