Students, professionals pack recital

Young musicians from La Cañada High School's Instrumental Music Academy perfomed before a packed audience in the choir room on April 16.

The recital included several pieces by 19th-century German composer Felix Mendelssohn and one student-written piece. Sequoyah Sugiyama, a sophomore at the high school, composed an original work.

The Sunrise Quartet, which includes graduating seniors Elizabeth Asher, Bryan Chung, Jonwei Hwang, and Issac Jin, closed the event with a Mendelssohn perfomance Four professional musicians collaborated with the quartet: Mick and Stacy Wetzel and Connie and David Speltz.

Shanpin Hwang is the coordinator of the music program at the high school.

-- Tiffany Kelly,

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