Bronxville High School senior Patrick Bird, a talented string bassist, has been invited to perform with the 2021 New York State School Music Association’s Area All-State Orchestra, which will be held virtually on April 11.
“Patrick is one of the most versatile and expressive musicians I have taught,” orchestra director Denise Lutter said. “In addition to playing the classical repertoire, he is a jazz aficionado who is developing an impressive set of improvisational skills.”
Selected through a competitive audition for the orchestra, Bird is among 100 of New York’s finest high school orchestra musicians. The All-State virtual concert, featuring music by Tchaikovsky, will air on Sunday, April 11 at 4 p.m. on NYSSMA’s website at www.nyssma.org.
In addition, Bird has been mentored by some of the country’s finest professional musicians, performing with them most recently at the Trinity Church Wall Street. Watch the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4tG8Nkl7F9g.