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Sebastian Bottone plays The Toccata in E-flat minor by Aram Khachaturian at Portsmouth High School Friday. The freshman will be playing the same piece at Carnegie Hall this Sunday. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth boy, 14, to perform at Carnegie Hall Sunday

Portsmouth boy, 14, to perform at Carnegie Hall Sunday

PORTSMOUTH — The list of pianists who have played Carnegie Hall is formidable: Vladimir Horowitz, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arthur Rubinstein, Maurizio Pollini, Art Tatum, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk are among the greats who have graced the hallowed hall built in 1891. Come Sunday, you can add 14-year-old Sebastian Bottone of Portsmouth to that list.

Flutist Caitlin Wirth performs with the PHS symphonic band at Faneuil Hall in Boston Saturday. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Gallery: Portsmouth High musicians invade Boston’s Freedom Trail

PORTSMOUTH — In their last public performance of the school year, members of the Portsmouth High School band and chorus traveled to Boston Saturday to visit a well-known stop on the Freedom Trail. The school’s chorus, concert and symphonic band played before hundreds of family members, friends, tourists and shoppers at Faneuil Hall. Getting there was

Trumpeters Matt DePamphilis, Patrick Aheasy and Jake Elmslie perform with the PHS Symphonic Band Thursday night.

The show goes on in Portsmouth (photo gallery)

PORTSMOUTH — They didn’t have their lead director, but the Portsmouth High School concert and symphonic bands still made a lot of music-lovers happy Thursday night. Assistant band director Donna Valente took the baton in place of Ted Rausch, whose father died Wednesday. “We’d like to dedicate tonight’s performance to Mr. Ed Rausch Sr.,” said Ms.

Members of the School Committee view a photograph created by Amanda Chisholm, who won a Gold Key Award as well as the national American Visions Award for her work.

Portsmouth puts spotlight on student achievement

PORTSMOUTH — Official business was put aside entirely — well, almost entirely — so the School Committee could recognize the district’s high-achieving students Tuesday night. Inside a crowded high school auditorium, students who excelled in the arts and music, math and sciences, sports and other fields were commended for their accomplishments this year in an hour-long