Winter Strings Concert Fills Brauer Hall with Music

Delicate and delightful music filled Brauer Hall on December 8 for the Winter Strings Concert. The three-part concert featured two Middle School Strings Programs and the Upper School Orchestra. Led by MICDS Strings Faculty Nicole Kovaluk and Erin Hamill, the show was a welcome return to the acoustics of Brauer Hall and the warmth of a live audience for the MICDS Strings Program.

Pieces for the concert ranged from classics and lullabies to holiday tunes and music from The Avengers movie. The Middle School Beginning Violin group kicked off the night with five pieces, including Cuckoo Clock by Lauren Bernofsky and with a guest appearance by Mikey Gutchewsky on bass. Next, the Middle School Intermediate Orchestra performed an engaging set with Double Trouble, Dragon Slayer, Night Shift, and Music for the Renaissance Fair. To close out the evening, the Upper School Orchestra performed pieces from Hayden, Beethoven, Saint-Saens, and Tchaikovsky before rounding out with music from The Avengers.

Download the program to see the list of student musicians and song selections, and check out the video below of the full performance.

Thank you to the MICDS Arts Backers and all who have helped make the Strings Program at MICDS a success. A very special thank you to the Middle and Upper School students for their hard work practicing and coming together with their violins, violas, cellos, and basses to create such an enthusiastic concert!