All Schools Honor Orchestra to Perform

The All Schools Elementary Honor Orchestras will perform at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall.

Concert Features Elementary School Musicians

The 21st Annual All Schools Elementary Honor Orchestra Concert, featuring some of the best elementary school musicians in Los Angeles will be held on Saturday, May 4, at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall. Because of high-ticket demand, there will be two concerts: one at 10 a.m. and a second at 11:30 a.m.

Students range in age from seven to 12, and the average age of an honor orchestra member is 10. Each child is individually selected by his/her school music teacher to participate.

The concerts will be conducted by long-time Pacific Palisades resident Larry Newman.

“These students are exceptionally talented, and together, make music that inspires not only their parents, but also anyone in Los Angeles who is interested in music, the arts and education,” Newman said. “The honors orchestra is a diverse group of children that come together to play beautiful music in a professional concert setting. It is a shining example of the importance of music in our local schools.”

Children’s Music Workshop, founded by Newman more than 30 years ago, provides instrumental music instruction to schools throughout Los Angeles–including public and private schools in the Palisades.

Calvary Christian School musicians taking part in the concert include flutists Amanda Nee, Anna Telehowski, Eve Matteson, Hannah Campbell and Jamey Tsugawa; violinists Collin Kim, Hanna Shin and Moriah Willard; clarinetists Connor Telehowski, Hunter Sheer, Max Palmer and Ricardo Rosales; and trumpeter Kenji Tsugawa.

Canyon Elementary School will be represented by flutist Jack Johnson and Marquez Elementary musicians are violinists Katelyn Chang, Maira Reyes and Isabel Hurd, trumpeter Brett Rosenblatt, violinist Eleanor Buckner and alto sax player Jeffrey Ren.

Tyler and Larry Newman win an Emmy Award for the  Elementary Honor Orchestra broadcast.

Palisades Elementary School will have four trumpeters that include Abigail James, Connor Branch, Isabella James and Rhys Grandy.

UCLA Lab representative is Palisadian and violinist Anniela Kahala and Paul Revere Middle School musicians include violinists Natalia Ray and Annalisa Hurd, and flutist Maia Baserga-Rudd

The annual broadcast has resulted in five Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards in the Children/Youth Programming category and the orchestra was recently honored by the City Council at Los Angeles City Hall.

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