Grosse Pointe South student, 16, composes symphony - FOX 32 News Chicago

Grosse Pointe South student, 16, composes symphony for school's orchestra

Posted: Updated:
Connor Reinman Connor Reinman
(WJBK) -

Connor Reinman was 16 years old when he wrote a symphony for his fellow orchestra classmates at Grosse Pointe South High School to play.

"This is the first time in fourteen years any student has submitted a symphony to be performed by classmates," says James Gross, the class's teacher.

Connor has written pieces before, but a complete symphony for the entire orchestra has never been done by a student before.

"I wasn't expecting it to be as warmly received as it was. It is a little different; modern music tends to be a bit more avant garde, but this is very classic," Reinman says.  

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear more from Reinman, hear parts of his music

His work will be performed at the Oktoberfest this Saturday in the school's gymnasium.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps

  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices