Virtual Winter Concert & Art Exhibition (Dec 2020)

The Mandela International Magnet School Music and Visual Art Departments 

present our

Virtual Winter Concert and Art Exhibition wintermusic1

Thursday, December 17, 2020, 5:30 pm

MIMS Music Directors: Carla Kountoupes, String Orchestra and Jesse Parker, World Music

Art Directors: Susanna Mireles-Mankus and Kelly Rider

Welcome Randy Grillo, Principal Head Learner Carla Kountoupes, Orchestra Director Jesse Parker, World Music Director Kelly Rider, Middle School Art Susanna Mireles-Makus, High school & DP Art

Tabletop Duet  by W.A. Mozart, Jacqueline Buenviaje & Joseph Mottola, Violin Duo, 9th grade*

Meditation from Thais by J. Massenet, Sadie O’Sullivan, violin, 10th grade* (accompanied by Robert Krupnick)

Gavotte in G minor, by J.S. Bach, Montgomery Waltz, violin, 7th grade*

Chester by W. Billings, Mena Gilmore, violin, 8thgrade #

Minuet 1 by J.S. Bach, and French Folk Song Trio, Olivia Howard, cello, 8th grade*

Silent Night, String Quartet: Joey Mottola, Oliva Howard, Marissa Sanchez, Julia Maurice

Violin Concerto in G maj, first movement excerpt, by W.A. Mozart, Lilah Chang, violin, 7th grade*

Woodwind, Percussion, Brass:

Fantasia in D minor by W.A. Mozart, Santiago Perez, piano, 12th grade*

Danse Macabre by C. Saint-Saenz, Andrew Fontana, Baritone Saxophone, 10th Grade*

Skydance by T. Arcari, Charles Chapman, Trumpet, 7th Grade#

Wild Horseman by R. Schumann, Emily Meehan, Clarinet, 9th Grade*

Ode to Joy Theme, Angel Tarango, Oak Palmer, Emma Sherpa, Beginning Guitar, 7th Grade

Porz Garet by Y. Tierson, Stephen Romero, piano, 9th Grade#

Etude #8 from “Portraits in Rhythm” by A. Cirone, Haven Hall, Percussion*

Give the Drummer Some by M. Houliff, Tim Ryer, percussion, 8th Grade*

Sonata for Flute by G.P. Telemann, Claire Johnston, Flute, 8th Grade*

*received a Superior rating at the North Central NM Music Educators Solo and Ensemble Festival 

#received an Excellent rating at the North Central NM Music Educators Solo and Ensemble Festival

Large Ensemble Pieces:

Mambo 5 by Pérez Prado, Mandela Orquesta del Mundo, 7th -12th grade
Soloists:  Andrew Fontana, Grace Maurice, Fernanda Rodas & Charles Chapman

Integrantes de la Orquesta del Mundo:

Giovanna Avalos, 10th grade, guitar

Jacqueline Buenviaje, 9th grade, violin

Sosaya Call, 10th grade, violin

Lilah Chang, 7th grade, violin

Charles Chapman, 7th grade, trumpet

Raquel Cordova, 10th grade, violin

Solomon Ehlers, 10th grade, cello

Andrew Fontana, baritone saxophone

Johnathan Gu, 7th grade, percussion

Trinley Gyaltsen, 8th grade, percussion

Haven Hall, 8th grade, percussion

Olivia Howard, 8th grade, cello

Claire Johnston, 8th grade, flute

Clementine Rose Johnston, 8th grade, alto saxophone

Carys Love-Coriz, 7th, piano

Grace Maurice, 10th grade, trombone

Julia Maurice, 10th grade, bass

Emily Meehan, 9th grade, clarinet

Robin Menetrey, 11th grade, electric bass

Joseph Mottola Golluber, 9th grade, violin

Kuval Paladugu, 7th grade, percussion

Josiah Opetaia, 7th, piano 

Sadie O’Sullivan, 10th grade, violin

Ari’ Omar Rendleman, 7th grade, piano

Blaise Rippy, 10th grade, alto saxophone

Fernanda Rodas, 10th grade, trombone

Marissa Sanchez, 9th grade, cello

Seamus Schroeder, 9th grade, percussion

Nixi Williams, 8th grade, alto saxophone


THANK YOU to all the students for their hard work and dedication, despite all the challenges.

THANK YOU to the parents and families who have been thrust into home teaching and for supporting your children in their musical endeavors.

THANK YOU to Lydia Hogan for her work to coordinate the program and virtual presentation.

THANK YOU to our classroom teaching-artists: Pat Malone, guitar; William Waag, brass; Sage Barton, strings and piano accompanist, Robert Krupnick.

THANK YOU to Jesse Parker for the heavy lifting of putting together a virtual ensemble.

THANK YOU to Randy Grillo, principal, and all our wonderful colleagues, faculty, and staff for all the support and hard work that goes into virtual learning during a pandemic.
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