Arts Events At Hotchkiss

Announcements

  • Folk-pop singer Kristen Graves Performs Benefit Concert June 17, 8:30 p.m.

    Singer-songwriter Kristen Graves

    Kristen Graves will perform at Hotchkiss on June 17 at 8:30 p.m. in Elfers Hall; a suggested donation of $10 will benefit the organization Simply Smiles. Graves is a musician and humanitarian from Fairfield, Connecticut. She served as an ambassador of music and song as the Connecticut State Troubadour from 2013 - 2015 and has been described as part of "the new generation of folk" in the New York Times.

  • May 20 Hotchkiss Ensembles Concert Features Final Performances by Talented Seniors

    The Hotchkiss School's talented ensembles will perform their final concert of the academic year on Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in Elfers Hall. Admission is free. Right Brain Logic will feature unique music composed and arranged for the group by director Michael Musillami. The concert will also feature the final orchestral performances of seniors Jonny Cruz Walma (piano), Kanika Gupta (violin), and Grace Cheng (cello), in addition to the world premiere performance of Soaring Swallows, composed by senior Amelia Cao. The orchestra will also perform works by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and Verdi.

  • 5th Annual Hotchkiss Film Festival May 14

    This year's festival will be held on Saturday, May 14th in Walker Auditorium. The evening includes a red carpet event, film screenings, live jazz music, food and refreshments, voting, an awards ceremony and a closing performance. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. outside of Walker Auditorium. Admission is $5 for the general public. For further information visit hotchkissfilmfest.com.

  • 'Remix, Reshoot, Research': Contemporary Media Art May 7 - June 5 in the Tremaine Gallery

    99 Hooker

    REMIX, RESHOOT, RESEARCH surveys 10 contemporary media artists whose work extends the tradition of appropriation in visual art. This eclectic and exciting exhibition presents the reworkings of art in the age of digital reproduction and the internet. Participating artists include Benton C Bainbridge, Perry Bard, Nancy Drew, Feedbuck Galore, 99 Hooker, Dina Kelberman, Donald O’Finn, Brother Russell Scholl, Mark Street, and Mike Train. An artists’ reception will be held May 7, 3 - 5 p.m.

 

Philosophy

The arts are an integral part of life at Hotchkiss. All students are encouraged to venture into the Hotchkiss arts programs to see what they can discover about themselves and others. For entering preps and lower mids, one year of study in the arts is required. Many students choose to go beyond this requirement. Whether in music, dance, visual art, theater, or photography, our classes are rigorous and require focus, commitment, and discipline. In addition to providing solid technical instruction, our arts courses are also designed to stretch students' creative boundaries, to give them a sense of historical context, and to encourage a familiarity with the varied artistic traditions of the world.

Beyond the classroom, Hotchkiss students have many opportunities to explore the arts. Each year, the Hotchkiss Dramatic Association sponsors three main stage productions in the Walker Auditorium and as many as twelve additional student productions in the Black Box Theater. Gallery talks and receptions with the artists accompany the six annual exhibitions of the Tremaine Gallery. Student music groups include brass, string, and wind ensembles; the jazz band; a cappella groups; two choirs and a gospel choir, as well as numerous student bands. Writers can submit work to or sit on the editorial boards of The Review, No Limits, or The Whipping Post. Hotchkiss is also fortunate to welcome to campus throughout the year authors, choreographers, dancers, musicians, poets, and artists from all disciplines as visiting artists and guest lecturers.

Whether you are already an accomplished actor or musician, are building a strong foundation in visual arts with an eye toward serious undergraduate study, or seek a comprehensive introduction to the varied disciplines of the visual and performing arts, Hotchkiss will provide you with a first-rate arts education.

Images From the Arts

Student-Choreographed Dance Concert 2016

Upcoming Arts Events

Sunday July 10

Portals Concert: Boris Berman, Piano

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
4:00 PM
Monday July 11

Portals Concert: Luiz De Moura Castro, Piano

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
7:30 PM
Wednesday July 13

Portals Concert: Joseph Kalichstein, Piano

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
7:30 PM
Thursday July 14

Portals Concert: Oxana Yablonskaya, Piano

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
7:30 PM
Saturday July 16

Portals Concert: The Amernet String Quartet with Fabio and Gisele Witkowski

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
7:30 PM
Sunday July 17

Portals Concert: Young Artists

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
4:00 PM
Tuesday July 19

Portals Concert: Young Artists

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
7:30 PM
Wednesday July 20

Portals Concert: Young Artists*

Location: Fairfield Farm, Sharon Road
*Weather permitting; Rain location: Elfers Hall
7:30 PM
Thursday July 21

Portals Concert: Priya Mayadas

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
7:30 PM
Friday July 22

Portals Concert: Young Artists

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
7:30 PM