Clarke Quartet Performs in Young Musicians Concert

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The saxophone quartet at W.T. Clarke High School were selected to perform in the fourth annual Long Island Regional Young Musicians Concert. The event was held on Feb. 11 at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post.

The foursome, made up of seniors Kira Gruber, Brendan Mark and Christopher Johnson, as well as junior Toby Sison, auditioned for the concert via a video recording and were thrilled at the announcement. “I’m so excited to be selected to perform,” said Kira. “We’ve been working on this piece together for about three years.”

The students have worked diligently, some since middle school, under the direction of music instructor David Fletcher. “It’s been a wonderful seven-year journey with these students, watching them grow as people and musicians,” Mr. Fletcher said.

The Young Musicians Concert is produced by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and provides an opportunity for advanced high school instrumentalists to perform in a professionally produced concert. The district commends these students on their dedication and hard work.