The Hotchkiss Record

Elfers Welcomes Cello-Piano Duo

Elfers Welcomes Cello-Piano Duo

Stephanie Ge ’22

May 5, 2019

Elfers Hall will welcome German musicians, pianist Andreas Frölich and cellist Alexander Hülshoff, in a duo concert on Saturday. Both award-winning musicians, Mr. Frölich and Mr. Hülshoff have performed in famous concert venues in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. Mr. Frölich has won...

Actors Go Back to 1984

Actors Go Back to 1984

Yuki Zhang ’22

May 5, 2019

As audience members entered the Black Box Theatre, they were greeted by two standing “Thought Police” in the hallway and walls covered with “Big Brother” slogans and . For its spring production, the Hotchkiss Dramatic Association (HDA) presented Robert Owens’, Wilton E. Hall, Jr.’s and William...

Artist Embraces the Digital World

Artist Embraces the Digital World

Stephanie Ge ’22 and Yuki Zhang ’22

April 11, 2019

The geometric shapes on the walls of the Tremaine Art Gallery showcase the work of a pioneer in the field of digital art. On March 26, the gallery presented “Unstructured Structures,” featuring the works of local artist Mark Wilson GP ‘19, which were all designed using computer software. Wilson...

Art Talk Inspires New Perspectives

Art Talk Inspires New Perspectives

Nicole Morikawa ’21 and Claire Wang ’21

April 11, 2019

Last Thursday, local artist Mark Wilson GP ’19 gave an art talk in the Tremaine Art Gallery, sharing his unique art, made with computer software. During the talk, he challenged students and teachers alike to consider ways that artists can use skills from other fields, such as mathematics and programming....

Musical Ambassadors in Asia

Musical Ambassadors in Asia

Nicole Morikawa ’21 and Claire Wang ’21

April 11, 2019

While other students enjoyed spring break at home, Mr. Fabio Witkowski, head of the visual and performing arts department, Dr. Gisele Witkowski, instructor in piano, and Mr. Thomas Drake, director of the Center for Global Understanding and Independent Thinking, traveled to Asia to participate in concerts...

Witkowski Piano Duo Enthralls Audience

Witkowski Piano Duo Enthralls Audience

Stephanie Ge ’22 and Yuki Zhang ’22

April 11, 2019

Four hands on two different sets of ivory keys on stage captured the community’s eyes and ears during the Witkowski Piano Duo’s performance. Last Saturday, the annual Hunt Concert featured Mr. Fabio Witkowski, head of the visual and performing arts department, and Dr. Gisele Witkowski, instructor...

Dancers Light Up Walker

Dancers Light Up Walker

Stephanie Ge ’22

March 7, 2019

Applause filled Walker Auditorium last Friday and Saturday during the annual performances of the Hotchkiss Dance Company. This year, dancers presented a range of dance styles, including modern, classical ballet, jazz, and hip-hop. Ms. Allesandra Rinaldo and Ms. Lynn Peterson, instructors in dance, organize...

Philharmonic Orchestra Debuts in Elfers

Philharmonic Orchestra Debuts in Elfers

Yuki Zhang ’22

March 7, 2019

In the newly-formed Philharmonic Orchestra, familiar faces and guests joined together to create a night of unforgettable music. On February 23, the Philharmonic Orchestra, consisting of selected members of the Hotchkiss Orchestra and professional musicians, debuted with pianist Mr. Leonel Morales at ...

Artist of the Issue: Edward Guo ’19

Artist of the Issue: Edward Guo ’19

Eric Jin ’22

March 7, 2019

A four-year senior, photographer Edward Guo ’19 has contributed his award-winning talents to numerous school publications. As the head of the student magazine ink., he has facilitated the creation of ten issues over four years. This week, the Arts and Leisure Section recognizes his accomplishments and...

Art Students Win Scholastic Awards

Ally Fertig '20, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

Students in the visual art program recently received regional awards from the Connecticut Scholastic Art Association. Overall, 14 students won awards with a total of eight Gold Keys, three Silver Keys, and two Honorable Mentions.Gold Keys, Silver Keys, and Honorable Mentions are  presented by the Allia...

Actors Spread Hay Fever

Actors Spread Hay Fever

Claire Wang ’22

February 14, 2019

The Hotchkiss Dramatic Association is set to present Noël Coward’s comedy, Hay Fever, from this Friday, February 15, to Sunday, February 17. This classic play, directed by Mr. Parker Reed, instructor in English and theatre, was written in 1920. Set in the 1920s, the play focuses on the hilarity that...

Color for A Cause

Color for A Cause

Yuki Zhang ’22

February 14, 2019

On exhibit from January 24 to February 24 in the Tremaine Art Gallery, Metaphor features the work of Brooklyn-based artist Lee Arnold. Through a variety of media - including photography, audio, animation, collage, and drawing - the exhibit invites visitors to immerse themselves in Arnold’s vision of ho...