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Connor Porthouse

Runnels High School freshman cellist Connor Porthouse will perform in the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 4 as a member of the Honors Symphony Orchestra.

Connor is the sixth Runnels student in the past four years to be chosen for the prestigious program, which brings together student musicians in grades nine through 12 from around the world, a news release said. The five-day program includes opportunities to see a Broadway show, take a cruise on a private yacht and visit famous sites in New York City.

Connor has been a string student at Runnels for five years, studying with cello instructor Dan Cassin, who nominated him for the Carnegie Hall Series. Connor had to submit an audition recording and a performance biography as part of the application process.

Connor belongs to the Runnels Advanced String Orchestra, was principal cello in the Louisiana Junior Youth Orchestra and currently plays in the cello section of the Louisiana Youth Orchestra.

His parents are Jon and Kristina Porthouse.