On Sunday, February 16th, our Montera Advanced Orchestra students that participate in Muse VIVO - the city-wide program for orchestra sponsored and supported by Oakland Symphony - joined the Oakland Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Omid Zoufonoun, the principal conductor for the Oakland Youth Orchestra. The students from Montera are: Karydis Johnson (Viola), Alana Cannon (Violin 2), Ayla Lew (Violin 1), Case ("Casey") Dunning-Sorey (Violin 1), Elliot LeBlanc (Cello).
This is the third year in a row that Oakland Symphony has provided opportunities for these musicians to participate in side-by-side performances. The combined orchestras provided a moving and energetic performance of Arturo Marquez' Danzon No.2
The Muse VIVO orchestra is composed of students from Oakland schools and are under the extraordinary batons of Ms. Stephanie Holmes (Edna Brewer MS), Ms. Beth Vandervennet (Oakland Symphony), and Ms. Linda Green (Thornhill Elementary).
The Muse VIVO orchestra will be performing at the Orchestra Festival on March 4th, and at their concert at Oakland High School on March 24th. Come listen and support the work of these wonderful young musicians.
The performance below was generously provided by Pascal St Gerard, Muse VIVO parent.
Please enjoy the performance!