Gunn Acapella is a new club that has started over this year. Gunn Acapella is a club for all students at Gunn. We wanted to create a club for everyone who enjoys the wonderful atmosphere of singing and music, without being confined to the music classes at Gunn. We wanted to create music with many people old and new to music and to help us through happy and sad times. Sharing music together makes it all the better!
Gunn Acapella will be performing Lean on Me by Bill Withers.
Ishaan Rajan (violin), Jimmy Lee (cello), and Peyton Lee (piano), formed the Fantasma Trio in late 2017. They soon began work on Beethoven’s Ghost Trio, from which the trio’s name is inspired. Since then, they have competed and won on a national level, winning first place at the Silicon Valley Youth Music Competition and the United States International Music Competition. Their future plans include performing in more competitive settings and traveling abroad with their talents as a group.
Astor Piazzolla was an Argentinian composer from the 20th century. Born in poverty, he rose to eventually become one of the most prolific Latin American composers in history. His pioneering work on “nuevo tango” popularized the style almost instantly. Adding saxophone, electric guitar, and his personal instrument, the bandoneon, Piazzolla immortalized a jazzy perspective of the tango.
Piazzolla’s Libertango, a combination of the words “libertad”, meaning liberty, and “tango”, a type of dance, is perhaps his most recognized work. With their own arrangement, the Fantasma Trio hopes to offer a new perspective on Piazzolla’s masterpiece.
The Fantasma Trio will be performing Libertango by Astor Piazzolla, arranged by Ishaan Rajan, Jimmy Lee, and Peyton Lee.