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2019 Alumni Notes Newsletter

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Tuesday February 7th, 2023

Friday, Feb. 10, 2:30-7pm! Join us for the first Senior Art Show opening “What Have I Become?” All adults 18 and over must show proof of vaccination and ID. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday, Feb. 10, 2:30-7pm! Join us for the first Senior Art Show opening “What Have I Become?” All adults 18 and over must show proof of vaccination and ID.

Tuesday February 7th, 2023

Shoutout to Slick Rick (M&A '83), who received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Grammys! See his acceptance speech at 2:24 on the video:
www.grammy.com/videos/watch-nirvana-the-supremes-niles-rodgers-receive-lifetime-achievement-award...
"In an historic event, the Recording Academy honored titans of the music industry — past and present — at the 2023 Special Merit Awards Ceremony & 65th Annual GRAMMY Nominees Reception.".
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Shoutout to Slick Rick (M&A 83), who received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Grammys! See his acceptance speech at 2:24 on the video: 
https://www.grammy.com/videos/watch-nirvana-the-supremes-niles-rodgers-receive-lifetime-achievement-award-grammy-week-2023
In an historic event, the Recording Academy honored titans of the music industry — past and present — at the 2023 Special Merit Awards Ceremony & 65th Annual GRAMMY Nominees Reception..

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M&A fir ever! Congratulations

Great honor! M&A 4 Life!

yeah... Im PA '58 music

Friday February 3rd, 2023

Happy #FiorelloFriday! Enjoy a bit of today’s morning lobby performance! ... See MoreSee Less

Monday January 23rd, 2023

Join us Jan. 26 at 6:30pm for the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert! Adults $20/Students $15. Adults 18 and over must show proof of vaccination and ID. ... See MoreSee Less

Join us Jan. 26 at 6:30pm for the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert! Adults $20/Students $15. Adults 18 and over must show proof of vaccination and ID.

Wednesday January 18th, 2023

Don’t miss the amazing 2023 Winter Dance Showcase on Friday, Jan. 20 at 4pm & 7pm and Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2pm! Tickets will be available at the door - students $15/adults $20. Guests 18 and older must show ID and proof of vaccination. ... See MoreSee Less

Don’t miss the amazing 2023 Winter Dance Showcase on Friday, Jan. 20 at 4pm & 7pm and Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2pm! Tickets will be available at the door - students $15/adults $20. Guests 18 and older must show ID and proof of vaccination.

Tuesday January 10th, 2023

See the artwork of FIVE alumni in the exhibit "Come a Little Closer," opening January 12, 6-8pm at DC Moore Gallery in Chelsea (535 West 22nd Street). Mary Frank (M&A '49), Whitfield Lovell (M&A '77), Tom Burckhardt (M&A '82), Julia Jacquette (M&A '82), and Katy Schneider (M&A '82).
"The works in this exhibition measure from tiny to 15”. The artists that created them have varied motivations, but all the works are meant to be the size they are; in other words none are preparatory studies. Some play with ideas of “real scale,” some counter our expectations of detail, others luxuriate in the compression of information."
www.dcmooregallery.com/
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See the artwork of FIVE alumni in the exhibit Come a Little Closer, opening January 12, 6-8pm at DC Moore Gallery in Chelsea (535 West 22nd Street). Mary Frank (M&A 49), Whitfield Lovell (M&A 77), Tom Burckhardt (M&A 82), Julia Jacquette (M&A 82), and Katy Schneider (M&A 82). 
The works in this exhibition measure from tiny to 15”. The artists that created them have varied motivations, but all the works are meant to be the size they are; in other words none are preparatory studies. Some play with ideas of “real scale,” some counter our expectations of detail, others luxuriate in the compression of information.
https://www.dcmooregallery.com/

Friday January 6th, 2023

Here’s a sneak peek at tonight’s amazing Gospel Chorus Concert at 6:30pm! Dr. Darryl Jordan, Choir Director.
Tickets will be available at the door.
All adults 18 and over must show proof of Covid vaccination and ID to attend all LaGuardia events.
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Thursday January 5th, 2023

Join us on January 10 and 12 at 6:30pm for the LaGuardia Winter Musicales! Tickets are available online at: www.tix.com/ticket-sales/laguardiahs/699 or available at the door. $20 adults/$15 students. All adults 18 and over must show proof of vaccination and ID.

Winter Musicale #1, January 10
Concert Orchestra, Treble Chorus, Mixed Chorus, Symphony Orchestra

Winter Musicale #2, January 12
String Orchestra, Concert Band, Operetta Workshop, Elementary Chorus, Cantare
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Join us on January 10 and 12 at 6:30pm for the LaGuardia Winter Musicales! Tickets are available online at: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/laguardiahs/699 or available at the  door. $20 adults/$15 students. All adults 18 and over must show proof of vaccination and ID. 

Winter Musicale #1,  January 10
Concert Orchestra, Treble Chorus, Mixed Chorus, Symphony Orchestra 

Winter Musicale #2, January 12
String Orchestra, Concert Band, Operetta Workshop, Elementary Chorus, Cantare

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A great music event.

Tuesday January 3rd, 2023

Friday, January 6 at 6:30pm join us for the amazing Winter Gospel Concert! Students $15/Adults $20. Tickets will be available at the door. All guests over 18 must show ID and proof of vaccination. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday, January 6 at 6:30pm join us for the amazing Winter Gospel Concert! Students $15/Adults $20. Tickets will be available at the door.  All guests over 18 must show ID and proof of vaccination.

Friday December 23rd, 2022

Happy #fiorellofriday and happy holidays! ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful job M & A🎁🎉

Absolutely gorgeous!!!🤩

Awesome job!!!♥️

Love these arrangements and harmonies!

Great arrangement. Happy holidays

I’d love a copy of this arrangement!

Absolutely amazing.

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Friday December 23rd, 2022

For those of you who were unable to attend the wonderful Concert in Celebration of the life of Gabriel Kosakoff on October 17, 2022 at LaGuardia, the video is now available. Please enjoy this beautiful tribute to an incredible educator and human.

Gabriel Kosakoff graduated from the High School of Music & Art in 1944, was part of the Instrumental Music Faculty beginning in 1956, and was the Chair of the department until 1991.
Former faculty member Justin DiCioccio was the music director for the event, which featured performances by Bela Fleck, Larry Aberman, Daniel Druckman, Mark Sherman, Rand Steiger, Kenny Washington, and the LaGuardia High School Brass Ensemble, directed by Kevin Blancq.
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Thank you !! ❤️

Abigail Alperstein Ruttenberg

Oh my gosh, to see all these names again... 💖

Kyle Owens did you see this?

Friday December 16th, 2022

Shoutout to Dharon E. Jones (LaG '16), who stars with Nick Nolte in "Rittenhouse Square," which recently premiered at the Philadelphia Film Festival! filmdaily.co/craft/spotlight/rittenhouse-square-film/

"Rittenhouse Square contains themes such as hope, friendship, divinity, and the importance of mental health. It is about a young man named KJ who befriends an older homeless veteran, Barry. KJ struggles with thoughts of suicide after his father passes away."
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Shoutout to Dharon E. Jones (LaG 16), who stars with Nick Nolte in Rittenhouse Square, which recently premiered at the Philadelphia Film Festival! https://filmdaily.co/craft/spotlight/rittenhouse-square-film/

Rittenhouse Square contains themes such as hope, friendship, divinity, and the importance of mental health. It is about a young man named KJ who befriends an older homeless veteran, Barry. KJ struggles with thoughts of suicide after his father passes away.

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Bravo!! Wishing you much success with the film and your future. Nick Nolte is an amazing talent. You’re a lucky young man

yea:)

Friday December 16th, 2022

The LaGuardia Parents Association is raffling off HOUSE SEATS to the Broadway show of your choice (choose between MJ, Hamilton, Moulin Rouge, or Funny Girl). The lucky winner will be selected on December 21! Support the great work of the Parents Association and enter to win!
$20 gets you one chance to win: www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=HYT6R5RW3XECC
$100 gets you 6 chances to win: www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=EBMWBT95PBBRL
The lucky winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 21.
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The LaGuardia Parents Association is raffling off HOUSE SEATS to the Broadway show of your choice (choose between MJ, Hamilton, Moulin Rouge, or Funny Girl). The lucky winner will be selected on December 21! Support the great work of the Parents Association and enter to win! 
$20 gets you one chance to win: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=HYT6R5RW3XECC
$100 gets you 6 chances to win: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=EBMWBT95PBBRL
The lucky winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 21.

Friday December 16th, 2022

Check out TWO alumni voicing characters in "The Bad Guys," a new family friendly film on Netflix - Awkwafina (LaG '06) and Zazie Beetz (LaG '09)!

Watch The Bad Guys | Netflix
After a heist gone wrong, a wily wolf and his infamous crew of animal accomplices agree to become model citizens — or at least try to.
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Wednesday December 14th, 2022

Get your tickets to the amazing Semi-Annual Orchestra and Choral Concert Wednesday, December 21 and Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $20 adults/$15 students: www.tix.com/ticket-sales/laguardiahs/699
Senior Orchestra: Joseph Meyers, Conductor
Pieces by Dmitri Shostakovich, Carlos Franzetti, Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Senior Chorus: Jana Ballard, Conductor, Jeanne Cascio, Assistant Director, Dr. Christopher Koelzer, Accompanist
Pieces by Gregorio Allegri, Gabriel Fauré, John Rutter, Eric Whitacre, and Moses Hogan
Please note that adults must show ID and proof of vaccination.
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Get your tickets to the amazing Semi-Annual Orchestra and Choral Concert Wednesday, December 21 and Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $20 adults/$15 students: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/laguardiahs/699
Senior Orchestra: Joseph Meyers, Conductor
Pieces by Dmitri Shostakovich, Carlos Franzetti, Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Senior Chorus: Jana Ballard, Conductor, Jeanne Cascio, Assistant Director, Dr. Christopher Koelzer, Accompanist
Pieces by Gregorio Allegri, Gabriel Fauré, John Rutter, Eric Whitacre, and Moses Hogan
Please note that adults must show ID and proof of vaccination.

Friday December 9th, 2022

Enjoy a stroll through some of the Semi-Annual Art opening! ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome‼️

I am always amazed of the talent of these young kids...just kids- with the soul of an artist.who see the world around them or adjust that world to their singular perspective...Having artists in my family changed my vision and I know these young artists change all those who see their creations

Friday December 9th, 2022

See the lovely artwork of Judy Simon (M&A '57) at Palo Alto's Pacific Art League's 101st Anniversary Exhibition: "SmallMediumLarge." The in-person exhibition is through January 17, 2023, or view the artwork online at: www.pacificartleague.org/101st-anniversary-smallmediumlarge ... See MoreSee Less

See the lovely artwork of Judy Simon (M&A 57) at Palo Altos Pacific Art Leagues 101st Anniversary Exhibition: SmallMediumLarge. The in-person exhibition is through January 17, 2023, or view the artwork online at: https://www.pacificartleague.org/101st-anniversary-smallmediumlarge

Friday December 9th, 2022

Happy #FiorelloFriday! Enjoy a bit of today’s wonderful morning lobby concert and a peek at the beautiful art from the Semi-Annual Art Exhibit, which opens today! ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday December 7th, 2022

Come to the amazing Winter 2022 Semi-Annual Art Show on Friday, December 9 - preview 1-2:30 and opening celebration 2:30-7pm!
Must show ID and proof of vaccination. Suggested donation $20 adults/$5 students.
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Come to the amazing Winter 2022 Semi-Annual Art Show on Friday, December 9 - preview 1-2:30 and opening celebration 2:30-7pm!
Must show ID and proof of vaccination. Suggested donation $20 adults/$5 students.

Wednesday December 7th, 2022

Tickets are available one hour before the performances for the All-School Musical “Chicago” performances on Thursday 12/8 at 7pm, Friday 12/9 at 7pm, and Saturday 12/10 at 2pm and 7pm. $30. Tickets are not available online. Get there an hour early, with ID and proof of vaccination.
Directed by LaG '08 alumnus and Drama Faculty, Gasparo Capobianco-DiBlasi, and Conducted by Kevin Blancq. Enjoy the amazing show!
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Tickets are available one hour before the performances for the All-School Musical “Chicago” performances on Thursday 12/8 at 7pm, Friday 12/9 at 7pm, and Saturday 12/10 at 2pm and 7pm. $30. Tickets are not available online. Get there an hour early, with ID and proof of vaccination. 
Directed by LaG 08 alumnus and Drama Faculty, Gasparo Capobianco-DiBlasi, and Conducted by Kevin Blancq. Enjoy the amazing show!

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Is it possible to buy tickets today online?

Why the "Teen Edition"? This isn't the Bible Belt, and LaGuardia students are no ordinary teens.

If possible please support this kids this musical is very good and the performance is great! When you see this from the beginning through the end it is outstanding!!💯💃🕺🌹💜🙏🏽

Wednesday November 30th, 2022

Check out this PBS video including four alumni performing in the chorus at the NY Phil Reopening of David Geffen Hall!
Wayne Arthur (LaG '07), Cherisse Williams and Cherissia Williams (LaG '09), and Omar Bowey (LaG '11). The video will stream on PBS until December 2, 2022:
www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/ny-phil-reopening-of-david-geffen-hall-about/14020/

This concert special led by the New York Philharmonic Music Director Jaap van Zweden inaugurates the newly renovated David Geffen Hall. Recorded October 28, the concert features a performance of “Ode to Joy” as the finale of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony along with a world premiere work by Puerto Rican composer Angélica Negrón celebrating the ritual of gathering around music and art. Under the baton of Music Director Jaap Van Zweden the concert features performances from soloists Joélle Harvey, Kelley O’Connor, Issachah Savage and Davóne Tineschorus for Ode to joy and “You are the Prelude” by Angelica Negron.
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Check out this PBS video including four alumni performing in the chorus at the NY Phil Reopening of David Geffen Hall! 
Wayne Arthur (LaG 07), Cherisse Williams and Cherissia Williams (LaG 09), and Omar Bowey (LaG 11). The video will stream on PBS until December 2, 2022:
https://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/ny-phil-reopening-of-david-geffen-hall-about/14020/ 

This concert special led by the New York Philharmonic Music Director Jaap van Zweden inaugurates the newly renovated David Geffen Hall. Recorded October 28, the concert features a performance of “Ode to Joy” as the finale of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony along with a world premiere work by Puerto Rican composer Angélica Negrón celebrating the ritual of gathering around music and art. Under the baton of Music Director Jaap Van Zweden the concert features performances from soloists Joélle Harvey, Kelley O’Connor, Issachah Savage and Davóne Tineschorus for Ode to joy and “You are the Prelude” by Angelica Negron.

Tuesday November 29th, 2022

November 30 is the opening night of LaGuardia's All School Musical "Chicago" (teen edition)! Previews are on November 30 and December 1, and performances continue through December 10. Get your tickets before they're all gone at www.tix.com/ticket-sales/laguardiahs/699
Directed by LaG '08 alumnus and Drama Faculty, Gasparo Capobianco-DiBlasi and Conducted by Kevin Blancq.
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November 30 is the opening night of LaGuardias All School Musical Chicago (teen edition)! Previews are on November 30 and December 1, and performances continue through December 10. Get your tickets before theyre all gone at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/laguardiahs/699
Directed by LaG 08 alumnus and Drama Faculty, Gasparo Capobianco-DiBlasi and Conducted by Kevin Blancq.

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Emma Gonzalez

Tuesday November 29th, 2022

Watch this amazing performance on Jimmy Fallon of Lorna Courtney (LaG '16 vocal), star of the new musical And Juliet Broadway!" Lorna was the recipient of numerous Alumni & Friends scholarships and awards that helped hone her craft and led her on her path to BROADWAY! She starred in the LaGuardia all-school musicals and she was an intern in the Alumni & Friends office! Go Lorna! ... See MoreSee Less

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Brava!!

Saw her and cast in dress. Lorna was incredible. Will be back in January!

Monday November 28th, 2022

Tune into NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday, November 28th @ 11:35pm ET to see Lorna Courtney (LaG '16) perform LIVE with the cast of Broadway's new hit musical "& Juliet!" ... See MoreSee Less

Tune into NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday, November 28th @ 11:35pm ET to see Lorna Courtney (LaG 16) perform LIVE with the cast of Broadways new hit musical & Juliet!

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Saw it on Saturday, it was fabulous and she was spectacular!

Friday November 18th, 2022

Happy #FiorelloFriday! Today we share about the first principal of the High School of Music and Art (from 1937-1959).
From his 1974 obituary in the NY Times: "Noting that only 10 to 15 percent of the school's students became professional artists or musicians, he said 'But that's not what we are after. We give them something they'll have all their lives.' He expressed the belief that students with talent in music and art generally will do superior work in their other courses, too."
An alumna from 1957 recently shared about Principal Steigman: "During the winter every Friday after school he, and lots of students, went to the Wollman ice skating rink in Central Park."
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Happy #FiorelloFriday! Today we share about the first principal of the High School of Music and Art (from 1937-1959). 
From his 1974 obituary in the NY Times: Noting that only 10 to 15 percent of the schools students became professional artists or musicians, he said But thats not what we are after. We give them something theyll have all their lives. He expressed the belief that students with talent in music and art generally will do superior work in their other courses, too.
An alumna from 1957 recently shared about Principal Steigman: During the winter every Friday after school he, and lots of students, went to the Wollman ice skating rink in Central Park.

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Yes they do!!!!

I have owned "Accent on Talent" for many years. It is quite self-congratulatory, and one amusing passage tells of Steigman being confronted with girls wanting to wear "slacks" to school (that generation would never say "pants," which suggested underpants or panties). He wrote this couplet: "Slacks are not for you intended, unless you are diminuended."

I remember him well

He was a treasure.

Charles Klein. Fyi

I remember Dr. Steigman well. He was a treasure. Slacks were allowed, simply out of necessity. Imagine trying to play the cello while wearing a skirt, or trying to sit at a potter's wheel in a skirt. Not practical.

I remember Dr. Steigman

One day in 2015, when the La Guardia HS library was throwing out books, I found Principal Steigman’s book about Music and Art HS, “Accent on Talent: New York’s High School of Music and Art” on the sidewalk. An amazing intellectual book about education at the school. I can imagine Principal Sorenson writing his own version of this work but cannot imagine the principals who came after him having the interest or the ability to even read it.

I bought his book as soon as it was published and still peruse it occasionally. I never met him in person but he was always someone we were aware of while we were students at that glorious school.

Amazing

A great man indeed! Class of 1956

A WONDER OF A MAN! Made a difference in the world.❤

Yes, he left a legacy of love of Art and Music throughout one’s life. Nina Raskin, class of winter, 1951

He was so open to all forms of art. In 1972, he submitted an entry to a playwriting contest at the University of Chicago. Didn’t win, but oh! what an expansive mind.

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Thursday November 17th, 2022

Join artist Mary Frank (M&A '49) at her opening November 17, 6-7:30pm at DC Moore Gallery. The exhibit "What Color Courage?" is new and historic work by Mary Frank, featuring mixed media paintings, painted stones, sculptures, along with several groups of works on paper from 1990-2022. Through December 22, 2022.
DC Moore Gallery is located in Chelsea at 535 West 22nd Street, New York, NY.
www.dcmooregallery.com/exhibitions/mary-frank-what-color-courage
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Join artist Mary Frank (M&A 49) at her opening November 17, 6-7:30pm at DC Moore Gallery. The exhibit What Color Courage? is new and historic work by Mary Frank, featuring mixed media paintings, painted stones, sculptures, along with several groups of works on paper from 1990-2022. Through December 22, 2022. 
DC Moore Gallery is located in Chelsea at 535 West 22nd Street, New York, NY.
https://www.dcmooregallery.com/exhibitions/mary-frank-what-color-courage

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This is an exquisite exhibit.

Thursday November 17th, 2022

Get your tickets to LaGuardia's All-School Musical - CHICAGO Teen Edition! Performances are November 30-December 10, $30 per ticket ($20 for previews November 30 and December 1): www.laguardiahspa.org/all-school-musical
Please remember that we are following current DOE health and safety guidelines. All adult guests must show ID and proof of vaccination to enter a DOE building to attend a performance. Students do not need to provide proof of vaccination.

Showtimes are:
Wednesday, November 30 @ 5 pm (preview)
Thursday, December 1 @ 5 pm (preview)
Friday, December 2 @ 2 pm
Friday, December 2 @ 7 pm
Saturday, December 3 @ 2 pm
Saturday, December 3 @ 7 pm
Thursday, December 8 @ 7 pm
Friday, December 9 @ 7 pm
Saturday, December 10 @ 2 pm
Saturday, December 10 @ 7 pm.
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Get your tickets to LaGuardias All-School Musical - CHICAGO Teen Edition! Performances are November 30-December 10, $30 per ticket ($20 for previews November 30 and December 1): https://www.laguardiahspa.org/all-school-musical
Please remember that we are following current DOE health and safety guidelines. All adult guests must show ID and proof of vaccination to enter a DOE building to attend a performance. Students do not need to provide proof of vaccination.

Showtimes are: 
Wednesday, November 30 @ 5 pm (preview)
Thursday, December 1 @ 5 pm  (preview)
Friday, December 2 @ 2 pm
Friday, December 2 @ 7 pm
Saturday, December 3 @ 2 pm
Saturday, December 3 @ 7 pm
Thursday, December 8 @ 7 pm
Friday, December 9 @ 7 pm
Saturday, December 10 @ 2 pm
Saturday, December 10 @ 7 pm.

Thursday November 17th, 2022

The LaGuardia Parents Association is selling raffle tickets for the Jingle Ball, which is a sold out holiday concert at Madison Square Garden on Friday, December 9. With Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Charlie Puth, Backstreet Boys, The Kid LAROI, AJR, Demi Lovato, Lauv, Ava Max, Dove Cameron, and Jax.
1 ticket for $20 - tinyurl.com/53j78xaf
6 tickets for $100 - tinyurl.com/3ny4s7ek
More about the Jingle Ball: www.msg.com/calendar/madison-square-garden-december-2022-z100s-jingle-ball
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The LaGuardia Parents Association is selling raffle tickets for the Jingle Ball, which is a sold out holiday concert at Madison Square Garden on Friday, December 9. With Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Charlie Puth, Backstreet Boys, The Kid LAROI, AJR, Demi Lovato, Lauv, Ava Max, Dove Cameron, and Jax.
1 ticket for $20 - https://tinyurl.com/53j78xaf
6 tickets for $100 - tinyurl.com/3ny4s7ek
More about the Jingle Ball: https://www.msg.com/calendar/madison-square-garden-december-2022-z100s-jingle-ball

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anyone still looking for tickets? I got 4 tickets for sale

I’m selling 4 Jingle ball Due Lipa tickets at Madison Square Garden NY. Section 115 Row 14. Message me privately if you’re interested

Thursday November 10th, 2022

What a treat! Today ALL LaGuardia students, faculty, and staff will be attending a private performance of Kurt Jooss’ 'The Green Table' presented by The Paul Taylor Dance Company at Lincoln Center! www.davidhkochtheater.com/tickets-and-events/paul-taylor/
Principal Vasconcelos writes: "This is one of the most influential artistic works of the 20th century. To honor and revive this masterpiece, The Paul Taylor Dance Company recently presented The Green Table at Chatham, NY’s PS21, and at The 92nd Street Y. Now Paul Tayor is presenting it as part of Lincoln Center’s Fall 2022 season, and has scheduled a special, private performance just for LaGuardia. We are so grateful to be invited to this relevant and timeless example of how artists respond to war, conflict, reconciliation, and peace through their artistic medium."
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What a treat! Today ALL LaGuardia students, faculty, and staff will be attending a private performance of Kurt Jooss’ The Green Table presented by The Paul Taylor Dance Company at Lincoln Center! https://www.davidhkochtheater.com/tickets-and-events/paul-taylor/
Principal Vasconcelos writes: This is one of the most influential artistic works of the 20th century. To honor and revive this masterpiece, The Paul Taylor Dance Company recently presented The Green Table at Chatham, NY’s PS21, and at The 92nd Street Y. Now Paul Tayor is presenting it as part of Lincoln Center’s Fall 2022 season, and has scheduled a special, private performance just for LaGuardia. We are so grateful to be invited to this relevant and timeless example of how artists respond to war, conflict, reconciliation, and peace through their artistic medium.

Thursday November 10th, 2022

Shoutout to Joy Sunday (LaG '14, and former intern in the Alumni & Friends office!) for her role as Bianca in the upcoming Netflix series "Wednesday!" Premieres November 23, 2022. www.thelist.com/1057255/meet-the-cast-of-netflixs-wednesday/
She got her start in 2018 with a role on the Lucas Till show "MacGyver." Since then, she has appeared in the show "Yas Kween," "Dear White People," the horror film "The Beta Test," the Hulu film "Bad Hair," and the Channing Tatum-led film "Dog."
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Shoutout to Joy Sunday (LaG 14, and former intern in the Alumni & Friends office!) for her role as Bianca in the upcoming Netflix series Wednesday! Premieres November 23, 2022.  https://www.thelist.com/1057255/meet-the-cast-of-netflixs-wednesday/
She got her start in 2018 with a role on the Lucas Till show MacGyver. Since then, she has appeared in the show Yas Kween, Dear White People, the horror film The Beta Test, the Hulu film Bad Hair, and the Channing Tatum-led film Dog.

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Fantastic 76'

wow... wonderful PA music 1958

Thursday November 10th, 2022

Check out the new single by Caroline Meade (LaG '19)! Caroline is currently studying at NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday November 7th, 2022

Enjoy some of the Student Curated Art Show that opened on November 4! Mezzanine level of LaGuardia. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday November 3rd, 2022

Come to LaGuardia tomorrow for the first student art exhibition of the school year! The opening of the Student Curated Art Show: REFLECTION is from 2pm to 7pm, Friday, November 4th. There is an additional viewing opportunity on Saturday, November 5th from 10am to 2pm.

Works are on display in the lobby, mezzanine, and in the second floor art gallery. Suggested admission is $15 for adults, $5 for students.

** Please be sure to bring proof of vaccination if you would like to come into the LaGuardia school building to see the exhibition. **
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Come to LaGuardia tomorrow for the first student art exhibition of the school year! The opening of the Student Curated Art Show: REFLECTION is from 2pm to 7pm, Friday, November 4th. There is an additional viewing opportunity on Saturday, November 5th from 10am to 2pm.

Works are on display in the lobby, mezzanine, and in the second floor art gallery. Suggested admission is $15 for adults, $5 for students.

** Please be sure to bring proof of vaccination if you would like to come into the LaGuardia school building to see the exhibition. **

Thursday November 3rd, 2022

Look who came back to school! We are so grateful to opera singer Laquita Mitchell, LaG '94, who returned to LaGuardia to give master classes to vocal students. Her Soprano voice graced the halls and the students were mesmerized! A giant thank you to Malcolm J. Merriweather as well, who also worked with the students.

Pictured from left to right: T.J. Walker - accompanist and Musical Director of LaGuardia Gospel Choir, Darryl Jordan - LaGuardia Choir Director and Voice Instructor and Director of the LaGuardia Gospel Choir, Laquita Mitchell - Opera Singer and Voice Professor at Mannes College of Music and Brooklyn College, and Malcolm J. Merriweather - conductor, musical director and faculty at Brooklyn College, Director of the Dessoff Choirs and the newly appointed Conductor of the NY Philharmonic Chorus.
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Look who came back to school! We are so grateful to opera singer Laquita Mitchell, LaG 94, who returned to LaGuardia to give master classes to vocal students. Her Soprano voice graced the halls and the students were mesmerized! A giant thank you to Malcolm J. Merriweather as well, who also worked with the students. 

Pictured from left to right: T.J. Walker - accompanist and Musical Director of LaGuardia Gospel Choir, Darryl Jordan - LaGuardia Choir Director and Voice Instructor and Director of the LaGuardia Gospel Choir, Laquita Mitchell - Opera Singer and Voice Professor at Mannes College of Music and Brooklyn College, and Malcolm J. Merriweather - conductor, musical director and faculty at Brooklyn College, Director of the Dessoff Choirs and the newly appointed Conductor of the NY Philharmonic Chorus.

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What a small world! I just sang with them with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus at Chautauqua. Lag Alum ‘11 here 🙂

Tuesday November 1st, 2022

Enjoy a snippet of the amazing performance by Béla Fleck at the Gabriel Kosakoff Memorial Concert on October 17! www.belafleck.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday November 1st, 2022

Shoutout to Adam Ali-Perez (LaG '11, Instrumental) on his Broadway debut in "Hamilton!"
He is a Universal Swing, working with the New York cast through December 2022. He will be covering multiple tracks, in different companies of "Hamilton" through 2023.
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Shoutout to Adam Ali-Perez (LaG 11, Instrumental) on his Broadway debut in Hamilton! 
He is a Universal Swing, working with the New York cast through December 2022. He will be covering multiple tracks, in different companies of Hamilton through 2023.

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Welcome back and Congrats Adam Ali-Perez!!! 👏🏾🍾

Monday October 31st, 2022

Happy Halloween from the haunted halls of LaGuardia! 💀🎃👻 #lagoween2022 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Halloween from the haunted halls of LaGuardia!  💀🎃👻 #lagoween2022

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Hailey BG

Very cool 😎

Friday October 28th, 2022

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Friday October 28th, 2022

Enjoy some of the amazing Alumni Percussion Quintet from the Gabriel Kosakoff Memorial Concert on October 17, performing “Blue Rhythm” by Anthony Korf.
Four of the five alumni are playing the same parts they played at Music & Art in 1974! Justin DiCioccio conductor. Larry Aberman (‘82), Dan Druckman (‘76), Mark Sherman (‘75), Rand Steiger (‘75), Kenny Washington (‘76).
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Ken & Dan was in my percussion ensemble classes & The Great Justin Di Cioccio was our Director & Teacher Amazing Performance

Ehran Elisha did you see this?

Ehran Elisha did you see this?

Thursday October 27th, 2022

We present the first LaG student concert of the year! Join us November 4 at 6:30pm for the LaGuardia Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra! Adults must show proof of vaccination and ID. Tickets are available online at laguardiahs.org/events and at the door (cash only). ... See MoreSee Less

We present the first LaG student concert of the year! Join us November 4 at 6:30pm for the LaGuardia Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra! Adults must show proof of vaccination and ID. Tickets are available online at laguardiahs.org/events and at the door (cash only).

Thursday October 27th, 2022

Congratulations to furniture designer Sophie Glenn (LaG '07)! Boston’s Society of Arts + Crafts announced that Sophie Glenn is the 2022 recipient of the John D. Mineck Fellowship, a high-profile award with an unrestricted $25,000 prize given annually to an early-career furniture artist. www.furninfo.com/furniture-industry-news/15666 ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to furniture designer Sophie Glenn (LaG 07)! Boston’s Society of Arts + Crafts announced that Sophie Glenn is the 2022 recipient of the John D. Mineck Fellowship, a high-profile award with an unrestricted $25,000 prize given annually to an early-career furniture artist. https://www.furninfo.com/furniture-industry-news/15666

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Thanks for sharing!

Thursday October 13th, 2022

Join us for the LaGuardia Faculty and Staff Art Show, Friday October 14, 1-7pm in the 2nd floor Art Gallery! ... See MoreSee Less

Join us for the LaGuardia Faculty and Staff Art Show, Friday October 14, 1-7pm in the 2nd floor Art Gallery!