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Orchestra at LZMSN
The orchestra program at Lake Zurich Middle School North offers students an opportunity for personal growth and enrichment through the study of orchestral music literature, string performance, and music history. The curriculum will emphasize proper performance technique, study of music literature and history, and the exploration of musical expression through performance, composition, and improvisation. Students explore technology in music through amplification, effects processing, recording, and much more.
students strive to convey the composer's intent
students work to refine tone, phrasing, intonation, rhythm, articulation, dynamics, balance, and blend
students collaborate with peers towards a common goal
students have a unique experience in music, unlike any other subject taught in school, music educates feeling
Ensembles & Director
Mr. Riley Broach
On Wednesday, January 8, the orchestras welcomed Mr. Bruno Silva to our classroom. Mr. Silva performed on Violin & Viola and talked to us about how to practice efficiently and without stress. His performance and thoughts that he shared were both engaging and left an impression on the students. In addition to performing Bach’s “Cello Read more about Mr. Silva Visits Orchestra[…]
We did it! We reached our fundraising goal by raising a total of $2,280! Thank you to the many donors who continue to make awesome opportunities possible for our orchestra. If you donated and haven’t selected your gift(s) yet, please do so at Google Form: Select my Gifts. Maestro Circle ($100 or more)Broderson FamilyFu FamilyLibby Read more about We Topped Our Pledge Drive Goal![…]
In School Visitors In the past few weeks, the orchestra has welcomed two visitors to our classroom. These visitors performed for us as well as told us about their musical journey. Students got a glimpse of the possibilities of musical careers and varied styles of music. Aniruddha Mukherjee Mr. Aniruddha “Ani” Mukherjee, visited the Chamber Read more about Newsletter (Nov 2019)[…]
Upcoming Events If you haven’t already, download the Orchestra Master Calendar for all Orchestra events. Please add these dates to your family calendar. DATE EVENT NOTES Thursday, Oct 24 Orchestra Concert Our first concert of the year! 7 PM @ MSN Cafeteria. Dress up in a Halloween Costume! Saturday, Nov 2 ILMEA Festival Congratulations to Sienna Read more about Newsletter (October 2019)[…]
Welcome! Welcome to a new year in Orchestra! The school year has begun and we’re going to have a great time in orchestra! I am excited about the opportunity to experience a wide variety of music with the students through the many activities we have planned. Orchestra at Middle School North is a unique experience in which its members Read more about Welcome Newsletter (August 2019)[…]
With only a few days left in school, the members of the Intermezzo Orchestra (6th graders) decided to record three of their favorite tunes from the year. We pulled out music all the way back from our October concert, brushed it up, and made some recordings! Check them out below…
Thank you 8th graders for a great three years of orchestra here at MSN! You were one of the most hard-working classes I have known. Good luck to you as you move on to high school and beyond! I hope music remains a cherished part of your life wherever life takes you! Not Pictured: Adrian, Read more about Good Luck 8th Graders![…]
On Wednesday, May 30th, the Chamber Orchestra had the distinct pleasure of performing for a third time under the baton of Maestro Lyra and her Assistant Hilde Broachdóttir. The orchestra played magnificently under their leadership. The orchestra performed four of Lyra’s favorite songs. Row, Row, Row Your Boat Over the Rainbow Twinkle, Twinkle Lyra Star Read more about Maestro Lyra & Assistant Hilde Conduct the Orchestra[…]
Where do Composers Start? Over the past couple of weeks, Intermezzo Orchestra students (6th graders) have been trying their hands at creating an original composition. It all started with the question: Where do composers start? We came to the conclusion that composers “simply mess around on their instrument to come up with a short musical Read more about A Crash Course in Composing[…]
The following article is found in its original form at https://theviper.org/2019/05/14/doing-all-the-days-with-lzork-spring-2019/ LZOrk Spring Concert: Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. | Lake Zurich Middle School North | 95 Hubbard Lane, Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047 | (847) 719-3600 For the fourth year running — they haven’t caught me yet! — The Viper has sprung the Spring as Read more about Doing All the Days with LZOrk[…]