Upcoming Events

Sun Nov 02

Apollo Orchestra - performance

Robert L. Smith Mtg Rm
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Apollo Orchestra, the Sidwell Friends Upper School Chorus and Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists will be performing choral works and verissmo opera including selections from Puccini’s La Bohème, La Rondine, Madame Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, and Tosca. For more information see www.apolloorchestra.com

Fri Nov 21

THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, by JAY PRESSON ALLEN

Arts Center Theater
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Miss Brodie is a teacher, a formidable figure who molds young minds to her form. And what is more, she is so intensely interesting that the girls admire her above all else. But Miss Brodie is not honest. She prevaricates and then tells the girls to do as she tells them, not as she does herself. She is having an affair with the music teacher and has had one with the art teacher, and this is not the most exemplary conduct. A fantastic letter which some of her students write in her name to her lover falls into the headmistress' hands. Dismissal is averted by Miss Brodie's indomitable pluck as she threatens to sue for libel. One girl grows too wise too soon and turns on Miss Brodie.

Sat Nov 22

THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, by JAY PRESSON ALLEN

AC Theater
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Miss Brodie is a teacher, a formidable figure who molds young minds to her form. And what is more, she is so intensely interesting that the girls admire her above all else. But Miss Brodie is not honest. She prevaricates and then tells the girls to do as she tells them, not as she does herself. She is having an affair with the music teacher and has had one with the art teacher, and this is not the most exemplary conduct. A fantastic letter which some of her students write in her name to her lover falls into the headmistress' hands. Dismissal is averted by Miss Brodie's indomitable pluck as she threatens to sue for libel. One girl grows too wise too soon and turns on Miss Brodie.

Sun Nov 23

THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, by JAY PRESSON ALLEN

Arts Center Theater
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Miss Brodie is a teacher, a formidable figure who molds young minds to her form. And what is more, she is so intensely interesting that the girls admire her above all else. But Miss Brodie is not honest. She prevaricates and then tells the girls to do as she tells them, not as she does herself. She is having an affair with the music teacher and has had one with the art teacher, and this is not the most exemplary conduct. A fantastic letter which some of her students write in her name to her lover falls into the headmistress' hands. Dismissal is averted by Miss Brodie's indomitable pluck as she threatens to sue for libel. One girl grows too wise too soon and turns on Miss Brodie.

Sun Dec 14

US Winter Choral Concert

Robert L. Smith Mtg Rm
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wed Dec 17

US Winter Instrumental Concert

AC Theater
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri Feb 06

US Dance Ensemble Winter Performance (tent.)

AC Theater
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fri Feb 13

BSU Show

AC Theater
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri Mar 13

US Musical Performance

AC Theater
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat Mar 14

US Musical Performance

AC Theater
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sun Mar 15

US Musical Performance

AC Theater
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fri May 01

US Spring Choral Concert

Robert L. Smith Mtg Rm
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sun May 03

US Instrumental Music Spring Concert

AC Theater
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fri May 15

US Spring Play Performance

AC Theater
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat May 16

US Spring Play Performance

AC Theater
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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."