Guitar players take the stage for the annual spring concert
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Filling the Theater with catchy tunes, the Heritage guitar players serenaded the audience with sweet music Wednesday evening.
The show opened with three upbeat pieces including “Lady Madonna” by the Beatles played by the Guitar IV class. The high energy of those pieces set the tone for the rest of the performance.
The junior high intermediate class played a series of tunes combined into one number called “Ainsty Suite” by Andrew Forrest. Guitar II then took the audience on a trip to Asia with two folk songs from China and Japan. The junior high guitarists played another Beatles’ tune, “Yesterday,” as well as the familiar Latin song, “La Comparsita,” by Matos Rodriguez.
Guitar VI slowed down the pace of the concert by playing three, soothing songs. The last class to play was Guitar VIII, which strung songs that could be danced to including a tango piece. Stringing several dance songs, including a tango, together, the Guitar VIII students closed the concert.
After the classes performed, seniors Sabrina Bishamber and Brandon Castillo joined juniors Kevin Pollack and Jeremy Ramanathan in a quartet to play “Ponteio.” The musicians added a nice touch to the overall concert with their performance.
Guitar instructor Mr. Jorge Bronca brought his classes together to play one final piece composed by Queen titled, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The finale featured freshman Eduardo Giralt as a soloist on the electrical guitar.
The guitar students enjoyed impressing the crowd. “The concert taught us performance skills and it was nice to show what we learned all year,” junior Christopher Hermens said.