Garfield Orchestra Goes to the Movies!

Artwork by Annika L.

Movie Music Madness! Join the Garfield Orchestra and hear some of your favorite movie tunes in the annual Pops concert. Music from Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen and Harry Potter will be performed by the talented Garfield students. Come early and enjoy bahn mi sandwiches and bake sale treats.

Winter Combined Concert! Thursday, December 20th

Join the Garfield Orchestra, Band and Choir for the annual Winter Concert next Thursday at 7 PM in the Quincy Jones Auditorium.

Orchestra highlights include some holiday favorites; The Bacchanale from Samson & Delilah; a world premiere arrangement by one of our Garfield Orchestra students of Das Geisterschiff, and a timpani concerto.

A great evening of music!

Following tradition, there will be a bake sale prior and during the concert. These bake sales are an important part of FOGO and we love getting donations from families. Please sign up to bring treats and/or help out at the bake sale here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084ea9ab2aa13-bake

The concert starts at 7 PM, but plan to come early and listen to some chamber music and enjoy a Bahn Mi sandwich and a baked treat. Out of respect to our student performers, please be very quiet if you arrive after the concert has started.

Fall Concert! Thursday, October 18th

Next Thursday, October 18th is the first concert of the year. The students have been working very hard and it should be a great program. A sneak peek at what you will hear is as follows:

Freshman Orchestra: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Divertimento in F: a light-hearted amusement made seriously challenging by its pristine harmonies.

Concert Orchestra: Camille Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre: a tone poem telling the story of Death waking on Halloween to play his fiddle for dancing skeletons on the one night of the year that they emerge from their graves.

Symphony Orchestra: Antonin Dvorak, Symphony No. 9 “New World”: inspired by Dvorak’s time in America – a melding of the best of European orchestral writing with rhythmic and melodic inspiration from a new land.

Following tradition, there will be a bake sale prior and during the concert. These bake sales are an important part of FOGO and we love getting donations from families. Please sign up to bring treats and/or help out at the bake sale here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084ea9ab2aa13-bake

The concert starts at 7 PM, but plan to come early and listen to some chamber music and enjoy a Bahn Mi sandwich and a baked treat. Out of respect to our student performers, please be very quiet if you arrive after the concert has started.