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TASIS Arts Festival 2016 to Open on May 19 [full schedule of events]


The 42nd annual TASIS Arts Festival will begin with an Opening Celebration in the Palestra at 10:00 on Thursday, May 19, and conclude with outdoor workshops led by guest artists on the afternoon of Sunday, May 22. The days and hours in between will be packed with concerts, theatrical performances, art exhibitions, and much more. See a full schedule of events below (or, download and view the schedules in PDF format here, Arts Festival Program 2016 in English, Arts Festival Program 2016 in Italian). Please note that the general public is very much encouraged to join TASIS for this year's exciting celebration of the Arts.

Arts Festival Schedule

Thursday, May 19
10:00 Palestra

Opening Celebration

An introduction to the Arts Festival, featuring the TASIS HS Choirs, Student Instrumentalists, Singers, and Actors

17:00 Palmer Center

All-School Choral Concert

Featuring performances by Elementary, Middle, High School, and Faculty choirs.
• Music Directors: Melody Tibbits, Elementary School; Sarah Grove Locke, Middle School; Samantha Forrest, High School; Tamara Schumacher; Faculty.
• Accompanists: Jonathan Morris, Maestro di Canto, and Gloria De Piante Vicin

19:00 Palmer Center

A Comic Scene from Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost

Filmed and Presented by Honors World Literature class

 
Friday, May 20
08:30 Palmer Center

Conducting Workshop for Grade 5 Elementary School Students

The Camerata dei Castelli Chamber Orchestra

14:30 Palestra

Adventures with Peer Gynt

Excerpts from Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg, suites 1 and 2

• Three short selections conducted by Grade 5; Narration by Grades 7 and 8.
• The Camerata dei Castelli Chamber Orchestra; Andreas Laake, conductor

19:00 Palmer Center

The Middle School Musical: Seussical JR.

Performed by Middle School Students

• Director: Matthew Frazier-Smith
• Choreographer: Julie Frazier-Smith
• Musical Directors: Sarah Grove Locke and Melody Tibbits

20:00 De Nobili Terrace

Open Mic  

20:30 Palmer Center

Art Auction for Mission Bambini

The 8th grade Mission Bambini Service Learning Group will support the Pavoni School of Milan by auctioning off artworks they have created.

 
Saturday, May 21
11:30 Palmer Center

Individual Instrumental and Vocal Recitals

Performances by TASIS Students, Pre-K–Grade 6

13:30 Palmer Center

Vocal Class Recital

Performances by TASIS Vocal Students
Studio of Jonathan Morris, Maestro di Canto

17:15 Palestra

Arts Festival Concert

Featuring TASIS Student Soloists and the All-School Combined Choirs
The Camerata dei Castelli Chamber Orchestra and members of the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana; Andreas Laake, conductor
Piano accompaniment: Jonathan Morris, Maestro di Canto

19:30 Palmer Center

The Middle School Musical: Seussical JR.

Performed by Middle School Students

• Director: Matthew Frazier-Smith
• Choreographer: Julie Frazier-Smith
• Musical Directors: Sarah Grove Locke and Melody Tibbits

 
Sunday, May 22
12:00 Palmer Center

Individual Instrumental Recitals by TASIS Students, Grades 7-12

13:00  Outdoor Theater 

High School and Middle School Band Presentations

14:00 MCF Piazza

Steli, an Interactive Installation by Stalker Teatro, Turin

14.30 Palmer Center

The Middle School Musical: Seussical JR.

Performed by Middle School Students

• Director: Matthew Frazier-Smith
• Choreographer: Julie Frazier-Smith
• Musical Directors: Sarah Grove Locke and Melody Tibbits

15:45 MCF Piazza

Steli, an Interactive Installation by Stalker Teatro, Turin

16:15 Palmer Center

Unexpected in New York: The Surprise Plays

Performed by TASIS High School Theater classes

13:00–16:30 Basketball Court

Workshops led by Guest Artists and Artisans

• Basket Weaving with artisan Denise Realini
• Caricature Drawing by graphic illustrator and cartoonist Ivan Artucovich
• Creative Ceramic Tile Painting with TASIS art teacher Simona Bellini
• Creating Herbal Soaps with artisan Alessandra Crosta
• Magical Wonders, a demonstration by magician Walter Maffei
• Marbleized Paper with TASIS art teacher Simona Bellini
• Pottery on the Wheel with ceramicists Brigit Hurst and Samuel Vogel

 

 

Exhibitions

Student exhibitions are open to the public from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.
 

Palestra
High School, Middle School, and Elementary School Art Exhibition
 

Ferit Şahenk Fine Arts Center - Horst Dürrschmidt Gallery
Best in Show: Selected IB and AP Student Artwork:
Photography, Drawing & Painting, Architecture & Design
 

Villa de Nobili
Photography by High School Students
 

Monticello
Photography by High School Students and Artwork by Middle School Students
 

Terrace Between Monticello and Lanterna
The Next Step, a sculpture donated by artist Mary K. Seyfarth PG ’66
 

For further information, please email simone.aeschliman@tasis.ch.

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