On Friday, May 8, Windward debuted its first Virtual Arts Night, organized by Junior Oliver Grynberg. With the support of Kevin Newman and other admins, Oliver planned the entire 19-act, two hour show, including MCing the event and performing himself.
"The Arts community at Windward is incredibly important to me. When we shifted to remote learning and concerts and performances were canceled, I was extremely sad. I wanted to find a way to celebrate the talents and the hard work of the artists at Windward and hear from them one more time this year,” said Oliver.
The evening featured an array of different genres including musical performances, poetry readings, songs, original films, and even some amazing magic tricks! From Middle School students to Seniors and faculty members, the performers lit up the virtual stage and put on an amazing show for the Windward community.
“This experience has been incredible. This was a super special event for not only those watching, but the performers as well,” said Oliver.
Click here to view the event in its entirety. (Please note, the event starts at 7 minutes in.) The evening also marked the first time that the School has livestreamed a Zoom event via its Facebook page. The Virtual Arts Night Facebook stream has been viewed more than 1,000 times since Friday.
A full list of performances can be found below. We are so proud of each and every performer. Bravo!
Windward Arts Night Set List
- Phoebe Eskovitz-- Fire, Sara Bareilles
- Dr. Bruce Eskovitz-- Somewhere Over the Rainbow, From Wizard of Oz
- Julia Maisel-Berick-- Asteroid 6984, Original Song
- Hudson Brown-- Nighthawk, Original film
- Abby Ribakoff-- Not While I’m Around, From Sweeney Todd
- Lydia Kresin-- “Harp” prelude, Sergei Prokofiev
- Wyatt Peers-- A Song, Original Song
- Juliana Bologna-- White Sneakers, Original Poem
- BoJameson Ebeling-- October 33, Black Pumas
- Lisa Weinstein-- Violin Sonata in G minor, Johan Sebastian Bach
- Oliver Grynberg-- Easier Way, Original Song
- Noah Goldsmith and Hudson Brown-- Grandpa Saul’s Guide to Love and Parties, Original Film
- Jane Blythe-- California, Joni Mitchel
- Capp Gordon-- Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, Johan Sebastian Bach
- Riley Tanner, Drew Mickleson, Grace Milstein-- Take It Easy, Eagles
- Nina Antoni-- Consequences, Camillo Cabello
- Zane St. John-- Some Enchanted Evening, From South Pacific
- Stanley Zhou-- Imagination, Magic Routine
- Daniel Koh-- Do You Hear the People Sing and You’ll Never Walk Alone, Mashup