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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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Students perform at Performing Arts Festival. To commemorate Orchestra Director Mark Hilts last concert, Hilt joined students on stage for a final piece.

Lights Up: Chamber Orchestra and Symphony perform in spring concert

Celine Wang, Staff Writer May 8, 2024

The Upper School Symphony and Chamber Orchestra performed in Rugby Auditorium as part of the Performing Arts Festival on April 25. At the end of the performance, Symphony Director Mark Hilt joined the...

Trombone player Andre Touloumian 24 plays his rendition of Golden Cress by Duke Ellington. All upper school jazz groups played in the concert, and the lower schools Jazz Band was also invited to play.

Lights Up: Lower and Upper School Jazz groups perform in annual ‘Big Band’ Concert

Connor Tang and Justin Tang May 5, 2024

The Upper School Jazz program hosted its Spring Jazz Concert in Rugby Auditorium on April 26. In its annual "Big Band" Concert, where the Lower School Jazz Band is also invited to play a set, each band...

The USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra performed in Rugby Auditorium on April 18.

USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra performs in Rugby

Nathan Wang, Assistant News Editor April 26, 2024

The University of Southern California (USC) Thornton Jazz Orchestra performed in Rugby Auditorium as a part of the Jazz Lunch Concert Series on April 18. Following his employment at Thornton in 2008, saxophonist...

Video Art Senior Edie Cohen 24 displays her video installation in Feldman-Horn Gallery. The installation was open from April 15 to April 18.

Honors Video Art Seniors host public exhibit with personal installation projects

Connor Tang, Assistant News Editor April 23, 2024

The visual arts department displayed a weeklong public exhibit produced by Honors Senior Seminar Video Art students titled “Option G" in Feldman-Horn Gallery from April 15 to April 18. The projects were...

Growing up in the Spotlight

Growing up in the Spotlight

Zoe Goor, Assistant Features Editor March 20, 2024

The television is on, and in between shows, a commercial plays. It is a medical commercial, the type where someone takes the medicine and then runs through a field of poppies with their golden retriever...

The annual Spring Jazz Combo Concert was held in Rugby Auditorium on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25

Jazz ensembles perform in Spring Jazz Combo Concert

Colin Ho March 4, 2024

The annual Spring Jazz Combo Concert was held in Rugby Auditorium on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25. On the first night, Jazz Ensemble Combo #1, Jazz Rhythm Section Combo #1, and Blue Whale Combo performed. On the...

Students perform in acting showcase

Colin Ho, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Students in the Advanced Performance Studies class this semester performed the play “Do You Feel Anger?” by Mara Nelson-Greenberg on Jan. 20 in the Drama Lab, which now serves as a new blackbox theater....

Cayley Tolbert-Schwartz 24, who plays Mrs. Lovett, sings alongside patrons of her meat pie shop.

Theater department opens “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

Davis Marks and Everett Lakey February 8, 2024

Walking to rehearsal while attending a summer theatre program, Elise Fried ’24 and Anna Ames ’24 eagerly discussed their favorite Broadway shows. With their senior year approaching, Fried and Ames...

PAINTING PURSUITS: Students in Drawing and Painting classes I, II and Honors Senior Seminar present their art using different mediums. The showcase appeared in the Feldman-Horn Gallery during lunch Jan. 25.

Feldman Horn Gallery displays ‘Rainbow Connection’ artwork

Shiara Navarro, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer February 5, 2024

Artists from all three class levels of Drawing and Painting opened their gallery exhibition “Rainbow Connection” on Jan. 25. The show was held in the Feldman Horn Gallery and was the first of the year...

Mastering the Arts

Mastering the Arts

Sasha Aghnatios, Assistant A&E Editor February 2, 2024

As the clock ticked down to 1:00 p.m., Edie Cohen '24 could not pay attention to writing her in-class English essay. When she refreshed her inbox after the essay and saw an email from the Rhode Island...

Students and faculty gather in the Chalmers performing arts room Dec. 14 for the fourth lunch concert of the year. Parents provided refreshments and invited professionals played multiple sets.

HW Jazz hosts fourth lunch concert featuring professionals

Lyla Kavanagh, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer January 3, 2024

Jazz Club hosted four professional jazz musicians from the Los Angeles (LA) area for their fourth Lunch Concert on Dec. 14. Attendees listened to the jazz quartet while complementary hot chocolate and...

Dance Ensemble Performs at SoFi Stadium in LA Bowl

Sophia Wicyzk January 1, 2024

Dance Ensemble performed at the 2023 Los Angeles (LA) Bowl on Friday, Dec. 15 at SoFi Stadium. The performance consisted of two dances choreographed by Upper School Performing Arts Teacher Queala Clancy...

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