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SAR HS Shows Talents At Night of the Arts

The Hive was abuzz with the sounds of the crowd as they entered SAR High School eagerly anticipating the annual Night of the Arts last week. The program is the culminating event of the arts year and showcases a collection of fine and performing arts that highlights the artistry and creativity of the SAR student body.

The evening featured a live mural challenge that had students painting a mural from start to finish in real time throughout the span of the night. The focus of the mural painting this year was different scenes from Israel. Student paintings were on display, featuring themes important to the artists. Many elements from the portfolios of students from all grades were showcased.

After the exhibit portion of the program, students escorted guests into the auditorium where they were treated to some of the most moving musical performances. Students, parents and faculty were awed by the SAR String Ensemble under the direction of Carey White. The group was composed of violinists and cellists and performed a medley of “Sunrise, Sunset” and “Tumbalalaika.” The evening also featured the SAR High School Band, under the direction of Jordan Hirsch, playing jazz and rock standards.

“Performing at Night of the Arts was a really special experience,” said Senior Noah Marks. “Being able to creatively showcase my talents beside my friends was something that I feel is truly unique to SAR, and I’m definitely going to miss it.”

One of the highlights of the show was a student-performed self-choreographed dance by Gabriella Friedman. The dance, inspired by her recent visit to the Nova exhibit, centered around the theme of butterflies and that even though the Nova concert was cut tragically short, we will learn to dance once again. The performance was a moving testament to the power of art to heal.

“It is very inspiring to see so many talented students coming together to perform in ways that we don’t get to experience during the school day,” said Dr. Gillian Steinberg, SAR English teacher.

The evening also featured original student musical compositions as well as original slam poetry. “We’re so proud of the creativity and technical skill of our artists and musicians who shared their talents with our community and have grown so much over the past year,” said Rabbi Kenny Birnbaum, Performing Arts Department chair.

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