SM East grad Jamie McDonald to coach boys tennis at Pembroke Hill. Jamie McDonald, a 2014 SM East graduate, has been hired as the new head boys tennis coach at Pembroke Hill. McDonald played tennis on the men’s team at Denison University, where he earned degrees in psychology and political science, for four years from 2014 to 2018. He was a tennis professional at Clayview Country Club-Marchetti Tennis Academy in Kansas City. “There’s a lot of returning talent and in our first meeting, they seemed really excited and showed a lot of energy,” McDonald said. “I am looking forward to a successful season.” The Pembroke Hill boys tennis program has won 19 Missouri state boys titles, the most ever in the state, according to the school.
Overland Park-based orchestra NAVO celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday. NAVO, an Overland Park-based nonprofit orchestra led by Shah Sadikov, is celebrating the 250th birthday of well-known German composer Ludwig Van Beethoven by offering a concert in his honor. The concert takes place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. Programming includes Beethoven’s 5 sonatas for cello and piano, Twelve Variations on a Theme from Händel’s Oratorio “Judas Maccabeus,” the Twelve Variations on the theme “Ein MädchenoderWeibchen,” and Seven Variations on the duet “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from Mozart’s Magic Flute opera. The concert is free and open to the public. Seats can be reserved online.