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A great night for US strings

Ransom Everglades upper school strings students showed off their tremendous progress under director Scott O'Donnell in their first live, in-person concert in nearly two years and the first ever at the new Posner Lecture Hall in the Fernandez STEM center. Students who have trained under O'Donnell since his arrival to the upper school in fall 2019 performed pieces from classic and modern composers – including three of O'Donnell's own works. 

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The school's String Orchestra led off the November 9 Upper School Strings Concert with the theme from Games of Thrones, and the RE String Quartet – Violet Martin 24, Eva Gonzalez ’22, Theodore Ma ’23 and Mary Logan Woolsey ’22 – performed "String Quartet No. 1 in B Major" by Franz Joseph Haydn. The night concluded with five pieces by the 17-member Advanced Chamber Orchestra, including O'Donnell's "Bliss."

String Orchestra
Mollie Forand ’22, Violin 1
Dadly Leon ’23, Violin 1
Jan Trauer ’22, Violin 2
Nate Kaplan ’24, Violin 2
Sander Joeveer ’24, Viola
Felix Rodriguez ’24, Cello
Mikey Day ’25, Cello
Anu Tewari ’25, Cello
Liam Malik ’24, Bass
RE String Quartet
Violet Martin ’24, Violin 1
Eva Gonzalez ’22, Violin 2
Theodore Ma ’23, Viola
Mary Logan Woolsey ’22, Cello
Advanced Chamber Ensemble
Violet Martin ’24, Violin 1 
Eva Gonzalez-Whitehouse ’22, Violin 1
Gabriel Mora ’22, Violin 1
Evelyn Yu ’24, Violin 2
Sirja Joeveer ’25, Viola 2
Sofia Wolf ’23, Violin 2
Carlos del Canal Fernandez ’25, Violin 2                      
Arjun Badwal ’23, Violin 2
Keedy Brown ’24, Viola
Theodore Ma ’23, Viola
Joseph Moskovitz ’22, Viola
Annabelle Sanders ’23, Viola 
Antonia Awad ’23, Viola
Mary Logan Woolsey ’22, Cello
Chrissy Francis ’22, Cello
Mihir Pabby ’22, Cello
Taylen Toomer ’23, Cello
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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.