Students Perform with Renowned Artists

Three students enjoyed the amazing opportunity of performing with Yo Yo Ma, the world’s most celebrated cellist, and Colin Jacobsen, violinist and composer. Montverde Academy was invited by The Orlando Philharmonic to send three representatives from our MVA String orchestra program – two violinists and one violist. 
Dr. Mongeon and Mr. Claassen selected violinists, Mariana Valderrama Alvarez, freshman, and Arielle Hernandez, sophomore along with violist Allison Fitzgerald, junior, for the tremendous honor of performing with Yo Yo Ma, Colin Jacobsen and Maestro Eric Jacobsen with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.  The students were required to prepare and memorize and perform Garmoshka by Ljova. The ladies participated in three rehearsals held over the last few months to prepare. The performance was held Tuesday, May 8 at the Bob Carr Theater in Orlando.
Congratulations to Mariana, Arielle and Allison for earning the honor!