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String students show progress at fall concert

Ransom Everglades Middle School string orchestra students made their 2019-20 performance debut at the Fall Orchestra Showcase Oct. 4, showing great progress after just a few weeks of strings classes under faculty member Jessica Carrasquillo.

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The Beginning Orchestra opened the concert with an arrangement by John Higgins called "Essential Elements"; the Intermediate Orchestra followed with two pieces – "The Haunted Carousel" by Soon Hee Newbold and "The Silver Forest" by Stephen Chin; and the Advanced Orchestra performed "Hidden Passages" by Kathryn Griesinger.

The Chamber Ensemble wrapped up the evening with "Incantations" by Richard Meyer.

Chamber Ensemble

Francisco Gomez Rivas-Vazquez ’24
Mateo Heitner ’25
Sirja Joeveer ’25
Nate Kaplan ’24
Christine Keedy Brown ’24
Hugh LaFontisee ’24
Mela Lew ’24
Camille Lugo ’24
Tariq Maduro ’26
Varun Raju ’24
Evelyn Yu ’24

Advanced Orchestra
James Brown Urmuneta ’24
Thomas Crowley ’24
Joseph David ’24
Daniel Figueroa ’24
Derrick Ma ’24
Griffin Nelson-Montet ’25
Felix Rodriguez ’24
Alexander Tong ’24

Intermediate Orchestra
Ale Andrade ’25
Manolo Campos ’25
Mikey Day ’25
Connor Gumbs ’25
Mateo Gutierrez ’25
Jordan James ’25
Alexander Kazumoff ’25
Naman Kumar ’25
Noah Martin ’25
Matthew Moskovitz ’25
Sasha Zack ’25

Beginning Orchestra
Aron Bigio ’25
Olivia Geller ’26
Liam Malik ’24
Alicia Medina ’26
Charlie Reizenstein ’26
Flavia Sugiyama ’26

Director
Jessica Carrasquillo

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Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.