Striking a Chord

Striking a Chord

Sitting at her desk, violinist Clara Ross ’19 read over her schedule for her next school year, realizing that she had to make an important decision that could define her Harvard-Westlake career: choosing between orchestra and debate. An eighth grader at the time, Ross sat in frustration as she weighed her two options. Ultimately, she […]

Students perform in spring jazz concert

Middle and upper school jazz musicians performed in the annual spring jazz concert on April 29 in the Upper School Rugby Auditorium. Students performed a wide variety of pieces including songs from World War II and songs by the band Radiohead. The theme of the program was pieces of American music, the majority of which […]

Musicians perform in instrumental concert

Musicians perform in instrumental concert

Musicians from the Upper School Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Camerata Strings and String Quartet performed in the Fall Instrumental Music Concert in the Rugby Theater Nov. 18. Students performed piecessuch as Bela Bartok’s “Romanian Folk Dances,” Antonin Dvorak’s “String Quartet in F” and other compositions. Performing Arts Teacher Shawn Costantino conducted the Wind Ensemble, and Mark […]

Seniors to play in last concert of the year

Seniors in Symphony Orchestra will perform Terry Riley’s musical piece “In C” outdoors on the Feldman-Horn plaza beginning at 4:30 p.m. May 31. This will be the seniors’ last concert. As a tradition, seniors have performed “In C” in past years for the senior art festival. “In C” will be the only performing arts portion […]

Students to perform in Fall Instrumental Concert Nov. 20

Wind Ensemble, Camerata Strings and Symphony will be playing in the Fall Instrumental Concert on Friday, Nov. 20. Two harpists, Miria Chen ’17 and Claire Dennis ’17, will be performing. “It’s very cool [that we have two harpists this year],” Upper School Orchestra Director Mark Hilt said. “I had a harpist the last time four […]

MS Winter Concert to take place

The Winter Instrumental Music Concert Dec. 5 will be the first concert of the year for the Middle School Orchestra and one of the first performing arts productions of the year at the Middle School. “It’s an exciting concert because we get to share with the audience and the students the progression of our program,” […]