The music season at Western Reserve Academy will come to a beautiful conclusion this Friday, May 13, at our Spring Concert, starring The Academic Choir, Academy String Orchestra, Symphonic Winds and Jazz Band. All are welcome to join us for this free performance which will begin at 7 p.m. in the Chapel with the choir and string orchestra performing Franz Schubert's "Mass No. 2 in G Major."
Selected by Fine & Performing Arts Department faculty member Midge Karam '79, the composition was penned by Schubert when he was only 18 years old, the same age as many of our student-musicians whose last performance before graduation will be Friday. What a fitting tribute and beautiful salute to our marvelous, departing performers.
The audience and musicians will then head to the Knight Fine Arts Center for a performance of Cole Porter's "Night and Day," played by the Jazz Band, and Claude Debussy's "Girl with the Flaxen Hair," played by the Symphonic Winds. Both pieces were chosen and will be conducted by Fine & Performing Arts Department faculty member Ed Leonard.
On Friday, campus will be abuzz with a multitude of honored guests and celebration: Our WRA Board of Visitors will be on campus, as well as members of the Class of 1966, who will be coming home for a mini Reunion Weekend. We also celebrate College T-Shirt Day, where the members of our Class of 2022 don the school colors and attire of their next alma mater. This is all to say that our Spring Concert could not have been planned for a better day! It's a perfect opportunity to come together as a community, to applaud the performers, to relive memories of concerts from WRA's past, or just to simply enjoy an evening of beautiful music.
Break a leg, Pioneers!