SHHS Chamber Orchestra Wins 2nd-Runner Up in National Contest

March 4, 2017 — Congratulations to the Shaker Heights HS Chamber Orchestra, which just won second runner-up (third in the nation) Saturday, March 3, 2017, in the National Orchestra Cup competition at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Square, New York City. Our Chamber Orchestra gave a riveting performance of Shostakovich's Sinfonia for String Orchestra (based on his 8th String Quartet) and placed ahead of outstanding high school orchestras from around the country, including some groups from schools that have won before. In addition to securing third place, our Chamber Orchestra also won the Forte Award, a special award given by the competition organizers to the school that best exhibited positivity, team spirit, organization, and passion for music-making throughout the whole competition. Be sure to tune in to WCLV 104.9 today, March 6, 2017, at 5:10 p.m. to hear Chamber Orchestra director Donna Jelen speak live on the air with Bill O'Connell about the competition.

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