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Hard Work Pays Off in Prep for the Fall Concert

Cardigan's Fall Concert

“Welcome to our very first music concert of the year!” began Director of Music Kevin Franco. Humann Theatre filled with applause for the first time in over a year, and the students took their seats and were treated to a live, in-person concert. 

The program began with separate performances by the Cardigan Winds and the Cardigan Strings. Originally one group, for the first time this year the musicians have been split into two groups for twice the challenges and twice the music. Both playing classical pieces, their performances were outstanding, despite the six short weeks that they had to rehearse!

The concert continued with additional classical pieces as well as more contemporary pieces, including the theme from “The Office” by John Ferguson, “Viva la Vida” by Cold Play, and “Firework” by Katy Perry.

Mr. Franco closed the concert with these words: “Guys, this is hard what we do up here. There’s no soundtrack, not everybody is doing the same thing, you pick your own song. There’s a lot of ownership that’s on you, and you went up and you owned it today and I’m very proud of you. A lot of hard work goes into it.”

Cardigan's Fall Concert

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Concert Program

Chorale from “Jupiter,” from The Planets, Op. 32 by Gustav Holst 
The Cardigan Winds
Ms. Kinne, director

“Smoke” by Jordan Grigg
The Cardigan Strings
Mr. Franco, director

“Merry-Go-Round of Life” by Joe Hisaishi
Jake Lim, piano
Adrian Moon, viola
John Park, clarinet

“Seems Like Old Times” by Carmen Lombardo and John Jacob Loeb
Cardigan Mountain School Choir
Mr. Franco, director

Theme from “The Office” by John Ferguson
Green X Music Class

“Take Me Home, Country Roads” by William Danoff, Mary Catherine Nivert, and John Denver
8 White Y Music Class

Theme from “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Jake Lim, piano

“Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay 
Alex Chen, voice
Jacob Zhao, piano

“Viva la Vida” by Coldplay 
9 White Z Music Class

“Firework” by Katy Perry
9 White X Music Class

Video: Watch Cardigan's Fall Concert

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