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NOBODY’S FOOL CONCERT AT LONG TRAIL ON APRIL 1

Long Trail School presents the Nobody’s Fool Concert of solo and group performances by the International Baccalaureate music classes, directed by Geoffrey Gee, on Sat., April 1 at 7:00 pm at Long Trail School in Dorset.  Admission is free.

The repertoire spans classical, jazz, fusion, rock, and Broadway styles, and includes original compositions by Patrick Staples, Geoffrey Gee, and the ensemble.  This special concert features solos by seniors Patrick Staples (piano), Jonah Knapp-Wilson (saxophone), Sam McVicker (drums), and junior Greta Schaub (vocals). They are joined by seniors Brennan Murphy (bass), Lydia Quevedo (keyboard and vocals), Antonio Quevedo (keyboard), Mikaela Martiros (strings) and Tiancheng “Tony” Wang (drums). The junior ensemble members are Ryan Powers (trumpet), Cole Norkon (saxophone), Levin Coe (trombone), Nate Misasi (trumpet) and Johannes Wirth (guitar).

“I’ve had the good fortune to have worked with these students since they were in middle school, and they form a particularly cohesive group capable of extraordinary performances,” said director Geoffrey Gee. “This concert will allow us to share with the public the kinds of great musical experiences we have so frequently in class.”

The International Baccalaureate music class at Long Trail is a two year course where the students learn to compose, improvise, analyze and perform at a high level. These eight seniors have composed symphonic pieces to be premiered by the Sage City Symphony at their Bennington College concert on March 19.  Four of them have won scholarship recognition from the All-State Music Festival for string quartet compositions they composed as juniors. Pianist Patrick Staples is a two-time All-State jazz pianist and performance scholarship winner.

 

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