Last Friday, the Emma Willard String Ensemble set out to play for the people living at the Hawthorne Ridge Retirement Home in East Greenbush. They played the Christmas Concerto by Arcangelo Corelli with soloists Jae Won Huyn ’13 and Ayano Kitano ’15 on violin and Jeongmin Kim ’12 on the cello. They are joined by Taylor Garrison ’12, Lydia Youngman ’12, Meg Smith ’12, Brianne Oricchio ’13, Betty Ma ’13, Jennifer Ding ’13, Candice Chiu ’13, Cathleen Alacrón ’13, Jamie Park ’14, Annette Ho ’14, Katie Yan ’14, and Sonya Wang ’15. They are also accompanied by alumnae Helen Buckley ’09 on the viola. After the performance, the students took questions from the audience who wanted to know various things such as where they were from, general life at Emma, and at what age did they start playing their instruments. All around, it was a pleasureable exprience for everyone and they definitely hope to do it again.
Don’t miss the String Ensemble playing at Eventide this Friday at 7:30. Eventide will also include performances from the full chamber orchestra, choir, inner choir, and semiquavers.