Liberty High School

Liberty Symphony Orchestra to Perform at International Convention

Nov 17, 2015

2015 Liberty Orchestra

The Liberty High School Symphony Orchestra, comprised of students from the Camerata Orchestra and Wind Symphony, was selected to perform at The Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago on Wednesday, December 16.

Students will perform a 10:45 a.m. concert for international musicians and music educators during the clinic, which is one of the largest conventions for music education.

Performing ensembles from all over the world submit recordings in hopes of being invited to perform at the clinic. Only three full symphony orchestras are selected.

It is the first time a full orchestra from Frisco ISD has been chosen. It is a tremendous honor for the students involved and an incredible recognition of their talents.

The Liberty Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Julie Blackstock and Jamie Weaver, submitted a recording of two of their UIL selections in March 2015.

Rarely has a group been selected the first year they enter the process, which was the case here. Usually it takes several submissions before being selected.

Parents, students and community members are invited to attend a local preview concert before the performance in Chicago. It will be held Wednesday, December 9 at 7 p.m. at the Allen Performing Arts Center, 300 Rivercrest Boulevard in Allen. 

Only 45 minutes in length, the concert will feature works by Percy Faith, Michael Markowski, Antonin Dvorak, Leonard Bernstein and Edward Elgar. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

The Midwest Clinic exists for educational purposes exclusively; to raise the standards of music education; to develop new teaching techniques; to disseminate to school music teachers, directors and supervisors and others interested in music education, information to assist in their professional work; to examine, analyze and appraise literature dealing with music; to hold clinics, lectures and demonstrations for the betterment of music education; and in general to assist teachers and others interested in music education in better pursuing their profession.