News Category: Arts

Winter Concert Fills Chapel with Music and Joy

The Holiday Concert is the School’s annual celebration of the winter holidays in music.  Over the years, these concerts have presented a wide array of musical styles, from Renaissance motets to Duke Ellington.  The 2018 concert featured selections from Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria in D. A chorus of over 100 students, faculty and staff joined together to sing holiday favorites like Silent…

Middlesex Theatre Presents: “The Visit”

On November 8th and 9th, the Middlesex theatre department presented The Visit in a darkly comic performance that drew gasps from its enraptured audiences. Featuring a vibrant cast composed of theatre veterans and breakout performers making their stage debuts, The Visit explored betrayal, revenge, and morality as a downtrodden small town grappled with a twisted proposition too tempting to ignore. The stage crew, meanwhile,…

Middlesex Senior Wins New York Times Photography Contest

Last week, Middlesex senior Taeya Boi-Doku ’19 was selected as a winner of the The New York Times international photography contest entitled “Show Us Your Generation.” The Times invited any person aged 13 to 19 years old to respond to the current media and adult stereotypes about their generation through photography. Students were asked to submit work that depicted an…

Middlesex Theatre Enchants Audiences with Addams Family Musical

For this year’s annual spring musical, the Middlesex theatre department brought to life one of America’s most iconic, hilarious, and wacky families. Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, and of course, Lurch, were joined by a vibrant (and macabre) supporting cast to regale audiences for two nights in their performance of The Addams Family Musical. While construction continues on…

Theatre Department Takes Biennial Trip to London

In addition to athletic spring training trips by our baseball, lacrosse, and boys’ and girls’ crew teams, the Arts Department took its biennial Theatre Trip to London over spring break. On top of two days of theatre workshops with a teacher from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, a trip to Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford, a seminar with the theatre critic for the International New York Times, and…

Yum ’18, Seeman ’18 Receive National Scholastic Art Awards

In early February, seven Middlesex artists received regional awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. This week, the annual competition announced the contest’s National Medalists, and two Middlesex seniors, Anna Yum and Itsy Seeman, learned that their works were selected as Silver Medal winners from over 330,000 submissions across the country.  Enjoy their winning submissions below, along with descriptions…

Seven Middlesex Artists Honored in Scholastic Art Awards

In 2017 over 330,000 works of art were submitted to the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and last week seven Middlesex artists were recognized for their exceptional work. Students in grades 7-12 were eligible to submit work in 29 different categories of art and writing, and several Middlesex artists were granted the prestigious “Gold Key” Award reserved for the…

Annual Holiday Concert Fills Chapel with Joy

The Holiday Concert is the School’s annual celebration of the winter holidays in music.  Over the years, these concerts have presented a wide array of musical styles, from Renaissance motets to Duke Ellington.  The 2017 concert featured selections from Mozart’s 1780 composition, Vesperae solennes de confessore. A chorus of over 100 students, faculty and staff joined together to sing holiday favorites…

“Wilson Wants It All” Awes Audiences

On November 14th and 15th, the Middlesex theatre department presented Wilson Wants It All in a spectacular and thought-provoking performance. Taking place in 2050, Wilson Wants It All depicted the future of a divided nation that is in the hands of a single man as he manipulates the fate of twin daughters, heirs to an American political dynasty. Imaginative, challenging, and peppered with…