Gonk.Arts

The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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Perspectives

The Gallery of the Boroughs is at it again! Our third show this year is titled Perspectives and showcases work from three New England artists. George Middleton, Wendy James, and Brenda Cirioni are all practicing artists in the New England area, and each has a body of work that offers a unique way of viewing the world around them. The show will be up all of February and there will be an opening reception on Thursday February 1 at 2:00pm. If you are in the building stop by for a few minutes to enjoy the work and meet the artists in person!


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Seven ARHS Students Head to Symphony Hall

After and intense round of auditions, seven Algonquin students have been selected for the 2018 Massachusetts All-State Music Festival. Students will participate in three days of rehearsal prep with the top musicians from across the state in preparations for a concert at Symphony Hall on Saturday March 3, 2018.

Bravo and congratulations to:

Abby Barnes, clarinet

Christina Iverson, viola

Julia Kardos, voice

Charlie McLarnon, clarinet

Merry Qian, flute

Rhea Sathur, voice

Maya Sagarin, trombone


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Holiday Festival, Thursday December 21

This music department will host their annual Holiday Festival on Thursday December 21 at Algonquin Regional High School. There will be festive chamber music, caroling, displays of artwork, NAHS Calendar sales, and juice & cookies in the Rotunda and Lobby area starting at 7pm. A more sit-down concert featuring all ARHS Choirs, Orchestra and Jazz Band will begin at 7:30pm

The evening will conclude with our traditional grand finale closer: “White Christmas.” All chorus and orchestra alumni are invited to join us on stage!


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Legally Blonde opens Thursday, November 30th!

Coming to ARHS November 30, December 1, December 2 at 7pm: Legally Blonde the Musical! It’s the age-old story of girl meets boy… and gets dumped. She attempts to win him back but realizes along the way that her self worth and own ambitions far exceed his value of her. She ends up with the self-confidence and grit to earn a law degree from Harvard and, of course, finding true love, since this IS a musical.

Catch the show that reminds us to keep it positive! Advance tickets are available online at: https://legallyblondearhs.bpt.me or in the main office at ARHS.


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Fall Instrumental Concert, November 1


Please join us for the Fall Instrumental Concert on Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30pm in the ARHS auditorium. The Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II will all make their debut performances for the 2017-2018 school year. Students will perform folk songs such as Danny Boy and Ahrirang (Korean Folk Song), orchestral transcriptions: Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D Major, and some Latin jazz classics! Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students/senior citizens. NSMA members free.