All County Principal Players and their teachers (left to right starting in back) Max Hershkowitz, Lise Lindros, Holly Paterno, Viktor Prizgintas, Alice Mamkin and Michael Paterno.
This was a banner year for Allegro Students who study with Lise Lindros and Viktor Prizgintas. “With twenty-two students making All-County Orchestra, we were especially pleased to see that four of our students distinguished themselves by placing first chair in their sections,” Prizgintas said. “Alice Mamkin (viola) and Michael Paterno (double bass) placed first in the Elementary All-County Orchestra and Max Hershkowitz (concert master) and Holly Paterno (viola) placed principal in the Junior High All-County Orchestra. Holly also placed first last year.” Additionally, Allegro students participated in not only this past April’s NYSSMA Solo Festival, but will also be performing at the upcoming Festival at the end of May. The students were featured at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets as well as Sapphire Rehabilitation in Goshen. "We certainly keep busy practicing and performing,” Prizgintas said. If you are interested in having Allegro participate at your community event please call 745-774-9723.