Chance of A Lifetime

September 1, 2016
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Four Zumix music students recently got a chance of a lifetime. These four young and talented musicians
were chosen by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra to help write an original piece of music that they will perform alongside the full orchestra at the Boston Hatch Shell this month.
Angelina Botticelli, Justin Garcia, Sebastian Jaramillo and Irisdel Rojas worked for weeks to compose
original music and worked with conductor, Gonzalo Grau, to transform their music into a 20 plus minute long piece that the famed orchestra performed along with the Zumix kids.
The musical piece represented the four elements–earth, air, fire and water– and each Zumix student had to come up with a piece of music inspired by each element. In the piece Garcia represents fire, Botticelli’s music represents earth, while Jaramillo and Rojas are water and air respectively.
Pictured above are Boston Landmarks Orchestra conductor Chris Wilkins, Sebastian Jaramillo, Angelina Botticelli, Irisdel Rojas, Justin Garcia and conductor, Gonzalo Grau receiving a standing ovation following their performance at the Hatch Shell this month.