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Madison High School Plays Carnegie Hall March 13


MADISON, NJ - The Madison High School Orchestra will perform in the National Youth Concert at Carnegie Hall on Monday, March 13 at 7:00 PM. The orchestra was selected by audition among other groups from around the country. They are one of four ensembles to perform in the concert. Ensembles from as far away as Texas and Florida have also been selected for this prestigious honor. 

"Being accepted to perform in the National Youth Concert at Carnegie Hall is a great honor and achievement for the high school orchestra and for the music department,”said  Silvestri. "Long renowned as the greatest classical music hall in the country, we are going to try to honor the great musicians, composers and conductors that have graced the stage at Carnegie Hall.”

Silvestri said that the high school’s performance will feature Mozart, American composer Robert Washburn, Tchaikovsky and Brahms. The orchestra students will get a sense of what it would feel like to be a professional orchestral musician as they will perform a sound check and then a full concert program on the world-renowned stage. The students will also have a group picture taken on the stage, a professional recording made of their performance and receive an award presentation. This will be the first time that any ensemble from Madison High School will perform at Carnegie Hall

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"We are thrilled that our high school orchestra has been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall,” said Stacy Snider, Madison schools’ supervisor of visual and performing arts and world language. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our young musicians to play on one of the world's most famous stages.”

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at Carnegie Hall’s ticket site,  at the door, or by contacting Madison High School orchestra director Michael Silvestri at

At its fall grants meeting, Madison Music & Arts voted to support the orchestra trip with a $2,000 grant.  In addition, the orchestra continues to sell magnets for $10.  Click here to buy a magnet:


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