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2018-09-12 / Front Page

Clarence High senior to perform in national orchestra


Daniel Korte Daniel Korte Clarence High School senior and bassoonist Daniel Korte recently earned the right to perform with the National Association for Music Education’s 2018 All-National Honor Ensembles.

Korte, a member of the Clarence High School Wind Ensemble, will perform Nov. 25-28 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, as the principal bassoonist in the symphony orchestra. The concert begins at 10 a.m. Nov. 28, in the ballroom at Disney Coronado Springs Resort.

The All-National Honor Ensembles’ performers represent collaboration and creativity in musical form. The ensembles consist of a jazz element, mixed choir, guitar ensemble (new this year), symphony orchestra and concert band. Students were chosen through an audition process.

The jazz ensemble will have 20 instrumentalists, the mixed choir 240 vocalists, the guitar ensemble 47 guitarists, the symphony orchestra 122 instrumentalists and the concert band 121 instrumentalists. Eligible students have qualified for their state-level honor ensemble program and competed against top students for a spot in these national honor ensembles.

Selected students will rehearse a challenging repertoire in preparation for performing under the baton of five of the most prominent conductors in the United States, including Todd Stoll (jazz ensemble), Amanda Quist (mixed choir), Michael Quantz (guitar ensemble), Jean Montès (symphony orchestra) and Dennis Glocke (concert band).

All conductors have received top honors in their field and will spend several days rehearsing with students before the concert.

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