Conservatory finishes winter performances


Nicole Chen

The upper school orchestra, lab band and jazz band performed at the concert. The Spring Concert will be in April.

by Angele Yang and Nina Gee

Student Directed Showcase provides a creative outlet for student actors:

Harker’s annual program, Student Directed Showcase (SDS), allowed novice and experienced actors to showcase their skills under student directors. This year’s shows, directed by seniors Chetana Kalidindi, Emre Ezer, Sana Aladin and Kayvon Solaimanpour, featured “Grover,” “Removing the Glove,” “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “Dystopia!”.

“I love teacher directors, but getting to have someone who’s a student is really interesting,” said sophomore Meghna Phalke, who was in “Removing the Glove.”

The students performed Jan. 6 and Jan. 7 at the Blackford theater.


The dance show invites you to the circus:

Rehearsals for the annual dance show at the Blackford campus begin after last Saturday’s dress rehearsal. The show, featuring the theme “Circus,” consists of two acts: “Enter the Circus,” which centers around general circus themed dances, and “Daring acts and sideshow freaks,” which focuses on the more riveting sides of the circus.

“I’m always excited about seeing the students performing on stage after months and months of hard work and rehearsals,” upper school dance instructor Karl Kuehn said. “It’s nice to see everything come to life in a fun and vibrant and entertaining setting.”

This year 153 students are participating in the dance show, as well as nine faculty members and 10 student choreographers. The dancers will perform this Friday and Saturday at the Blackford theater.


Middle school and High school bands perform at winter concert:

Upper school orchestra, lab band and jazz band as well as several middle school instrumental groups performed at the Mexican Heritage Theater on Jan. 13 for the annual Winter Concert.

“The upper school groups are really sounding amazing, and it’s a really difficult program,” said Christopher Florio, upper school instrumental music teacher. “[We] definitely have more students performing now than I think we’ve ever had, and I’m really excited.”

The orchestra will be performing again in March at Carnegie Hall and in April for the Spring Concert at De Anza college.

This piece was originally published in the pages of The Winged Post on January 24, 2017.