Dudamel conducts orchestra at assembly

Dressed in a classic, crisp tuxedo, world-renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel stepped onto the stage at Walt Disney Concert Hall to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the second installment of the Mozart/Da Ponte Trilogy “The Marriage of Figaro,” on the evening of May 23. Earlier that same day, he opted for a black t-shirt and jeans when […]

Hudnut gives away books, tchotchkes

“Someone grabbed the beautiful thing that I had,” President of School Thomas C. Hudnut said as he stood among a room full of various tchotchkes and memorabilia he had collected in the past 26 years. He was searching for an item he wished to show to Director of Payroll Sue Sherman, who had trekked to […]

Event to be held in Hudnut's honor

In honor of President Thomas Hudnut’s final year at Harvard-Westlake, the school will host a special event for parents of alumni and friends of the school. The event will take place on the middle school campus Saturday, Feb. 23, and will begin at 6 p.m. A dinner in the Marshall Center will kick off the […]

School announces plans to renovate Reynolds

A $5 million renovation of Reynolds Hall  will complete the Middle School Modernization Project, which began in September 2006 with the construction of new academic buildings, a performing arts center  and expanded athletic facilities, according to an announcement on the school’s website Thursday. Walter and Shirley Wang contributed a $5 million lead gift toward the […]

Water polo player fails to capture 2nd medal

By Eric Loeb After winning a silver medal in Beijing, Peter Hudnut ’99 returned to the U.S. Olympic water polo team for one last run with his sights set on a gold medal. However, his hopes were dashed as the U.S. team only won its first three matches, followed by five straight losses. In their […]

Junior born in China addresses Shanghai conference in Mandarin

By Rachel Schwartz Hang Yang ’14 spoke in Shanghai at the July international conference for the World Leading Schools Association. A native Mandarin speaker, Yang was talking to Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas, who sent him to meet with President Thomas C. Hudnut, vice-president of the organization. Hudnut invited Yang to speak at the […]

OWN show on Walch to air on Saturday

By Ally White An episode of “Real Life: the Musical,” featuring performing arts teacher Ted Walch will air on Friday, August 3. The reality TV show episode was originally scheduled for an earlier broadcast this summer on the Oprah Winfrey Network.  According to the show’s website, a team made up of a professional choreographer, music producers, and […]

Former faculty member to serve as ‘this generation’s Tom Hudnut’

By Lara Sokoloff The future President of Harvard-Westlake School sits with his son in a window seat, reading E.B. White’s “The Trumpet and the Swan” on a spring morning in Groton, Mass. “Children’s books are great!” he said. “I think I was loving it more than he was.” Although he won’t be engaging students in […]

Walch to be featured on Oprah show

By Keane Muraoka-Robertson Performing arts teacher Ted Walch will be featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network in June as part of a series thanking individuals of various professions. “It is not the kind of thing that I would ordinarily have been a part of,” Walch said. “It’s so, in many wonderful ways, not like me […]

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