21 Oct David Zinman
David Zinman (M&A ’53S) received the prestigious Echo Klassik award for his achievements over two decades conducting the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. During his time the orchestra developed into one of the world’s finest. Read more. Congratulations!
16 Oct National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
We are happy to announce that two LaGuardia students have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists: Calvin L. Schwartzberg and Austin J. Zambito-Valente.
The National Merit Scholarships Program honors students who show exceptional academic ability and potential success in rigorous college studies. These seniors will go on to compete for National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring.
07 Oct Calling All PA Musicians!
Calling All PA Musicians!
Debra Aponte, PA ’75 is the Administrative Assistant for the New York Session Symphony and would like to invite the alumni of PA to join their orchestra. The orchestra was founded in October 2014, and currently rehearses at the Rose Building at Lincoln Center.
NYSS is planning six concerts for the academic year, the first of which will take place on November 7, 2015, and will feature Mr. Anthony Newman, renowned pianist and organist, as well as Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn and Max Bruch’s Kol Nidre, with cello soloist. Due to the close proximity of this concert, new orchestra members may only perform on November 7 at the discretion of the conductor.
There are openings for the following instruments: French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion, Harp, and all strings.
Prospective members can contact NYSS here. Alternatively they can email the conductor at email@example.com, with a description of their current instrumental skills and experience. New York Session Symphony’s official website is: www.sessionsymphony.org or www.benjaminniemczyk.com/sessionsymphony.
15 Sep Happy Birthday to Mildred Landecker!
Happy Birthday to Mildred Landecker!
Mildred Landecker, a beloved music teacher at the High School of Music & Art, recently celebrated her 102nd Birthday! Happy Birthday from the A&F Family!!!
Watch a video of Mildred playing Happy Birthday on piano here. Photo courtesy of Mildred Landecker..