Orchestra Musicians Make Connections at “Nutcracker”

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A day after performing Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” at their Dec. 10 winter concert, East Islip High School musicians from the school’s honors symphony orchestra caught a performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet at New York City’s Lincoln Center. The field trip allowed the students to hear the music that they had studied, performed by professionals in a beautiful theater.

“It was such a wonderful opportunity for our students to make connections in meaningful ways and allowed them to authenticate their work as musicians and performers,” said Dr. Robert J. Wottawa II, East Islip’s director of art, ENL, music and world languages.