A group of theatre students traveled to New York City Nov. 13 to watch Slava’s Snowshow, an immersive theatre experience created and staged by Russian clown Slava Polunin.The visit included a Q & A with members of the cast and Slava.
Hotchkiss students garnered impressive results in the Music Teachers National Association state-level competition held at the University of Connecticut's Storrs campus Nov. 9 and 10. Hotchkiss students received major prizes in every category in which they competed.
Eighty students and faculty members from the art program participated in the annual field trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Oct. 31.
The Hotchkiss Dramatic Association is pleased to present the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, November 7 - 9 at 7:30 p.m. and November 10 at 2:30 p.m. in Walker Auditorium. Tickets are $10; $5 for students and seniors. Cash or check is accepted and patrons may buy tickets at the door; reservations are not necessary.
The Tremaine Art Gallery is pleased to present Flat File: Works on Paper by Cleve Gray on view October 26, 2019 - January 12, 2020. This exhibit, curated by Joan Baldwin, curator of special collections at The Hotchkiss School, and on loan from the Cleve Gray Foundation, provides a sense of the breadth and depth of Gray’s talent and technique, from his early cubist landscapes, to delicate ink figure studies, to his abstract watercolors created from the 1960s to 2000. A reception will be held October 26, 4 - 6 p.m. and a talk with the curator, is scheduled for November 14, 7 p.m.
Three Hotchkiss alumni from the class of 1969 have photography exhibits on campus in anticipation of their 50th reunion Sept. 27 & 28. Thomas Blagden Jr., Joe Standart, and Stephen Toll will also visit photography classes Sept. 27 to talk with students about their work. The exhibits are located throughout the School’s campus.Thomas Blagden, Jr. and Stephen Toll’s landscape photographs are on display in the Main Building while Joe Standart’s portraits of New Haven and New London immigrants are exhibited on the east lawn outside the School’s dining hall.
The Hotchkiss Philharmonic Orchestra will open its first season with an exciting gala concert on Friday, October 4, at 8 p.m. in Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center. Under the baton of Spanish conductor Marc Moncusí, the concert features cellist Noam Ginsparg, a current Hotchkiss student, and pianist Fabio Witkowski, chair of the visual and performing arts department at Hotchkiss. The all Tchaikovsky program includes beloved symphonic masterpieces and virtuoso works.