Zephyrus

EHS Concert Orchestra to Host “Coacello” Concert

courtesy of Edina Orchestra

courtesy of Edina Orchestra

Jenna Simon, online editor-in-chief

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






This Friday, May 4, at 7:30 PM, the Edina Concert Orchestra (ECO) will put on its first ever “Coacello” concert. The new musical event will showcase the orchestra in a casual outdoor setting and give its members a chance to show off their talents in the form of instrumental arrangements of popular songs.

“We wanted something that would target younger audiences,” ECO Leadership Council Member Madeleine Kellick said. “Band has POPS and choir has Current Jam and Happenings which are really cool, good productions, and we want to show that orchestra can do that too,” ECO Leadership Council President Sarah Collier said.

Planning for Coacello first began at the end of the 2016-17 school year. “We started really broad and just threw out ideas and tried to figure out what we were really looking for and what we wanted to get out of the concert,” ECO Leadership Council Member Gillian Northrup said. Since then, the Council has worked hard figuring out the final details necessary to execute the concert, including making posters, choosing set lists, and receiving the necessary permits from the city to perform music late at night. “At a minimum, in person, we probably meet once a week during lunch times to work on stuff, except for now we’re meeting about every single day to really finalize details,” ECO Director Nick Gaudette said.

When planning Coacello, orchestra members were able to tailor the concert to highlight their own strengths and personalities while performing. Most students volunteered for the different roles they play throughout the concert. “The groups that are performing are performing songs that they know they’re good at, and I think it highlights everyone’s best,” Kellick said.

The concert is meant to attract people who would not normally attend an orchestra concert. “It will allow people in the community to come and stop by and see what orchestra’s all about instead of having to come to a two-hour performance,” Collier said. In addition to one or two traditional full orchestra pieces, Coacello will feature small ensembles playing rock and contemporary music. Some highlights of the concert will include the “Stairway to Heaven” arrangement for cellos, the EHS Jazz Combo, and a performance by Atomic Cafe, a student band, with backup from Concert Orchestra string players.

Coacello will be held outside of Edina High School near Door 5. Tickets can be purchased in the cafeteria this week during all lunch periods.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the Writer
Jenna Simon, online editor-in-chief
It’s no secret that Zephyrus Online Editor in Chief Jenna Simon is horribly inept. Her favorite hobbies include regularly falling for predictable pranks and accidentally damaging the newly renovated high school. Her motto is “drive like Jenna, but don’t park like Jenna,” as she drives an average of 10mph below the limit and has been...
Leave a Comment

Zephyrus welcomes and encourages our readers to engage in our content through substantive, respectful exchanges. To ensure our comments meet these standards, Zephyrus reviews all comments before publication and does not allow comments which contain profanity, vulgarity, racial slurs, or personal attacks, or which are uncivil and off topic. Any comments that violate these standards will be removed. Removed comments may be reconsidered for publication if they are rephrased according to the Terms of Use.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • EHS Concert Orchestra to Host “Coacello” Concert

    Culture

    Come Jam at EHS Concert Choir’s Current Jam

  • EHS Concert Orchestra to Host “Coacello” Concert

    Culture

    Edina Volunteers Begin Planning Annual Senior Party

  • EHS Concert Orchestra to Host “Coacello” Concert

    Culture

    The Complex Culture of Finstagrams

  • EHS Concert Orchestra to Host “Coacello” Concert

    Culture

    EHS Production of “Heathers: the Musical” Presents Talented Cast and Crew, Mature Themes

  • Culture

    “Barbarian Days” Surfs Through Author’s Childhood Memories

  • EHS Concert Orchestra to Host “Coacello” Concert

    Culture

    Edina Hosts a Yoga Class for Both Goats and Humans

  • EHS Concert Orchestra to Host “Coacello” Concert

    Student Life

    Where in the World is EHS Traveling Over Spring Break?

  • EHS Concert Orchestra to Host “Coacello” Concert

    Culture

    Vape Haze Lingers in EHS Bathrooms

  • Student Life

    Test-Optional, Stress-Optional

  • EHS Concert Orchestra to Host “Coacello” Concert

    Student Life

    Students Discuss the Benefits and Challenges of Taking Several Advanced Placement Courses

The official student news site of Edina High School.
EHS Concert Orchestra to Host “Coacello” Concert