North Musicians at Carnegie


Some 76 North High School musicians have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, Saturday, April 4, at 8:30 p.m., as part of the Worldstrides Heritage Performance Programs at Carnegie Hall. Steven Keim, Carnegie Hall program coordinator, again extended the invitation for North High musicians to perform. This will be the ninth time since 1997 that the school has been afforded this honor.

North students were chosen for the specially created 2015 Carnegie Hall Symphony Orchestra from John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School after an audition process conducted at the school. This was followed by an arduous rehearsal schedule. Selected students also had to have demonstrated their commitment to North’s music program by a history of excellent attendance (including at after-school rehearsals), punctuality, and performance, combined with attitude and behavior in class.

Pieces to be performed at Carnegie Hall include: Holst’s Jupiter, from “The Planets,” and Franck’s Symphony in D minor. Students will perform under the direction of Joseph Rutkowski, North High music instructor. Assistant conductors will be North Middle Instrumental Teachers Matthew Trinkwald (department head), Jacquelyn Tomlet and North High Student Teacher Patrick Kennedy.Rutkowski_031115A

Concert open-seating tickets, at $85 each, are available through Carnegie Charge at 212-247-7800. For additional information, please contact Rutkowski at

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