The NCHS Orchestra 2017 Spring Concert – Twenty Plus Years of Excellence Continues

By Kevin Shannahan

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Natchitoches Central High School’s award winning orchestra presented its Spring Concert at NSU’s Magale Recital Hall Thursday, May 11.  The popular group, led by director Syll Young-Lee Olson, played a variety of classical and popular pieces before a full house of friends, family and local music lovers.

The NCHS orchestra has played at Carnegie Hall, not once, but twice and has also made a European tour that culminated in a concert at Czechoslovakia’s Dvorak Concert Hall, one of the oldest concert halls in Europe. Over the years the orchestra’s young musicians have earned many All-State and a few All-National musical honors. They will be adding to their impressive list of honors this February. The orchestra has been invited to perform at Washington, D.C’s Kennedy Center to play for the President of the United States at The Capitol Orchestra Festival.

The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes the NCHS orchestra a safe journey. We know you’ll continue to make your home parish proud.

The Natchitoches Parish Journal is donating this concert’s photography. Photo protection is off and downloads are enabled. You may download any you wish for free. If you download a photograph, please consider making a donation to the NCHS Orchestra in lieu of payment. 

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