Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills middle school students perform at festival
Members of the Illinois Music Educators Association Festival Orchestra are shown in a rehearsal with guest conductor Richard Clark.
Updated: November 23, 2012 1:30PM
HINSDALE — Eleven orchestra students from Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills middle schools performed Nov. 3 in the Illinois Music Educators Association Junior High Division annual District I Music Festival.
The festival, held at Riverside-Brookfield High School in Riverside, involved students selected from more than 60 schools throughout the southwestern metropolitan Chicago area.
The Festival Band, Orchestra, and Chorus presented a public festival concert. Appearing in the concert was a 100-member festival orchestra, a 150-member band, and a 150-member chorus. The Hinsdale Middle School and Clarendon Hills Middle School orchestra musicians were selected to perform following Sept. 29 auditions. Orchestra students performed under the leadership of guest conductor Richard Clark from Butler University.
Hinsdale Middle School students performing in the orchestra were: Chase Ackerson, violin, seventh grade; Haerin Kim, violin, eighth grade; Xinru Li, violin, seventh grade; Katherine Seikel, violin, seventh grade; Jake Semba, cello, eighth grade; and Harrison Wang, violin, eighth grade.
Clarendon Hills Middle School students performing were: Madison Andoniadis, violin, eighth grade; Darren Chen, violin, sixth grade; Nathan Cruz, cello, seventh grade; Danny Kacey, cello, seventh grade; and Erika Oku, violin, eighth grade.