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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Arts Highlights

 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

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

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

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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StringJam @ Carnegie Hall

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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