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HW Project released for students and faculty

Sydney Fener February 9, 2021

The HW Project, a multimedia production including over 23 separate student works, premiered Jan. 22 on Vimeo in place of the regular fall play.   Upper School Performing Arts Technical Director and...

Greta Zumbrunnen '21 performs their portion of

Upper school dance showcase released

Sydney Fener January 25, 2021

The Upper School Dance program released a video of their latest multimedia project, entitled “Windows,” to the student body on Thursday, Jan. 21. Their video was entirely filmed and performed...

Photo Credits: Woo Sim

Stealing the Spotlight from Performing Arts

Justin Goldstein December 9, 2020

On a late Wednesday afternoon, Shanti Hinkin ’22 listened to the combination of voices that comprised the Chamber Singers as they sang Brahms's "Der Gang zum Liebchen." However, this year, something...

Inspirations in Isolation

Inspirations in Isolation

Emma Limor June 4, 2020

Lily Xie '20 Not even a pandemic could stop Lily Xie ’20, a first-degree black belt in taekwondo, from continuing the training regimen she has followed consistently for the past seven years. “I actually...

Creating Choreography

Emma Limor March 4, 2020

Over the course of the past three months, creating and rehearsing choreography has encouraged Advanced Dance II company member Carli Cooperstein ’20 to explore different styles of movement, increase...

An Evening of Jazz: Upper school jazz musicians perform in winter concert

Alison Oh January 9, 2018

Upper school jazz musicians performed in the first jazz concert of the year Dec. 10 in Rugby Theater, showcasing their months of hard practice. The concert, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 8, was...

Photo By Pavan Tauh

“Auf Wiedersehen, À Bientôt…”

Sarah Lee November 20, 2017

The house lights came up, and Sophia Nuñez ’20 found herself in tears at the end of the Nov. 4 performance of “Cabaret.” She tried to distract herself and join in on conversations with friends,...

Roshan Nayar '19, Ryan Wixen '19 and Jordan Yadegar '19 perform at the year's first Coffeehouse. Photo credit: Astor Wu/Chronicle

Students perform at first Coffeehouse of year

Astor Wu November 14, 2017

Students shared their talents with the community at the first Coffeehouse of the year Nov. 13 in Chalmers Lounge. Students performed short skits that included singing, stand-up comedy and instrumental...

For the fall production of “Cabaret,” the performing arts department will use the show to represent all spectrums—including gender.

Life is a Cabaret

Sarah Lee August 31, 2017

When Natalie Kroh ’18 opened her email May 13 and learned “Cabaret” would be the 2017 fall musical, she was less than thrilled. Since the musical takes place in late Weimar Germany, Kroh was initially...

Performing arts teacher Villaverde to depart for Polytechnic School position

Kaitlin Musante June 2, 2017

Performing Arts teacher Andrew Villaverde will leave the school at the end of the year to teach at the Polytechnic School in Pasadena. At Polytechnic, he will work on lighting and sound during performances. At...

Students perform in spring jazz concert

Isabelle Eshraghi May 31, 2017

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...

12 plays selected for Playwrights Festival

Sarah Lee March 4, 2017

Performing arts teacher and Playwrights Festival producer Christopher Moore announced the titles of 12 plays that the school will produce for the 2017 Playwrights Festival. The Reading and Selection Committee,...

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