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

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

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,”...

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

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

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...

“Got to Love” the music: Laila Biali jazzes up traditional styles in first performance of annual Concert Series

“Got to Love” the music: Laila Biali jazzes up traditional styles in first performance of annual Concert Series

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2019

“One, two—one, two, three, four!” The deep notes of the bass and a catchy drum rhythm kick off an upbeat jazz song, led by a bright trumpet melody. After a few counts, jazz vocalist, pianist and songwriter Laila Biali leans into the microphone and launches into the opening lyrics of her song...

The Jazz Factor shares their love of music

The Jazz Factor shares their love of music

by Nicole Tian and Eric Fang

August 28, 2019

Trills of assorted jazz music float through the pavement in front of the Glass House as six musicians tap their feet along to the rhythm. Before their performance at the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Jazz Factor, a band made up of several students from the Bay Area, started a little over two years ago as ...

Concert Series returns after two years with jazz performance

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 Eigsti and jazz saxophonist Dayna Stephens. Eigsti, who is childhood friends with upper...

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