"A NIGHT AT THE SYMPHONY"
SUNDAY// OCT 27nd @ 5PM
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LW CONDER ELEMENTARY ARTS INTEGRATED MAGNET SCHOOL "SUPER STAR" STRINGS \\
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PRESENTED BY RIVER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
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L.W. Conder Elementary Arts Integrated Magnet School "Super Start" Strings in Columbia, S.C. is home to a unique strings program that has been providing violin group instruction to young children for over ten years.
Currently, over 150 kindergarten-fifth grade students participate in lessons twice a week. In
2012, cello instruction was introduced to third-fifth graders and, last year, the strings program expanded to offer viola and bass lessons to upper elementary students. Conder’s Super StarStrings program was established in 2013 to offer rigorous instruction designed to challenge advanced strings students.
The additional after-school practice sessions required of Super Star Strings participants have yielded 15 to 36 dedicated players each year who thoroughly entertain audiences during performances at school and Richland Two district events, as well as during community presentations.
Super Star Strings students have consistently earned Superior ratings for their solo and small group performances at South Carolina’s prestigious Solo and Ensemble competition. Super Star Strings performing groups have also earned Excellent and Superior ratings from the South Carolina Orchestra Performance Assessment and from the Carowinds Music Festival. Former strings students have matriculated into music programs such as middle school orchestras, the USC Strings Project, Tri-District Arts Consortium, and the SC Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Kayla Harriott is a lyric soprano voice, and a native of Queens, NY where she was accepted to La Guardia High School of Performing Arts in 2007.. Kayla was awarded 1st place with The National Association of Teachers of Singing on the State level and has performed in several shows including the role of “Clara” in the opera “Werther” as well as the title role of Amahl in “Amahl and the Night Visitors.In 2011, she starred in “The Ballad of Baby Doe” in Shorter University’s Opera. In 2012, In Georgia State University’s Opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” where she debuted in her first role as “Amahl”.
Kayla has participated in NATS (The National Association of Teachers of Singers) from 2011-2017 where she has place first in state NATS each year and she recently earned a spot coming in first place for the National NATS competition in March of 2017. Kayla also participated in the statewide "Classical Singers Competition". She advance in the first round of the competition and will be moving further in on to round which will be held in Chicago this coming May. In June, Kayla will be participating in the Harrower Opera Workshop where she will be featured as the cover role for Sister Constance in the opera “The Dialogue of the Carmelites”. Kayla's goal is to become an international opera singer/performer touching the lives of people with her voice and through music
Jordyn Speakman is an Atlanta-native with a special connection to the city that bred her love of all music and people. Jordyn has been playing cello for 18 years, 7 of which were spent in Washington, D.C. where she performed at the Shakespeare Theatre Company of D.C., Washington Ballet, and the Strathmore.
Currently, Jordyn performs and privately teaches locally and nationally with several chamber ensembles and workshops. Jordyn is proud to be making her debut in Columbia, SC with Orchestra Noir!
October 27, 2019 5:00 pm Pre-reception
6:00 pm Orchestra Noir
8:00 pm Maestro's VIP Reception