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Young talent featured at US Chamber Orchestra Concert

New faces and young talent highlighted the Jan. 8 Upper School Chamber Orchestra Concert at Rehearsal Hall, a winter strings showcase that offered the debut of seven freshmen musicians and director and new performing arts teacher Scott O'Donnell. Photo Gallery
The expanded upper school chamber orchestra featured 18 underclassmen, four juniors and no seniors. The students played Tchaikovsky's Overture to 1812 and three pieces by O'Donnell: String Fantasy, My Mother's Love and Western Skies.

O'Donnell, who prior to arriving to RE served as principal violist with The Symphonia at Boca Raton and assistant principal/principal violist with Florida Grand Opera, grabbed his viola and joined the students for the finale. He also introduced his mother Marian, the inspiration for the third piece; she waved from the front row. That piece featured RE singers Maddy Bagnall '21, Megan Diston '21, Jamie Lockhart '21 and Alex Prio-Touzet '21.

Upper School Chamber Orchestra 2019-20
Mollie Forand ’22, violin 2
Chrissy Francis ’22, cello
Alessia Gangone ’21, cello
Javi Garcon ’21, violin 1
Fahren Hatami ’21, cello
Lauren Heller ’22, violin 1
Nika Kazumyan ’22, cello
Theodore Ma ’23, viola
Frank McPhillips ’21, violin 1
Gabriel Mora ’22, violin 2
Mihir Pabby ’22, cello
Nadia Pevida ’23, violin 1
Austen Prescott ’23, violin 1
Annabelle Sanders ’23, viola
Thomas Segrera ’23, violin 1
Logan Smith ’22, cello
Taylen Toomer ’23, cello
Jan Trauer ’22, violin 2
Alex Van Lidth ’22, violin 2
Clara Villalba ’22, violin 2
Sophia Wolf ’23 violin 1
Mary Logan Woolsey ’22, cello

Maddy Bagnall '21
Megan Diston '21
Jamie Lockhart '21 
Alex Prio-Touzet '21

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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.