Play video above to watch the Upper School chorus perform "Rollin' on the Ohio" at a reception this spring.
Ninety-one Browning performers ranging from Pre-primary to Form II musicians were presented in May during this year’s annual Browning School Spring Recital series. Lucy Warner, Lower School music specialist, explained that the boys’ parents and other family members attended and enjoyed hearing a broad range of instruments, including piano, violin, cello, guitar and saxophone.
During a Lower School Assembly in May, Ms. Warner asked questions of the boys in the audience about George Gershwin as they concluded their study of him as part of the Composer of the Month series. Their knowledge was impressive! A surprise musical performance on piano of Gershwin’s “Prelude No. 1” by a Form I boy followed, resounding throughout the Lower Gym and resulting in a standing ovation.
During the final Parents Association meeting of the school year, both the Upper School Chorus under the direction of David Prestigiacomo and the Ovation Orchestra under the direction of Jonathan Ragonese performed, much to the delight of all those parents in attendance. Music in all its many forms is alive and well among the youngest to the oldest boys in Browning’s student body. Bravo!