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

Spring Concert Showcases Beauty and Excellence

Cardigan's Spring Concert

While this spring’s music concert marked the end of the school year, Director of Music Kevin Franco doesn’t see it as an end but just one step in the creative journeys of our Cardigan boys. As the evening concluded he shared, “Tonight we saw the culmination of beauty and excellence, which, if you can appreciate and implement throughout your life, will take you places. If you are returning here next year, I hope you will consider being a part of our fall concert. If you are moving on, hopefully you take this appreciation with you to your next school.”

Cardigan’s music program introduces students to a variety of music genres, allowing them to explore their creative passions while at the same time expanding their understanding of music theory. The program also allows for a wide variety of skill levels, providing challenges for both advanced and beginner musicians. The result at the end of the year is a music performance that features beginners with simple instruments as well as advanced musicians whose talent has been cultivated and refined. Either way, as Mr. Franco shares, the goal for all is to nurture life-long musicians who will continue their musical pursuits for many years to come. 

Cardigan's Spring Concert

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The Program

Asian Folk Rhapsody (2001) by Richard Saucedo 
Performed by the Cardigan Winds

America’s Favorite Hymns for Strings (2021) arranged by Colin Kirkpatrick
XXVI: Rock of Ages by Thomas Hastings
XXVII: Shall We Gather at the River (1864) by Robert Lowry
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17: IV. Finale, Moderato Assai, Allegro Vivo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and arranged by Sandra Dackow 

Performed by the Cardigan Strings

Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prelude (1717-1723) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Sunjoon Lee ’25, cello

He’s a Pirate from Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) by Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt 
Sweden, from Minecraft by Daniel Rosenfeld, a. k. a. C418

Performed by Maksym Gerbut ’24, piano

Way Hey—Let’s Go! (2019) by Jacob Averitt
Performed by the Cardigan Mountain School Choir

I Was Never There (2018) by Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, a. k. a. The Weeknd
Performecy by Grade 8 Green Z Music Class

Waltzes, Op. 64: No. 2 in C Sharp Minor (1847) by Frederic Chopin
Performed by David Balshen ’25, piano

Boy’s a Liar, Part II (2023) by Victoria Beverley Walker, a. k. a. Pink Pantheress and Alexander Crossan, a. k. a. Mura Masa
Performed by Grade 8 Green X Music Class

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor (1868) by Jean-Baptiste Accolay
Performed by Joonki “Michael” Yoon ’24, violin

I’m Still Standing (1983): music by Elton John and lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Performed by Grade 9 Green X Music Class

Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (2010) by Shakira Mebarak Ripoll and John Hill
Performed by Grade 9 White Z Music Class

Fireworks (打上花火) (2017) by Kenshi Yonezu
Performed by Bingrui “Jason” Zhao ’24, piano

The Letter (1967) by Wayne Carson 
Cover Me (1984) by Bruce Springsteen
Dancin’ in the Dark (1984) by Bruce Springsteen
Still Young (2013) by Felix Reibl

Performed by The Flaming Microwaves

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