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    Lusher Junior Cellist Selected to Play Carnegie Hall

    On February 7th, Lusher junior Rachael Levine will walk out onto a stage that most classical musicians spend their entire lives trying to reach. Rachael has been selected, along with 750 other student musicians from around the world, to perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall with the Honors Performance Series. According to their website, the Series “challenges elite students to perform at their very best. Students rehearse and perform under master conductors and have the opportunity to perform before invited representatives from collegiate and professional music programs.”

    From this Uptown Messenger article about Rachael’s accomplishment:

    • In June 2015, Rachael auditioned for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board. She will join other performers from the United States, Guam, four Canadian provinces, and a number of foreign countries for a special performance at world-famous Carnegie Hall, a venue seen as a pinnacle of musical achievement.
    • According to Program Director Morgan Smith, the Honors Performance Series “processed more than 18,000 nominations this year and have selected nearly 750 of the most talented student performers from around the world”.
    • Rachael is a member of the Lusher Charter High School Strings Orchestra, The Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra (GNOYO), and The New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra (NOVO). Rachael has been accepted into the LMEA All-State Orchestra the past 3 years.

    Lusher wants to congratulate Rachael on such an amazing achievement and wish her luck on a great performance and even better trip!