On January 27, 2012, four Tech musicians performed with the Oakland East Bay Symphony in the spectacular Paramount Theater.
The OEBS’s grand performance of Carl Orff’s famous “Carmina Burana” included eleventh grader Sam Berris on bassoon and ninth graders Jay Varhula on violin and Christian Espinosa on percussion. All three Tech students play with the Oakland Youth Orchestra, which performed alongside the professional musicians of the Oakland East Bay Symphony. In addition, sharp-eyed audience members spotted physics teacher Richard Fairly singing with the Oakland Symphony Chorus. The Oakland Youth Chorus also joined the excellent performance.
Congratulations Sam, Jay, Christian and Mr. Fairly!