Under the leadership of Mr. Spiro, the ANS Secondary Spring Musical Festival was held on April 10th, in the Centro Cultural Pablo Antonio Cuadra.
The presentations ranged from guitar ensemble songs, to concert band pieces, to vocal solos. The program had a varied repertoire, including blues, flamenco, classical, pop, and American folk music.
The program was the following:
ANS Guitar Ensemble
Valeria Alfaro, Edoardo Amador, Susan Castellon, Akesej Centeno, Regina Franco, Caroline Ketelhohn, Fatima Martinez, Alejandro Schutze, Nestor Silva.
1- Air on a G String – J. S. Bach
2- Barcelona Nights – Ottmar Liebert
1- Shenandoah – American Traditional
1- Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
1- Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
2- Donde Voy – Tish Hinojosa
ANS Concert Band
Valeria Alfaro, Orlando Arguello, Niko Argyros, Raphael Cohen, Arthur Grier, Arnold Gutierrez, Carlos Hondoy, Ji Wook Jung, Caroline Ketelhohn, Andrew Lopez, Fatima Martinez, Paulo Mayorga, Alain Piedra, Oscar Rodriguez, Nestor Silva, Andrea Sosa.
1- Pomp and Circumstance – Edward Elgar
2- In the Hall of the Mountain King – Edgard Grieg
3- Flip Flop Fly – Big Joe Turner
Indeed, there was a large variety of presentations. During the guitar ensemble songs, Regina Franco, Edoardo Amador, and Aleksej Centeno had solos. During the concert band performance, Fatima and Andrew Lopez delivered a dynamic saxophone duet.
“We are so thankful for Mr. Spiro, who was able to organize this beautiful festival…he has inspired deep appreciation for music among his students,” said an ANS parent. “Our school is truly lucky to have him.”
Make sure you check out the recordings of the performances!