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[PODCAST] Combining senses: Sih talks synesthesia and violin

[PODCAST] Combining senses: Sih talks synesthesia and violin

Harper Lux, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

9th grader Kai Sih spends hours with his violin playing with a traveling orchestra in addition to SPA's orchestra.

28 years of music: rise of the orchestra

28 years of music: rise of the orchestra

Evelyn Lillemoe, The Rubicon Editor

January 15, 2019

In her time here, Orchestra Director Almut Engelhardt has seen the orchestra improve and gain many more members along the way.

[SNEAK PEAK] A Preview of Pops 2018

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

December 7, 2018

The annual Pops Concert will take place Dec. 7-8 at 7 p.m. on the Huss stage featuring almost 250 student musicians.

Sounds of SPA: music coming from performance spaces inspires instrumentalists

Sounds of SPA: music coming from performance spaces inspires instrumentalists

Tristan Hitchens-Brookins, Interactive Storytelling Team Lead

October 12, 2018

Students in the orchestra and band speak about what the sounds they hear in the music hallway mean to them.

Dyar strengthens passion through All-State orchestra

Dyar strengthens passion through All-State orchestra

Quinn Christensen, The Rubicon Editor

March 19, 2018

Sophomore Zach Dyar traveled to Argentina with his Orchestra and continued to find passion in his music.

Music to his ears: Dincer finds creative outlet in bassoon 

Kat St. Martin-Norburg, The Rubicon Editor

November 3, 2017

Junior Ethan Dincer shares his love for the bassoon, a unique low-wind instrument.

Huss Center hosts its first Spring Concert

Huss Center hosts its first Spring Concert

Clare Tipler, Online Production Manager

May 2, 2016

Students, teachers, parents, and friends all gathered in the Huss Center for the first ever Spring Concert held at the new Performing Arts Center on Apr. 30. The concert, solely for the orchestras and choirs, included such favorites as ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ performed by the Summit Chamber Singers a...

Pops Concert Preview: Academy Symphony and Honors Sinfonia adapt to new schedule in midst of final practices

Pops Concert Preview: Academy Symphony and Honors Sinfonia adapt to new schedule in midst of final practices

Thomas Toghramadijan, Opinions Editor

December 7, 2013

While the new schedule has been widely acknowledged for the academic opportunities it produces, the changed periods have created issues for the orchestra as it prepares for the Pops concert. “We are struggling with the schedule this week as we try to put things together right before the concert… t...

Pops Concert Preview: Academy Symphony and Honors Sinfonia practice Star Wars medley

Pops Concert Preview: Academy Symphony and Honors Sinfonia practice Star Wars medley

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

December 6, 2013

The Academy Symphony and Honors Sinfonia, directed by Upper School fine arts teacher Almut Engelhardt, rehearses part of the soundtrack from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The Pops concert will be held on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

Student musicians comment on use of tutorial times for sectionals

Student musicians comment on use of tutorial times for sectionals

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

October 15, 2013

While tutorial  generally belongs to students for catching up on homework and meeting with their teachers, a significant subset of the Upper School population does not always have that option. During one tutorial every week, band students meet for sectional practices. “I think it is useful to have a...