45th Annual TASIS Spring Arts Festival Kicks Off on May 10
Posted 05/10/2019 02:35PM

2019 TASIS Arts Festival

The 45th annual TASIS Spring Arts Festival will open with a Kickoff Event in the Monticello Piazza at 10:10 on Friday, May 10, and conclude with a Closing Celebration in the Palestra at 17:00 on Sunday, May 19. All members of the TASIS community and the general public are cordially invited to campus to enjoy concerts, theatrical performances, dance performances, film screenings, visual arts exhibitions, guest lectures, art workshops, and more. See the full schedule of events below.

Under the direction of TASIS Founder M. Crist Fleming, a passionate advocate of the arts, former faculty members Horst Dürrschmidt and Fernando Gonzales established the Spring Arts Festival in 1974. Held near the end of each school year, the festival is, in addition to a community-wide celebration of the arts, a final assessment for students in visual arts, theater, and music. As Fine Arts Department Chair Martyn Dukes explained at the start of the 2018 festival, “The Spring Arts Festival sets out to recognize the arts and to celebrate and support the unique contributions that the arts and humanities make to TASIS life. The Spring Arts Festival gives us the opportunity to showcase, through performance and exhibition, the arts from across Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. It involves virtually every TASIS student, and in so many ways the Spring Arts Festival is not unlike an enormous end-of-year exam for you all.”

Community members may be particularly interested in attending the festival on the afternoon of Sunday, May 19. Local food trucks will be on campus from 13:30–17:00 and there will be a number of exciting art workshops and interactive performances designed for guests of all ages.

For those interested in learning more about TASIS when they visit campus, guided tours and information sessions with School administrators are also available upon request. Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@tasis.ch or +41 91 960 5151 to schedule an appointment.

2019 Spring Arts Festival

Schedule of Events

PDF version: English | Italian

Friday, May 10

10:10

Monticello Piazza

Arts Festival Kickoff

16:00

Snack Bar

ES/MS Percussion Showcase

20:00

Snack Bar

Student Band Performances



Tuesday, May 14

10:10

Palestra

Arts Festival Assembly

18:00

H. Dürrschmidt Gallery

Opening of the TASIS Faculty Art Exhibition

19:00

Palmer Center

Searching for the Other: The Life of a Nature Photographer
Guest speaker: Bruno D’Amicis, wildlife photographer, author, and conservationist



Wednesday, May 15

19:00

Palmer Center

From Page to Screen and Stage: A Literary Event

Students in HS English classes present films, soliloquies, translations, and poems



Thursday, May 16

17:00

Palmer Center

All-School Choral Concert

Featuring performances by the ES, MS, HS, and Faculty Choirs

19:00

Palmer Center

Full Bloom: A Sweet November Dance Company Performance

Performed by faculty and students; also featuring guest artists and choreographers Marsha Barsky (Nashville) and Jordine Cornish (Tel Aviv)



Friday, May 17

8:30

Palmer Center

Conducting Workshop

Grade 5 students in collaboration with the Arts Festival Chamber Orchestra

14:30

Palestra

Excerpts from The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart

A condensed junior narration of Mozart’s famous opera The Magic Flute, featuring grade 5 Creative Writing and Drama Club students, HS vocal and instrumental soloists, and the Arts Festival Chamber Orchestra

16:00

Palestra

Opening of the Student Visual Arts Exhibition

19:00

Palmer Center

The Middle School Musical: Sketch

Performed by MS students; reserve seats at tasis.ch/sketch



Saturday, May 18

10:00

Palmer Center

Instrumental Recital: Piano Students

11:00

Palmer Center

Instrumental Recital: String and Acoustic Guitar Students

12:00

Palmer Center

Instrumental Recital: Woodwind Students and HS Ensemble

19:00

Palmer Center

The Middle School Musical: Sketch

Performed by MS students; reserve seats at tasis.ch/sketch



Sunday, May 19

9:30

Palmer Center

Vocal Recital: ES and MS Students

11:00

Palmer Center

Vocal Recital: HS Students

13:00

Palmer Center

The Middle School Musical: Sketch

Performed by MS students; reserve seats at tasis.ch/sketch

15:30

Palmer Center

Theater Performance: “Absolute Identity”

Performed by HS Theater classes

13:30–17:00    

Outdoor Court    

Ewolo's Foodtruck and Irish Pub Sorengo Burgers

“Caresses by Giants” by Progetto Zattera Theater Company

Giant Domino Interactive Event

Art Workshops

  • Ceramic tile painting
  • Chinese Calligraphy and painting
  • Felt workshop
  • Pottery on the wheel
  • Tie-dye shirts and bags
  • Wire wrap-technique jewelry

17:00

Palestra

Closing Celebration

Featuring all Fine Art student work and student soloists performing celebrated works by Handel, Mozart, Puccini, and Albeniz with the Arts Festival Chamber Orchestra



Exhibitions

Student and faculty exhibitions are open to the public beginning on  
Friday, May 17, and will remain open through Sunday, May 19.

Palestra

High School, Middle School, and Elementary School (grades 2–5) Art Exhibition

Ferit Şahenk Fine Arts Center

HORST DÜRRSCHMIDT GALLERY, GROUND AND FIRST FLOOR

Faculty Art Exhibition

Villa de Nobili

Photography by High School Students

Palmer Center, Upper Lobby

Elementary School Art Exhibition (Pre-Kindergarten through grade one)

For further information, please email arts@tasis.ch.

powered by finalsite