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 [Read More]

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 [Read More]

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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 [Read More]

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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 [Read More]

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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 [Read More]

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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 [Read More]

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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 [Read More]

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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 [Read More]

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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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