On Sunday, January 22nd, Belmont Hill musicians gathered in the Chapel to showcase various musical talents with the community. The recital included a diverse array of genres and instruments, and performers ranged from new Form I students to experienced seniors.
To kick off the recital, T.Z. Snail ’26 gave a beautiful performance of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier on the piano. He was followed by a duet between two talented sophomores, Derrick Huang ’25 on saxophone and Adrian Tan ’25 on piano; the two musicians performed “Unravel” by Toru Kitajima and “Hikaru Nara” by Goose House. First Former Alex Guo ’28 gave a riveting performance of Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca on the piano, and was followed by another classical piece by cellist Brian Lee ’24, who performed Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major. Alex Zhang ’26 then delivered an engaging interpretation of “New Dream of Yuan Yang Butterfly” by An Huang. Shifting to country music, B-Flats members Declan Reilly ’24 and Leo Montoya ’23 sang “Snow” by Zach Bryan, and Will Kelly ’23 displayed his excellent talents in singing with a wonderful rendition of “Pluto Projector” by Rex Orange County. Third Former Nathan Zhang ’26 returned to the classical genre with an exciting performance of Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata, which was followed by Ilan Turevskiy ’28, who performed “Blue Bossa,” a thrilling jazz piece composed by Kenny Durham. To cap off a great recital, seniors Cameron Connell ’23 and Will Kelly ’23 sang “Jersey Giant” by Tyler Childers, incorporating talented harmonies throughout the song.
Congratulations to everyone who performed in Belmont Hill’s first student recital of the year!