The Hotchkiss Record

Musical Ambassadors in Asia

Matthew Yao ’19 performs the clarinet at a reception in Hong Kong last year.

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

Cici Bu ’20, Aurora Smedvig ’22, and Katerina Gill ’21 showcase the hip-hop dance, “Da Kool Kidz.”

Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts & Leisure Editor

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

Fabio Witkowski conducts the Philharmonic Orchestra during its debut concert in Elfers Hall.

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

Edward Guo ’19 holds a 4x5 film camera, which was first invented in the 19th century.

Eric Jin ’22, Features Editor

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

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...

Artist of the Issue: Gwen Slaughter ’19

Slaughter prepares to execute a dance combination.

Isabel Su ’22, News Editor

January 31, 2019

Gwen Slaughter ’19, a dedicated member of the Hotchkiss Dance Company, is currently pursuing an independent study in dance. Mrs. Alice Sarkissian-Wolf, who taught dance at Hotchkiss for 26 years, said, “[Gwen] has been such a delightful student. [She] completely understands the work ethic, the co...

Atlantic Brass Quintet Offers Engaging Program

The Atlantic Brass Quintet performed in Elfers Hall last Friday.

Claire Wang ’21

January 31, 2019

Last Friday, the critically acclaimed Atlantic Brass Quintet performed in Elfers Hall, showcasing pieces vastly different in style, from Baroque to contemporary. The Atlantic Brass Quintet was founded in 1985 by tubist John Manning, who was later joined by Thomas Bergeron and Tim Leopold on trumpets, Set...

Students Perform at Second Annual Carnegie Hall Event

Shane Kim ’20 performs

Stephanie Ge ’22, Arts & Leisure Editor

January 31, 2019

The new year started off on a high note for the music program, with a performance in one of the world’s most renowned concert venues. Twenty-one music students performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City last Monday. Founded in 1891, the hall has showcased musical talent in multiple genres, from popul...

Three Perspectives on Outspoken: Seven Women Photographers

Venus Rising, one collage from the series “Fortune and the Feminine.”

Nicholas Lorentzen '20, Jerry Sheng '20, and Jiahua Chen '20

January 17, 2019

Outspoken: Seven Women Photographers is a photography exhibition which was featured in the Tremaine Gallery this past month, ending this past Sunday. In addition to the exhibition, five of the featured photographers spoke on a panel last Thursday for the Prep and Lower Mid humanities and upper-level photog...