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Runnels Cello Student To Perform at Carnegie Hall

11/07/2017

Connor Porthouse, a freshman at Runnels High School, is heading to Carnegie Hall. He has been invited to participate in the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall as a cellist in the Honors Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 4.      
     
He is the sixth Runnels student selected for this prestigious program in the last four years.
     
Connor, who has been a string student at Runnels for five years, studies with cello instructor Dan Cassin, who nominated him for the Carnegie Hall Series. As part of the application process, Connor submitted an audition recording and a Performance Biography. 
     
A member of the Runnels Advanced String Orchestra, Connor was principal cello in the Louisiana Junior Youth Orchestra. Currently, he plays in the cello section of the Louisiana Youth Orchestra.
     
The High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall brings together accomplished student musicians in grades 9-12 from around the world. During the five-day program, participants will have opportunities to see a Broadway show, take a cruise aboard a private yacht and visit some of New York’s famous sites.
     
Connor is the son of Jon and Kristina Porthouse