Eight PHS Musicians Accepted into Senior District Orchestra
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Eight Pittsfield High School orchestra students have been accepted into the Western Massachusetts Senior District Orchestra - with four of those students having high enough scores to receive an All-State recommendation.
PHS orchestra students will perform in Western District Symphony orchestra in January at UMass Amherst Performing Arts Center with other students in Western Massachusetts who were accepted through auditions.
Students with All State recommendations will audition at the state level at Shrewsbury High school on Saturday, Jan. 25, for a chance to perform at Symphony Hall in Boston in March.
The students are: Gerdlie Jean-Louis, principal of viola section, All State; Gerdrose Jean-Louis, cello; Heather Cruz, cello; Joseph Weinberg, bass assistant principal, All State; Nathan Cracolici, assistant principal of viola section, All State; Lilli Ouilette, violin, All State; Katarina Livermore, violin; and Leila Paredes, violin.