Sweet sounds floated through the air in the Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School amphitheater as an exceptional lineup of Huntington High School musicians and vocalists made the choral program’s Acoustic Night an evening to remember.
Huntington has no shortage of creative and talented teenagers. The music department is certainly full of them. So when organizers began putting the event together, they were overwhelmed by the response.
With family, friends, teachers and district officials in attendance, Huntington’s musicians and singers shined. The sounds soothed and calmed and electrified the crowd, which repeatedly signaled its approval with hearty applause.
Some performers took the stage more than once with a different partner. There were 22 acts in all.
Performers included Hannah Roberts (Joyride), Sydney Cordeiro (Lose You to Love Me), Mack Brunner (I Left My Heart in San Francisco), Samuel James and Matt Levinson (Fly Me to the Moon), Lauren Holly (Vienna), Samuel James and David Chavez (Lay Me Down), Emily Kustera (People Watching), Lizzy James and Emily Kustera (Psalm 42), Diego Martinez and Adrian Angueira (Rumor Has It/Someone Like You), Breyelle Corvoisier (When I Was Your Man), Chloe Hunt (Someone Like You), Alexis Rodriquez (Creep), Tony Crimaudi (Mashup), Jackson Danseglio (Only Exception), Matthew Gelfer (The Future Soon & I’m Your Man), Kelly Krycinski and Mike Zigon (Original Song), Jaden Roman (Funny Feeling), Devon Elvir-Cover and Kiana Alfaro-Hernandez (Rewrite the Stars), Vincenza Garofolo and Emily Kustera (Please Notice), Alexa Schirripa (Linger), Josie Sullivan, Mia Molina and Emily Kustera (All of Me) and Brenden Cusack and Matthew Gelfer (Little Black Submarine and Boulevard of the Stars).
“It was such a beautiful night for an outdoor concert,” said Huntington Superintendent James W. Polansky, who attended the show. “And the talent and creativity did not disappoint! A sincere ‘thank you’ to all who chose to share and to all involved in coordinating a terrific event. I know I am not alone in looking forward to the next.”