Whisked away to Russia!

On Tuesday, December 7th, Dr. Scott McCormick and the Langley Orchestra presented its Russian Winter Dreams concert. Prior to the concert, students dined on potato and beef pirozhkis and enjoyed Russian-themed treats in Langley Hall. Highlights of the concert included performances of music of famous Russian composers including Tchaikovksy, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Shostakovich, introductions by students taking Russian, and a reading and song by Langley’s iconic Russian teacher, Dr. Valentin Cukierman.

The concert recording link has been shared with orchestra families via e-newsletter and will also be made available in Schoology. Please note that only the first hour of the video can be streamed directly from the Dropbox account; to play the entire video including the “Mad Russian Christmas” performance, please be sure to download the file first. The concert program can be downloaded below.

For a fabulous write-up about the concert, please see this week’s Connection Newspapers for an article written by senior Philharmonic violinist Erika Li. Full versions of this week’s Connection Newspapers are linked: McLean and Great Falls.

Photos of the concert can be viewed at langleyorchestra.shutterfly.com. We would appreciate any photos you would be willing to upload to the site to share with our orchestra family!