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Bronxville Union Free School District

7 High School Students Named to Area All-State Ensembles

Seven Bronxville High School students have been selected for Area All-State music ensembles by the Westchester County School Music Association for its 2017 Area All-State Festival Concert, to be held on Nov. 16 at SUNY Purchase.

Sophomores Alexandria Paradise (cello) and Sofia Ricciarini (violin) were selected to perform with the Symphony Orchestra. Senior Eva Cagliostro (bass) and sophomore Sabrina Mellinghoff (cello) were selected to perform with the String Orchestra, while junior Sophia Sulimirski (oboe) will perform with the concert band. Senior Margaux Frohlich (soprano) and junior Lily Vorbach (soprano) were selected to perform with the Mixed Chorus.

The Area All-State students will perform original works such as the Finale from Beethoven’s Symphony #5, excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, selections from West Side Story and folk music from around the world.

“Their ability to perform works that are challenging even for professional musicians is a testament to their commitment, perseverance and musicianship,” orchestra director Denise Lutter said.

Performers were chosen by WCSMA on the basis of auditions at last spring’s New York State School Music Association Solo Festival. WCSMA, the county arm of NYSSMA, sponsors the Area All-State Festival each year as the equivalent of an all-county festival for Westchester sophomores, juniors and seniors.