John Jay High School’s Symphonic Orchestra treated students during period three lunch with a Halloween performance of “Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saëns. The French piece takes its inspiration from the medieval legend that death plays his violin every year at midnight on Halloween and all the ghosts rise up and dance.
The performance was prepared and conducted by orchestra teacher Elissa Leventhal and included freshmen through seniors on strings and woodwinds.
“The orchestra has truly impressed me with their fantastic work on ‘Danse Macabre’ in such a short time,” said Leventhal. “It’s been a pleasure working with these young musicians and I’m looking forward to sharing their talents again through performances in the near future.”
Other Katonah-Lewisboro School District festivities included Team Supreme’s Costume Contest at John Jay Middle School, Black and Orange Day featuring math and science activities for first graders at Katonah Elementary School, Pumpkin Math for second graders at Meadow Pond Elementary School, and a Kindergarten Halloween Parade at Increase Miller Elementary School.