Pomp and Circumstance! The Montclair Orchestra Celebrates Graduating Class of 2020 (VIDEO)

With the pandemic lockdown impacting many graduation ceremonies worldwide, The Montclair Orchestra under the direction of Music Director David Chan, recorded a virtual performance of the piece synonymous with graduation, Pomp and Circumstance (Elgar: March 1, Op. 39). The virtual performance was recorded by the students and professional mentors in their own homes over 9 states (New Jersey, New York, Florida, Utah, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Tennessee) and one as far as Seoul, South Korea!

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

The Montclair Orchestra is a unique training orchestra that offers fellowship playing opportunities to students at some of the most recognizable music schools in the world, including The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Cali School of Music, and Mason-Gross School for the Arts. Playing alongside the Student Fellows are Professional Mentors, including some of the world’s best orchestral musicians. Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St Luke’s, and other NYC-area ensembles provide an unforgettable experience for both musicians and audience.

As the COVID-19 lockdown continues, The Montclair Orchestra is asking supporters to consider making a contribution to their 50/50 Relief Appeal, meaning that 50% of the contributions will go directly towards relief for professional musicians, and the balance will help The Montclair Orchestra with preparing for their future season when the music can sound again.

Donations can be given online at montclairorchestra.org, or by calling (973) 435-2906.

David Chan, Conductor (Location: Closter, NJ)

Yevgeny Faniuk, Flute Pro Freelance (Location: New York, NY)
Lauren Scanio, Flute/Picc Student at Juilliard (Location: New York, NY)
John Upton, Oboe Pro Freelance (Location: Naples, FL)

Innhyuck Cho,Clarinet Metropolitan Opera (Location: Seoul, Korea)
Sasha Enegren, Bassoon Pro Freelance (Location: Orlando, FL)

Cort Roberts, Horn Student at Juilliard (Location: New York, NY)

Michelle Baker, Horn Metropolitan Opera Alumni (Location: Woodland Park, NJ)

Gaby Pho, Horn Student at Juilliard (Location: Saratoga Springs, UT)

Ryan Williamson, Horn Student at Juilliard (Location: Chicago, IL)

David Krauss, Trumpet Metropolitan Opera (Location: West Stockbridge, MA)

Olivia Pidi, Trumpet Student at Manhattan School of Music (Location: Dumont, NJ)

Nicole Abissi, Trombone Pro Freelance (Location: Phoenixville, PA)

Julie Dombroski, Trombone Student at Manhattan School of Music (Location: New York, NY)

Ehren Valmé, Trombone Student at Juilliard (Location: Burlington, NJ)

Deandre Desir, Tuba Student at Juilliard (Location: New York, NY)

Mariko Anraku, Harp Metropolitan Opera (Location: New York, NY)

Taylor Goodson, Timpani Pro Freelance (Location: Nutley, NJ)

Barry Centanni, Percussion Pro Freelance (Location: Haworth, NJ)

John Leister, Percussion (Location: New Providence, NJ)

Jeehae Lee, Violin Metropolitan Opera (Location: Ridgewood, NJ)

Angela Wee, Violin Student at Juilliard (Location: Syosset, NY)

Katherine Gilger, Violin Student at Mannes (Location: Chattanooga, TN)

Letian Cheng, Violin Student at Mannes (Location: New York, NY)

Tristan Siegel, Violin Student (Location: Tenafly, NJ)

Quan Yuan, Violin Metropolitan Opera (Location: New York, NY)

Qianwen Shen, Violin Metropolitan Opera (Location: New York, NY)

Julia Choi, Violin Metropolitan Opera (Location: Paramus, NJ)

Rebecca Harris Lee, Violin Pro Freelance (Location: Montclair, NJ)

Aurora Mendez, Violin Student Manhattan School of Music (Location: Bloomfield, NJ)

Tristan Aniceto, Violin Student NYU (Location: Clifton, NJ)

Dov Scheindlin, Violist Metropolitan Opera (Location: New York, NY)

Vivek Kamath, Violist New York Philharmonic (Location: Leonia, NJ)

Jordan Fusco, Pro Freelance (Location: West Orange, NJ)
Devin Moore, Viola Student at Juilliard (Location: Pittsburgh, PA)

Jiawei Yan, Viola Student at NYU (Location: Hartford, CT)
Julia Bruskin, Cello Metropolitan Opera (Location: New York, NY)

Mariko Wyrick, Cello Pro Freelance (Location: New York, NY)
Isaiah Pennington, Cello Student at Mannes (Location: Chattanooga, TN)
Noah Krauss, Cello Student at Juilliard (Location: West Stockbridge, MA)
Brendan Kane, Bass Metropolitan Opera (Location: New York, NY)
Dan Krekeler, Bass Metropolitan Opera (Location: Leonia, NJ)

Zachary Marzulli, Bass Student at Juilliard (Location: Montclair, NJ)

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