Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9

Hard Work Pays Off at Fall Concert

Hard Work Pays Off at Fall Concert

After weeks of rehearsal, it was time for Cardigan’s music students to bring their talents to the stage at the fall concert! Our boys performed a wide range of pieces for our community, including classical, popular, world-renowned, and even some originals written by students.

This year, an impressive number of students displayed courage, performing in front of their peers as part of a group or as a soloist. “The arts have certainly grown since I arrived at Cardigan,” said Director of Music Kevin Franco. “There were 82 gentlemen on stage for our fall concert, ranging from those who have been playing an instrument since they could walk, to those who have never touched an instrument, sung, or even been on stage in their entire life.”

Fall Concert

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The students were rehearsing intensely in the weeks leading up to the concert and many used their free time--including study halls, advisory blocks, evenings, and weekends--to practice their pieces. “They wanted to do this and they did it really, really well and their hard work paid off,” said Mr. Franco. “I couldn’t be more proud of our students!”

Concert Program

Theme from “The Pink Panther”, by Henry Mancini 
Performed by the Cardigan Instrumental Ensemble
Directed by Mrs. Perricone

Nocturnes, Op. 9: No. 2 in E Flat Major, by Frederic Chopin 
Performed by Zihan "Harrison" Huang '21

Don’t Stop Believin’, by Steve Perry, with original lyrics by Andile Muhlauri '21
Performed by the 8 White K Music Class
With Mrs. Perricone

Viola Concerto in G Major, TWV 51:G9: II. Allegro, by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performed by Heewoo Jung '20
With Mrs. Perricone

Nuvole Bianche, by Ludovico Einaudi
Performed by Zejun “Tommy” Li '20

Children’s Corner, L. 113: VI. Golliwog’s Cakewalk, by Claude Debussy
Performed by Andrew Carratu '22

Circle, Square, Triangle Triangle, by Kevin Franco
Performed by Mr. Franco’s 7th Grade Hand Chime Ensemble
Accompanied by Estyn Elkouh '22 (euphonium) and Andrew Carratu '22 (piano)
Directed by Mr. Franco

Kleine Romanze, by Luise Walker
Song for 1310, by Masaaki Kishibe
Performed by Shijia "Mac" Wang '21

Count on Me, by Peter Gene Hernandez, a.k.a. Bruno Mars
Performed by The ’20s

Sweet Caroline, by Neil Diamond
Performed by 8 Green Y Music Class
With Mrs. Perricone

Compassion Is Our Passion, by the 9 White X Music Class
Performed by the 9 White X Music Class

Respect the Climb, by the 9 White X Music Class
Performed by the 9 White X Music Class

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