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Upper school music groups celebrate end of semester with annual winter concert

Senior violin soloist Hanoom Lee leads the orchestra in Pablo de Sarasate's “Zigeunerweisen

by Sarah Mohammed and Saurav Tewari

January 22, 2020

The upper school orchestra, jazz band and lab band performed in their annual winter concert on Friday in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center, commemorating their work this semester. The orchestra played a variety of specially picked pieces, including George Gershwin's “American in Paris Suite,”...

Jazz band performs Christmas renditions at lunch

Jazz band performs Christmas songs outside the auxiliary gym today during lunch. Some of their songs included Christmas classics

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

December 11, 2019

Members of jazz band performed renditions of Christmas songs during long lunch today outside the auxiliary gym. Songs they performed included Dizzy Gillespie’s “Manteca,” Michael Buble’s “Santa Claus is Coming to Town and “Winter Wonderland” and Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground.”...

Award-winning composer David Amram imparts wisdom, music at Speaker Series performance

Award-winning composer and musician David Amram answers questions from the audience at last Friday's Speaker Series performance. Amram shared wisdom from his life's work as a jazz and classical musician, telling anecdotes along the way.

by Kathy Fang and Jin Tuan

November 12, 2019

Award-winning composer David Amram wrapped up his week's visit at the upper school as this year's artist in residence with his performance at this year’s Speaker Series event in the Patil Theater last Friday. Amram spoke about his life’s work, sharing stories and wisdom from his rich career of...

Blues and bass lines: Harker’s annual Evening of Jazz features student jazz groups from middle and upper school

Kelsey Wu (12) sings with accompaniment from the upper school's Jazz Band. Kelsey was among the seniors honored at the end of her performance.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

April 25, 2019

Lights flooded the stage as a medley of saxophones embarked on a melody, softly accompanied by a piano riff which soon swelled in conjunction with the rest of the band. With a crash and a bang from the drums, Harker’s annual Evening of Jazz began. Opening with a set by the middle school’s Jazz...

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

A saxophonist solos on top of the upper school Jazz Band's 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.

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 ended at 9:00 p.m, with a brief 10 minute intermission in between. The night began with 6th gr...

Annual winter concert unites Lab Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra

The Orchestra performs Andrew Greene's accompaniment to Buster Keaton's silent film

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 20, 2019

The upper school’s Lab Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra, directed by music teachers Naoki Taniguchi and Dr. Dave Hart, performed their annual Winter Concert in the Patil Theater on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Lab Band performed "What Do You Say, Dr. J?" by James Williams, "Zigaboogaloo" by Nicholas Payto...

School meeting recap 1/14/19

Amy Pelman will join the program as a librarian next semester with the retirement of K-12 Library Director Sue Smith's this Friday.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 16, 2019

The second meeting of the year began with Eagle Update. Various spring sports interest meetings will be taking place this week. The History and Languages Departments announced a lecture by Celine Glon about the French Revolution in French teacher Agnes Pommier's room during lunch on Monday. Career...

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