Morristown’s Mayo Center for the Performing Arts recognized Randolph High School cellist Natalie Stadler, a Senior, and RMS eighth grade violinist Olivia Guarinello as music students of the month and invited them to meet famed musician Itzhak Perlman on May 7. In addition, RMS sisters Jacqueline and Josephine Wu, were honored in April.
Stadler, who plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh in the fall, said she was thrilled to be honored by the Mayor center and to meet Itzhak Perlman.
“It is really cool to be recognized at the end of my high school music career,” says Stadler. “I feel that is a culmination of everything that I have done. It reaffirms my decision to continue to pursue music in college.”
Stadler is a member of the high school’s string orchestra, chamber strings orchestra and its prestigious arietta chamber orchestra. She teaches cello lessons to younger students and performed with the Delbarton Abbey Orchestra.
Guarinello, who also njoyed meeting Itzhak Perlman and seeing him perform, said “He was so inspiring.”
The Wu sisters said they were honored to be recognized and said being named music students of the month at the theater and that it “an experience we will always remember.”
The three middle school musicians play in “Con Brio,” the middle school’s honors ensemble.