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The Middle School's Alpin Quintet Visits The Village at Northridge

Viewpoint’s Alpin Quintet is fond of the occasional road trip. After performing last February in Long Beach at the annual conference for the National Association of Independent Schools, they recently shared their talents closer to home. Five student musicians entertained the residents of The Village at Northridge with a set of pieces that transported their guests to a concert hall.
Temporarily sidelined due to a broken thumb, violinist Riley P. ’24 introduced the group with Sophia A. ’24 and August Y. ’24 playing violin, Daniyar A. ’24 playing the viola, and Alivia A. ’24 playing the cello. The Quintet started with the first movement of “Simple Symphony” by Benjamin Britten (1933) and “Incantations” by Richard Meyer. Riley P. described the latter as a favorite from their class session on Halloween that brings spooky vibes with a new twist. “With slow and eerie notes starting the piece and soon transforming into a chaotic and frantic theme, this piece is sure to enchant both its audience and performers alike.” The group finished the show with a medley of music from the movie La La Land, which included the popular songs Another Day of Sun and City of Stars, among others. The audience was dancing in their seats to the music and responded with awe and delight at the young musicians in front of them.
 
Riley P. ’24 shared, “The experience was so much fun! I got to bond with my friends and share our music with another community.” Many of the residents in the audience were surprised when Strings Instructor Nick Alvarez told them that the students are Eighth Graders. One woman commented, “They sound like professionals.”
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