Catherine Birke (Contributed photo)

Herricks Music Teacher Selected To Conduct At Carnegie Hall

Herricks School District congratulates Herricks High School Orchestra Director Catherine Birke on her invitation to serve as the guest conductor for the 2024 World Strides High School Honors Performance Series.

This competitive program, which was held from Feb. 7-10, brings together elite high school student musicians from across the country to rehearse and perform under master conductors for two days, culminating in a final performance at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan.

Under her direction the Honors String Orchestra performed works by Mozart, Dvorák, and presented the Carnegie Hall premiere of a piece by composer Conni Ellisor, who attended the concert.

“I feel honored to have been invited to guest conduct at such a prestigious program,” said Ms. Birke. “I am grateful that the work I do with our incredible student musicians has been noticed, recognized, and is now sought after nationally. Our students continuously inspire me to dream big and do more!”

—Submitted by the Herricks School District

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