Kirkwood High School Symphonic Orchestra to Perform at Lincoln Center
The Kirkwood High School Symphonic Orchestra has been invited to compete for the National Orchestra Cup in March 2013 at the prestigious Alice Tully Hall, located in Lincoln Center in New York City.
The group will be performing along with approximately 10 orchestras from across the country for title of Grand Champion and the Orchestra Cup trophy.
“This is an incredible honor for the Kirkwood orchestra,” said Orchestra Director Patrick Jackson. “Orchestras are selected for this event; they cannot apply for it. We look forward to once again representing our community in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
The Symphonic Orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall two years ago.
The National School Orchestra Championship Finals are produced by Forte Productions and are held each year in March. Each performance at the competition is adjudicated by the most renowned orchestral professionals and educators from around the country.
Alice Tully Hall, one of the most prestigious concert halls in the world, is located at the historic Lincoln Center along with the famed Metropolitan Opera Theatre, Avery Fisher Hall and the David Koch Theatre, home of the New York City Ballet and the New York City Opera.
How You Can Help
Kirkwood students have kicked off their “Live at Lincoln Center” fundraising program; initial fundraising events include an adults-only wine tasting at Grapevine Wines (April 26) an elementary orchestra summer camp (June 4-8), a car wash (Aug. 19), rummage sale and a poker night, to name a few. For more information regarding the trip or the fundraising events, please visit www.kirkwoodorchestra.org.