The CAS session on March 29th saw our traditional recital performance themed “Ode to Spring”in the school auditorium. Spring is very much in the air on campus.The recital aimed to make students feel the vitality of spring through recitation of poems and prose.
Lynn Liao, an 11th grader, brought us the first program I'm waiting for You, which is a love poem telling the sweet romance in the spring. Lynn poured in rich emotions when reciting the poem. She performed this poem so wonderfully that she won applause from the audience.
Following up Lynn, Trump Duan, a pre-high grader, presented us the classic poem Homesickness; Nebula Liu brought us The Train, and Murphy Gu, a 12th grader recited Secret Assembly. All of them wonderfully interpreted their works, especially Murphy Gu, whose inspiring speech ignited the audience.
Next came the group performances. Chinese Class S + of Grade 10 performed Everlasting Regret Song, and Chinese Class H of Grade 10 presented us Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Chinese Class S of Grade 10 presented Pipa Song and Chinese Class of Pre-high grade presented Motherland, My Dear Motherland. Each and everyone of the group shows was very impressive.
Pipa Song was "unique" in many ways : it was the only program which combined singing with poems, the only one that both the teacher and the students participated in, and also the only one that brought the opera elements into the recitation.They recited poems and prose in deep and powerful voices, and described misfortunes of the pipa girls with a soft Beijing dialect.They vividly presented the image of Pipa girl to the audience and impressed them with their sweet and melodious song. When reciting "Motherland, My Dear Motherland", performers played a video, which led the audience to review China's difficult past and look forward to the bright future of the country in just a few minutes, showing the tenacious spirit of the Chinese people and winning cheers from the audience.
Elanor, a student from America, recited "Facing the Sea With Spring Blossoms", a Chinese poem. She recited aloud the words clearly with various tones and intonations.
Many students performed their recitations in foreign languages. A group pre-high graders presented Starry Sky, and Amanda Cui recited Distinto and Youth in Spanish and English respectively, presenting the audience an audio and visual feast.
The recital performance came to a successful conclusion.