Feb. 8, 2018 -- Corinne Nicol is one of three senior musicians selected to perform solos this year. She will play Mozart’s Concerto No. 2 in D for Flute & Orchestra with the Heights Symphony on February 16, 7:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.
“This piece is special to me, I feel a connection to it,” said Corinne.
“It sounds like the flute is singing in this piece. And, Mozart can be tricky, the music might look easy, but he is all about precision and that is challenging and interesting.”
She also plays piano violin, harp, saxophone, guitar and accordion.
Corinne is a member of the Heights High Symphony, Marching Band and Jazz Band.
Outside of school she plays with the Cleveland Contemporary Youth Orchestra. She earned several awards for Excellent Musicianship from the Lakeland Jazz Festival.
“I have had a great experience in the IMD,” she said. “I am especially grateful for Mr. Ammon for introducing me to jazz, and making me love it!”
Next year she will take a gap year, a year off from school to improve her musicianship. The following year she plans to study music education at a school in Canada.
“When I play music, I am my true self,” she said. “I want to help others find themselves by playing music.”
Also performing at the February 16 concert are Symphonic Winds and the Heights Symphony will perform several pieces in addition to playing with Corrine.
On February 14, 7:30 p.m., the Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Concert Band will perform.
Prior to both concerts, students will play in ensembles in the Mini-Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
On April 27, Senior Soloists Eva Bamnakidis and Matthew Fields will perform.
Ben Ammon, Brett Baker and Dan Heim are the Instrumental Music Directors.