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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Members of Bel Canto perform at a dress rehearsal for the Choirs In Concert. The concert, themed Peace, Hope, Love, took place in the Patil Theater on April 21.

Bel Canto, Camerata, Cantilena, Downbeat dazzle in Peace, Hope, Love concert

by Ella Yee, Co-Asst. Multimedia Editor May 3, 2022

A song inspired by South African melodies, another dedicated to the war in Ukraine and a melody accompanied on the erhu, a Chinese stringed instrument. Members of upper school choirs Bel Canto, Camerata,...

Upper school director of instrumental music Dr. David Hart conducts Jazz Band at the instrumental concert on Jan. 14. The winter vocal concert took place on Jan. 13, both in the Patil Theater of the Rothschild Performing Arts Center.

Choral and instrumental ensembles kick off the year with first concerts of 2022

by Ella Yee and Julie Shi January 25, 2022

Upper school choral and instrumental ensemble members performed in the annual winter choral concert and winter instrumental concert, which took place in the Patil Theater at 7:00 p.m. on Jan. 13 and Jan....

The Jared Schonig Quintet rehearses during the master class before the concert last Friday. 
The quintet performed later that night in the Patil Theater from 7-9 p.m.

Jared Schonig Quintet performs for Harker Concert Series

by Olivia Xu, Reporter November 12, 2021

The Jared Schonig Quintet performed for the first act of the 2021-22 season of the Harker Concert Series in the Patil Theater at 7 p.m. last Friday after conducting an open master class at 3 p.m. the same...

American jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti speaks on the effects of the pandemic on musicians. “To really understand the production of what goes on to put a show on, it really is a deep dive, since we kind of have to do this stuff ourselves now,” Eigsti said. “We have to wear a lot of hats; we have to learn how to be a sound engineer [and] a lighting person.”

All jazzed up

by Emily Tan, Features Editor January 27, 2021

In a broadcast of his 2018 Harker Concert Series performance, jazz pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti slides his fingers into place on the piano on the Patil Theater stage after a brief pause. With an...

Conductor Dr. David Hart leads the upper school orchestra in a performance of Stravinskys The Firebird Suite during tonights concert, which was the last orchestra performance of the school year.

Upper school orchestra celebrates seniors in annual spring concert

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor May 3, 2019

Wrapping up a year of concerts and performances, the upper school orchestra played their final concert of the school year in the Patil Theater tonight, honoring senior musicians in an expansive collection...

All upper school choral performers finished last Fridays concert with a closing song, Carly Simons Let the River Run. The concert, which was the ensembles senior night, honored senior vocalists after this final performance.

Upper school vocal ensembles celebrate nature in eco-music choral concert

by Alysa Suleiman, Reporter May 2, 2019

Colorful lights illuminate the wide stage as a flood of students briskly step to their places on the multi-leveled risers. With a precise flick of her hand, Susan Nace, upper school vocal teacher and director...

A saxophonist solos on top of the upper school Jazz Bands set during Evening of Jazz. Both upper schoolers and middle schoolers performed at the event, which featured an extensive set list as well as a ceremony honoring the graduating seniors.

Jazz groups perform in an Evening of Jazz, ending with a commemoration of graduating seniors

by Esha Gohil, Reporter April 21, 2019

Jazz groups from the Middle School and Upper School continued their annual tradition of performing in Evening of Jazz, held tonight in the Rothschild Performing Center. The show started at 6:30 p.m and...

The Miró Quartet in an undated photograph from their websites press kit.

Miró Quartet brings the strings to upper school Concert Series

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor December 12, 2018

This year's Harker Concert Series continued as the Miró Quartet performed in the Patil Theater last Friday at 8 p.m. The string quartet, comprising violinists Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer,...

Cantilena members Karli Sharp (12), Marina Logue (12), Meghna Phalke (12), Hannah Eckert (12) and Tasha Moorjani (11) sing at the winter concert. The program included Cantilena, Camerata, Bel Canto and SUS4.

Four choral groups perform songs from around the world in winter concert

by Zachary Hoffman, TALON Reporter December 2, 2018

Tambourines shake in hand and piano plays in the background; the voices of Harker’s choirs ring inside the theater. The Winter Concert featured performances by Bel Canto, Camerata, Cantilena and SUS4...

Jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti performs a solo in a piece at tonights show, which was the first performance of tonights Concert Series, as upper school music teacher Dave Hart and jazz saxophonist Dayna Stephens look on.

Concert Series returns after two years with jazz performance

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor October 18, 2018

Members of the Harker community were invited to attend the first performance in this year's Harker Concert Series, which was hosted at 8 p.m. tonight in the Patil Theater and featured jazz pianist Taylor...

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