Collaboration, originality characterize Spring Recital Hall

Collaboration and originality characterized the performances of eleven student musicians in Hall on 10 April. The Tuesday morning performances began with a cello ensemble—Eric Zaks II, Raphael Deykin II, Justin Shaw VI, Cameron Estrada III. Two piano solos (Chris Zhu III, Beethoven, and Milan Rosen II, Debussy) were followed by a string duo (Alex Yin V, violin; Eric Zaks II, cello) and an original piano composition for four hands by Jonathan Weiss III, performed by Weiss and Dylan Zhou I. Ben Lawlor I sang his own original composition while accompanying himself on the piano. Senior Marc deFontnouvelle wrapped up the recital with a bluegrass song and some master mandolin playing. (See photos here)Music has a way of changing the light on the day, and that morning seemed brighter and warmer as we prepared to begin our various school day tasks. Meanwhile, these eleven students were already well into their day—and at the top of their game.