School notes: BGHS to present Senior Art Show
Updated: January 7, 2013 10:00AM
Outstanding senior artists in advanced classes at Buffalo Grove High School will exhibit their works in the annual Senior Art Show from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 18 in the school cafeteria.
The art show will be held on the same evening as the school’s Winter Choral Showcase. Organizes encourage concert attendees to consider taking in the exhibit as well.
On display will be a variety of drawings, paintings, jewelry, sculpture and photography. Complimentary refreshments will be provided by the BGHS Art Department. Admission is free. For more information, call the department at (847) 718-4341.
Annual Winter Choral Showcase
Buffalo Grove High School’s annual Winter Choral Showcase will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 in the school’s Miller Theater. The school is located at 1100 W. Dundee Road in Buffalo Grove.
The program will feature BGHS’ Freshman Choir, Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Choir, all under the direction of Debora Utley. Several featured soloists will perform as well. Organizers said the concert promises to be a holiday delight for all.
‘The Best of BG’
Buffalo Grove High School is proud to announce it is continuing for a second year the creative arts event, “The Best of BG: An Evening of Fine Arts.”
The event will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in the school’s Miller Theater, and is open to the community. The school is located at the corner of Dundee and Arlington Heights roads in Buffalo Grove.
According to Kate Hutchinson, Fine and Performing Arts co-coordinator, the talent-saturated program “features wonderful students” and showcases a wide spectrum of fine arts performers, all in one venue. The students, considered as some of the school’s most talented, were nominated by the fine arts staff to showcase their individual strengths. There will be dancers, instrumentalists, vocalists, debaters and actors, visual artists, and more, including soloists and a scene from a recent theatrical production that comprise the two acts of the show — which will end with a fun holiday number led by IHSA all-state performer, senior Joe Cavaiani.
“The combined artistic talent of our students is unmatched in the region,” said Hutchinson, who is organizing the event. “Anyone who appreciates the arts, whether it be visual arts, music, dance, drama, or the spoken word, will enjoy this showcase of top talent.”
A donation to benefit the school’s fine arts program will be gratefully accepted at the door. For more information, call (847) 718-4047.
Wheeling hosts Children’s Performance Workshop
On the heels of its successful performance in Dance Chicago’s Future Stars concert at the Athenaeum Theatre, Wheeling High School Orchesis announces its 17th annual Children’s Performance Workshop to be held Dec. 8 at the school. This yearly workshop is open to children ages 3-13, preschool through eighth-grade.
Children can choose to participate in an afternoon workshop with orchesis members, then perform with the company in conjunction with the evening showcase concert at 7 p.m. Workshops are available in boys dance, drama, dance with props, preschool, ballet, musical theatre, jazz/hip-hop, and contemporary/lyrical.
The showcase concert will feature Children’s Workshop participants, WHS alumni dancers, and current WHS Orchesis members.
The $25 fee includes workshop registration, certificate, free child’s admission to the concert, one adult ticket, and commemorative T-shirt. Workshops run from 3:30-6 p.m. with the performance at 7 p.m. Children are welcome to stay for an optional pizza party between the workshop and performance.
Classes are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Open registration will be accepted on Dec. 8 for spots in any open classes. Registration forms are available in the school’s front office, through the WHS website, or by contacting director Diane Rawlinson at email@example.com.
On Dec. 7, Wheeling Orchesis will share the stage with students from the curricular dance classes and dancers of York High School, directed by WHS alumnae Anna Sapozhnikov. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and will also feature an encore performance of Orchesis’ Dance Chicago pieces.
This year Orchesis is celebrating the accomplishments of its alumni who have continued their careers in dance. In addition to the alumni performing Dec. 8, and York High school dancers under the direction of Sapozhnikov on Dec. 7, Ben Burke (musical theatre performer in Chicago) will choreograph for orchesis in January. Early in 2013, Sara Lazar Glodoski will teach a day of master classes to all dance students, Christine Selander Widall will bring her dancers from Niles West High School to perform in Dance for Life’s Next Generation, and Brittany Cederburg’s students will perform as guests in Wheeling’s February concert.
The general public is welcome to attend either or both the Dec. 7 or 8 concerts. Admission is $5; tickets are available at the door.