A Valentine's Day Concert

Presented by TWHS Orchestra

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Hello and Welcome to our St. Valentine's Day Concert. First let me apologize for the delay in posting this concert, but as we have all been cold and shivering in the dark over the last few days, I'm sure that you all will forgive the delay. This concert has truly been the hardest concert I have ever had to produce, so many challenges have popped up that could have derailed this concert, from having to record it, to losing our initial recording dates in the auditorium, to my computer crashing as I am editing, thank God for I-Cloud backups, to me losing power and internet as I am trying to upload the videos. Who knew that we would be dealing with unprecedented winter weather in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic, when it snows it blizzards I guess. However, despite all the setbacks, it truly warms my heart to see and hear all the hard work and perseverance that the students put into making this concert happen. I am so proud of all the work they put into this event in just the few short weeks we have had since coming back from Winter Break. I hope you will forgive us any slight flaws you might hear, and join me in enjoying and being tremendously proud of all our student musicians. Now please sit back, relax, and enjoy our Valentine's Day Concert, and may the beautiful music of our students bring joy, love, and gladness to your hearts.

An American in Paris

For our opening number, TWHS Chamber and Concert Orchestras would like to transport you to that most romantic of cities, the City of Lights, Paris. Please enjoy highlights from George Gershwin's An American in Paris, arranged by Jerry Brubaker
An American in Paris

'80s Soundtrax

For our next number join Symphony Orchestra for a trip down memory lane, back to that most romantic of decades, the 80's. Please enjoy 3 classic love songs: Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship, Words Get in the Way by Gloria Estefan, and If I Could Turn Back Time by the one and only Cher, arranged by Patrick Roszell.
'80s Soundtrax

A Tribute to Elvis

Now please join Concert and Chamber as we continue our journey down memory lane, and pay homage to the King of Rock and Roll and love songs: ELVIS! Here is a Tribute to Elvis arranged by Ted Ricketts.
Tribute to Elvis

Fields of Gold

Symphony Orchestra would also like to pay tribute to a classic crooner of love songs: Sting. Here is Fields of Gold arranged by Larry Moore
fields of gold

Love Theme from Crazy Rich Asians

This next songs celebrates the love and devotion of a parent for a child. Please enjoy the Love Theme from the Movie Crazy Rich Asians, written by Brian Taylor and arranged by Victor Lopez, presented by TWHS Concert and Chamber Orchestras.
Love Theme from Crazy Rich Asians

City of Stars from La La Land

Please now join Concert and Chamber Orchestra on a journey to that magical land of dreams, and warm sunshine Los Angeles, California. Here is City of Stars written by Justin Hurwitz and arranged by James Kazik.
City of Stars

My Heart Will Go On from Titanic

No Valentine's Day Concert would be complete without a rendition of that 90's classic love song My Heart Will Go On, written by James Horner and arranged by Larry Moore.
My heart will go on


Valentines Day can bring out heartache for some, yet without the valley of sorrow, we would not know how tall the mountain of joy is. Please enjoy this heart wrenching song written by Adele Adkins and Greg Kurstin arranged by Larry Moore performed by Symphony Orchestra.

My Funny Valentine

Now join Chamber Orchestra for a rendition of the classic love song My Funny Valentine written by the king of romantic songs Richard Rogers with Lorenz Hart arranged by Jeffrey Turner.
My Funny Valentine

Tonight from West Side Story

Concert and Chamber Orchestra now present a song celebrating Love at First Sight. Here is Tonight from Leonard Bernstein's and Stephen Soundheim's classic, romantic, and tragic musical West Side Story, arranged by Robert Longfield.
Tonight from Westside Stroy

Waltz from Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings

The Waltz is one of the most celebrated and romantic dance forms from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Please join Chamber Orchestra as they present a Waltz from the Serenade for Strings from one of most celebrated Romantic Masters of Classical Music, Tchaikovsky.

I Will Always Love You

Most people may know this song from Whitney Houston's amazing romantic version of the 90's; however, Dolly Parton wrote this song back in the 70's in Tribute to Porter Wagoner as she was leaving his Television Show to start her solo career. He was the first person to give her a break in show business, and for that she has been forever grateful. I am so thankful for all the opportunities that this job, community, and all of my students have given me. So in the vein that this song was written in, to each and everyone of my students this song goes out to you. Please enjoy this classic song arranged by Robert Longfield.
I Will Always Love You

Themes from Romeo and Juliet

For our Grand Finale Concert and Chamber Orchestras present highlights from one of the most romantic pieces, by one of the most romantic composers, about one of the most romantic pieces of literature ever written. Please enjoy themes from Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture arranged by Carrie Lane Gruselle.
Romeo and Juliet

TWHS Orchestra Directors