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Lake Oswegos Madison Barton performs at Carnegie Hall

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: KELLEY DULCICH PHOTOGRAPHY - Madison Barton was invited to sing at Carnegia Hall in New York City as part of the Honors Performance Series.

Lake Oswego High School student Madison Barton performed Sunday at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the 2014 High School Honors Performance Series.

Barton, who is a soprano, auditioned this fall for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board. She joined other performers from the United States, Canada and select international schools for the special performance at Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement.

“Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing,” said Morgan Smith, program director. “We process thousands of nominations annually, selecting only the most talented performers applying on an international level.  Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these student musicians never forget”.

Barton studies music privately with Lisa Actor-Leslie and is a member of Windjammers and a cappella choir at LOHS and Oregon Youth Chorale in Lake Oswego. Additionally, she is active on the school’s ski and golf teams. She has been singing since the age of 6 and playing the piano for 11 years.

Prior to the Feb. 9 performance, finalists came together for five days in New York City to have the opportunity to learn from Lynne Gackle and get a taste of New York City. The performance was open to the public and specially invited representatives from collegiate music programs.

The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished individual high school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform in the celebrated venue, Carnegie Hall. Learn more by visiting honorsperformance.org.




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