Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department and Music Program Director Fabio Witkowski, along with Piano Instructor Gisele Nacif Witkowski, present a showcase of student performances in one of the world's most recognized and revered concert venues. Below is a list of students performing at the Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York City on January 28 at 7 p.m.
Fourteen Hotchkiss students from the art program and photography, film, and related media program received Scholastic Art Awards this year. Awards include eight Gold Keys, three Silver Keys, and two Honorable Mentions. The honorees’ work will be featured in the Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards exhibition at Hartford Art School, Silpe Gallery Jan.13 - Feb. 1.
The Tremaine Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit featuring the work of Brooklyn-based artist Lee Arnold. Lee Arnold: Metaphors will run Jan. 24 - Feb. 24. An artist talk followed by a reception is scheduled for Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Mr. Arnold's work explores systems of natural phenomena and the aesthetics of information using a variety of forms including film, video, animation, photography, collage, drawing, and sound.
The Hotchkiss Concert Series is thrilled to present the Atlantic Brass Quintet on Friday, January 25 at 7 p.m. in Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center. Serving as resident brass quintet at institutions including Boston University and the Boston Conservatory, the quintet is lauded regularly in the press for its lively and stimulating style. Buffalo News proclaims: "Pushing the envelope of what a brass quintet is capable. ... Irresistibly infectious spirit." and the Boston Globe declares, "They kick butt." Specific program information will be available soon and posted on our website. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Music Teachers National Association competition was held at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus Oct. 27. Hotchkiss students received major prizes in every category in which they competed. The 1st Prize winners will represent the state of Connecticut in December during the Eastern Division round, competing against winners from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, D.C., and West Virginia.
The 59th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols will be held Sunday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hotchkiss Chapel. This traditional service of Christmas readings and choral music features the Hotchkiss Chorus led by faculty member Jack Brown. They will be assisted by Joe Rose, guest organist. Hotchkiss Chaplain and faculty member Dr. Jason Larson will lead the service. The audience for this event includes students, faculty, staff, family and community members. There is no admission charge, however seating is limited, so please arrive early to ensure seating.