Upcoming Events

Fri Apr 28

US Spring Choral Concert & Reception

Robert L. Smith Meeting Room
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Join us for the last choral concert of the year and a post-concert reception to celebrate our singers and their director, John Touchton. All are invited.

Sun Apr 30

US Instrumental Music Concert & BBQ

US Courtyard & RLS Meeting Room
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Outdoor Spring Concert & BBQ!

US Chamber Orchestra- and the music of Antonin Dvorak, Astor Piazolla, Igor Stravinsky & John Williams.

US Jazz Ensembles I & II- and the music of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, George Russell, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver,
Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker & Snarky Puppy.

The ROCKLANDS BBQ Food Truck will be on-site from 1:00pm-4:30pm where anyone can purchase delicious BBQ while enjoying the student music. There will be options for vegetarians. Please bring an appetite, and many family/friends. We will have folding chairs for the audience, but feel free to bring your own comfy portable chair(s) if you wish. In case of inclement weather, the concert will occur in the RLS Meeting Room.

Fri May 19

US Art Show and Reception

Daryl Reich Rubenstein Gallery, Arts center
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

US Play Performance: "MUSEUM"

Mary Ellen Caplin Theater
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Get tickets at Theater Box Office

Sat May 20

US Play Performance: "MUSEUM"

Mary Ellen Caplin Theater
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Get tickets at Theater Box Office

Sun May 21

US Play Performance: "MUSEUM"

Mary Ellen Caplin Theater
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Get tickets at Theater Box Office


The Arts at Sidwell Friends School

The Arts program at Sidwell Friends reflects our conviction that all our students have within them the light of creativity and can learn much of value from their own and others’ creative work. The program encourages students to discover, develop, and express their own creative impulses and talents and to celebrate the fundamental place of the Arts in human life. Through courses in visual and performance arts and opportunities to share their efforts with the wider community, students discern the historical, cultural, and social context and meaning of the Arts as they learn the importance of process as well as product. They learn to take risks, to grow from failure, and to strive for excellence. They encounter the power of creative energy and personal discipline through both individual work and commitment to an ensemble. Through these experiences, they come to understand more about Art as an expression of the Quaker belief that "there is that of God in every person."