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HHS virtuosos perform in Twin Cities Greater Youth Symphony

May 19, 2017

Every Tuesday night at 7:00 pm, a group of young, dedicated instrumentalists meets at the Historic Hamm Building in St. Paul for the Twin Cities Greater Youth Symphony rehearsal.

Here at HHS, five students who participate in the prestigious Youth Symphony; Emily Beard, Lia Harel and Isaac Gottlieb, sophomores, and Max Clifford and Leighton Tuenge, juniors.

The orchestra is composed of students from ages 8-18, all with the same passion to play in a pre-professional symphony.

The Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony organization has a variety of different orchestras for all ages and levels of play for students that orchestra performs concerts about five times a year. Many of the students who are a part of the symphony here at HHS, are in Philharmonic. 

“I think that the fact that everyone is so dedicated to the music and it just sounds so amazing when everyone tries their best,” Harel said.

Gotlieb plays a difficult, unique instrument called the bassoon. He has only been playing for approximately two years, and at the time of his audition for the Symphony, he had only played bassoon for a few months.

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