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Elementary Orchestra Celebrates Dvorak


 (Click photo to watch full performance)

To mark the 175th anniversary of Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony, The New York Philharmonic has invited musical groups to perform all or part of the piece and have their performance posted on the New York Philharmonic website. 

Scarsdale will be represented! Elementary instrumental music teacher Dr. Jill Schultz wrote an arrangement of the largo section of the symphony, suitable for elementary students. She and her instrumental music teacher colleagues, Enrique Orengo and Jessica Elkhatib, taught the arrangement to their students throughout the District.  The students then formed a combined orchestra and taped a performance of this section, conducted by Dr. Schultz, to an appreciative audience in the High School auditorium.