Shanti Concert

The Middle School Shanti concert was held on November 16th in the Theater. This annual event has always proven to be one of the musical highlights of the year and this year did not disappoint. A big thanks to all of our Middle School musicians and, of course, our teachers that led them! Mr. Boyadzhiev with the orchestra, Ms. Boyadzhieva with the choir and Ms. Bolton with the band. We appreciate all of their hard work in working with our students and bringing to life their musical potential.

British Marine Band

On Monday, February 29th we were fortunate to experience a visit from the British Royal Marine Band. The British Royal Marine Band and Corps of Drums were with us on campus, and they worked with a band class and they also performed.

If you would like to check out videos of their visit, you can find them below.
Here is the workshop with students (audio starts at 2:50):
And here is their performance (audio starts at 5:32):

On Friday this week, March 4th, they will be performing with the Indian Navy Band at India Gate.  The concert starts at 6:30pm.  Definitely get there early- it will be another spectacular performance.

James Spinazzola visits AES

We are so fortunate to have the James Spinazzola Quintet (featuring AES’ own talented Sava Boyadzhiev) performing at AES this Friday @ 6pm. James Spinazzola is a professor at Cornell University. This week, he has been working with students in our music program. Check out the pics and videos below.
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And a few pics from the concert:IMG_0011 IMG_0012 IMG_0017

ASIAC Music Fest

AES Middle School musicians traveled to Chennai October 9th and 10th to participate in the ASIAC Music Fest. Reports from teachers and parents with the trip communicated how impressed and proud of the AES students and their great musical contributions.
You can watch the concert by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4W_puf3fHY
Check out some photos from the trip:
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AMIS Honor Choir & Orchestra

Choir Participants:  Sam Scheutz, Neha Bandhari, Da Yeon Roo, Youngseo Kim, Seobin Lee, Seoyoung Lee, JiHyo Kim
AMIS Honor Orchestra Participants
Shawn Lee, Nicholas Loh
Shout outs to:
Nicolas Pavlos, Shabana Khan, Mira Boyadzhieva, Christine Matovich and Carmen Pohl (awesome tour guide) and Ms. Coyle and Mr. Johnson for their approval

AMIS Orchestra

AMIS Honor Orchestra at the American School the Hague
Shawn Lee and Nicholas Loh are representing AES at the AMIS honor school orchestra at ASH. Enjoy the video of Nicholas and Shawn in rehearsal.
Check out this great video from one of their rehearsals!

Choir Trip to Austria
Wow, what an amazing day!!  Kids enjoyed a tour of the Vienna Boys Choir home and garden, participated in an experience like none other through workshops, singing and having a mini performance (all videos forthcoming), followed by an invitation to watch a dress rehearsal of a children’s opera with members of the choir and so much more!
Until we can provide the videos, here are some pictures to get started.
All kids are well. Tomorrow, Salzburg-Mozart’s house tour followed by workshops with the Bach Choir and the Salzburg Camerata.
AES in workshop with WSK At the entrance to the WSK

ASIAC Music Festival

Last week, AES hosted the ASIAC Music Festival, where around 100 of our middle school musicians participated, along with students from Chennai and Bombay. It was a great opportunity for learning, celebrating and creating beautiful music together. Thank you to Ms. Boyadzhieva, Ms. Bolton, and Ms. Matovich, as well as Mr. Zigmund, for a wonderful, music-filled weekend!