Performing Arts Highlights

The Performing Arts ‘scene’ at D-E is punctuated throughout the year by concerts from instrumental and vocal ensemble and soloists, drama productions, recitals, and more. The stages and spaces of D-E and elsewhere literally overflow with exceptional performances. Bravo!

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Jamming in the City

Posted: March 19, 2018

D-E’s Upper School ensemble StringJam traveled to Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing for a master class/workshop in January with the acclaimed quartet Ensemble Connect. StringJam Director and D-E Music Department faculty member Annaliesa Place commented, “This was a wonderful opportunity for our StringJam musicians to learn about the art of playing  chamber music, and how…

Arts Highlights Winter 2017

Posted: March 19, 2018

D-E students, faculty and staff, and alumni together have all created a rich environment of artistic expression thus far this 2017-18 academic year. Featured performances by instrumental ensembles, including Stage Band and StringJam, provided appreciative listeners with ample opportunities to enjoy the classics, from Mozart to Mingus. Click here to read more. The annual Winter Arts…

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Romeo and Juliet: A Shakespeare Classic Set in Hajjar STEM Center

Posted: March 19, 2018

D-E Performing Arts Department’s version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet performed in November to two sold-out audiences. The production, staged in Hajjar STEM Center for a new twist on the tragic classic, included performances by D-E student and faculty actors. Supplementing the production were pre-recorded video clips of D-E math and science teachers reciting Shakespeare…

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Spring 2017 Season: Arts Highlights

Posted: September 20, 2017

Within our visual arts exhibit spaces and on our performing arts stages, D-E students’ exceptional artistic endeavors were evident at the close of the 2016-17 academic year. Lower School students showcased Shakespeare in dramatic fashion and those who are involved in the LS string ensemble program capably kicked off the annual Orchestra Extravaganza concert. Upper…

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String Society 10th Anniversary Year

Posted: September 20, 2017

D-E 360° Summer Connections kicked off Summer 2017 with style when String Society celebrated its 10th anniversary year in operation. String Society (SS) is an “Immersive” course that offers exceptional string students the chance to explore gems of the string orchestra repertoire while being introduced to music by living composers. “String Society is a great…

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Arts Highlights

Posted: May 31, 2017

 All three divisions of the School celebrated the arts in distinctive ways in the late winter and early spring seasons. The Lower School (LS) embraced “The American Dream” with their annual Arts Festival, the fifth Grade persevered and performed their If It’s Broken, then Who Will Fix It?  original opera production, and LS students of…

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Valentine’s Day Concert in NYC

Posted: May 31, 2017

A Valentine’s Day concert in the heart of New York City—featuring student musicians from the D-E Upper School and St. Dominic’s College (London, UK)—was a major highlight of the School’s performing arts offerings earlier this year. On February 14, the D-E Upper School (US) Orchestra, StringJam and US choral ensembles collaborated with the music ensembles…

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Advanced Handbells Performs at Manhattan’s Riverside Church

Posted: May 30, 2017

The talents of D-E’s Upper School Advanced Handbells were tested and then displayed in April, when the group was one of only six ensembles selected to perform in the 39th Annual English Handbell Festival at Riverside Church in Manhattan. Timothy Waugh, acclaimed music director, composer, and performing arts educator, conducted the more than 100 “ringers”…

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Fall/Early Winter 2016 Performing & Visual Arts Highlights

Posted: December 23, 2016

The D-E Performing and Visual Arts Department presented several festivals, exhibits and concerts during the first few months of the 2016–17 academic year, demonstrating an impressive range of artistic endeavors at the School. Instrumental ensembles featured in performances included the Middle School African Drum ensembles, Middle and Upper School Handbells ensembles, the Middle and Upper…

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Cellist Gregory Llewellyn ’19’s Latest Achievements

Posted: April 25, 2016

Each winter, the annual Concerto Competition gives Dwight-Englewood students an opportunity to vie for a chance to perform a concerto with the Upper School Orchestra in a major concert. Cellists Gregory Llewellyn ’19 and Anne Choi ’19 were selected as co-winners this year, with Greg performing the Saint Saens “Concerto No. 1”—one of his favorite…

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StringJam @ Carnegie Hall

Posted: March 25, 2016

A few years ago, a group of five student musicians started a club so they could play together as a string ensemble. That humble club has evolved into StringJam, an elite conductor-less chamber orchestra of 14 student members and two faculty co-directors that has performed up and down the East Coast.

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First-Ever D-E Benefit Concert

Posted: February 9, 2015

A new initiative under the Dwight-Englewood Student Government was the first-ever D-E Benefit Concert. Held on Jan. 9, it will featured a variety of student musicians and performances. The concert was just one of the ways Student Government promotes diverse student interests in both the school and local community – and for this concert, with the help of…

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