Together in Harmony

Upper school orchestra and choir students collaboratively hosted two concerts Feb. 9 and 10 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Feldman Horn Gallery. The first concert included a variety of performances, including pieces by solo instrumentalists and chamber groups. Additionally, students participated in larger choir group pieces, Symphony and Camerata Strings. The second concert was […]

Orchestra students to perform original compositions

Two students will have their original music pieces featured at the spring orchestra concert on May 2 at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica. Ray Kim ’14 will conduct the Symphony, which will play his original orchestral piece, titled “Pobi’s Little Adventure.” Performing arts teacher Mark Hilt will conduct Concert Strings, which will play […]

Senior writes fanfare for graduation

By Sammy Roth Before graduating seniors receive their diplomas at Commencement June 11, they will march across Ted Slavin Field to the sounds of a fanfare written by Jeffrey Dastin ’10. Dastin’s fanfare will be played in addition to the traditional graduation music, Sir Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance.” Orchestra instructor Mark Hilt asked Dastin, […]

Teacher's music group to perform in Santa Monica

By Jean Park The music group Jacaranda, created by music teacher Mark Hilt, will perform “music at the edge of Santa Monica,” at an event called “Sacrifice” April 4 at the Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica. As the music director of the church, Hilt had to make a decision for the performing arts series, which […]

Orchestra instructor undergoes surgery

By Julie Barzilay Performing arts teacher Mark Hilt was hospitalized for over three weeks last month for surgery related to a kidney ailment, performing arts department head Rees Pugh said. Hilt entered the hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 8 and underwent surgery that Friday. He returned to teach his orchestra classes Monday, Nov. 3. Daniel Faltus, […]

‘That Darn Cat’

By Ali Pechman The school’s resident feline and miscreant known only as TDC (That Darn Cat) was caught two weeks ago by performing arts department technical director Josh Levy ’99. TDC was taken to a Van Nuys animal shelter, where it was given shots and put up for adoption, Head of Performing Arts Rees Pugh […]