Emily Rimkus’ Senior Viola Recital

By Kyla Hughes

Tuesday, October 19th, Emily Rimkus blew her audience away with her senior viola recital in the black box.  Friends, family, and teachers had the pleasure of watching and supporting Rimkus as she eloquently played complex songs composed by Bach, Brahms, and Walton.  She played both alone and with a piano accompaniment to her solo.

Music Honors Society sponsored, guests listened to an hour of beautiful musical pieces and enjoyed concessions after the event with donations offered to aid the arts.  The concert was recorded and photographed by videography students Imogen Mello and Allison Neiley.

Viewers overflowed with praise for the talented student.  “I was blown away by her talent,” friend and viewer Chelsea Callahan expressed.  “It was enchanting to watch Emily play,” exclaimed Sophie Blosil.  

In her recital, Rimkus not only showed what she could do but encouraged others to improve their own musical skills as well.  “She performs with such emotion and confidence, and really inspires me to practice my own instrument with more conviction,” Blosil, a flautist in the GD band, said.

Rimkus has played viola for just over four years, and she intends for many more.  “I am looking forward to pursuing a viola performance major in college,” she said.  

It is evident that the crowd that gathered to listen to her play would certainly agree that she should do so.