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Hot Pretzel performs during Porchfest Saturday, June 1.

Newton “Porchfest” grows community of local musicians

Eric Lam, Arts editor June 23, 2024

An afternoon of genres ranging from self-composed reggae grooves to iconic rock and roll songs, Porchfest featured live music from all corners of the Newton music community Saturday, June 1 from 12 p.m....

A Springfest information flyer, Friday, April 3 2024.

Springfest welcomes in the season with blissful arrangements

William Yanhs, Arts Editor May 10, 2024

Springfest, the music department’s annual concert, artfully rang in the Spring season April 10 in the Lasker Performing Arts Center. Featuring performances from the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Symphonic...

Crowds gather on front lawns to watch locals perform for Porchfest Saturday, June 4.

North students discover music opportunities in the local community

Noah Kesselman, Features editor February 17, 2023

Walking from house to house at Porchfest last summer, music fans stopped to listen to local country enthusiasts, reminiscent ‘80s rockers, and the occasional cello player, but they may have also come...

The orchestra and combined choirs, led by music teacher Adam Grossman perform Vivaldis Gloria

Student musicians captivate audience in Winterfest performance

Evelyn Mace, Arts editor February 16, 2023

North’s wind ensemble, symphonic band, combined choirs, and orchestra wove together sophisticated harmonies in Winterfest, the school’s annual winter concert. Directed and conducted by music teachers...

(Courtesy of Theatre Ink)

Theatre Ink’s Cabaret Troupe prepares for opening night

Leah Ziskin March 9, 2022

Cabaret Troupe’s, “Light the Way,” strives to tell important stories through contemporary musical theater. Directed by seniors Naomi Wolfe and Lily Ranalli, with music directed by junior Jack Kalish-Demaris...

Cabaret Troupe invokes powerful message of change through song, dance

Cabaret Troupe invokes powerful message of change through song, dance

Angela Nie April 13, 2021

Actors performed a wide selection of songs about change in this year's Cabaret Troupe performance, “It Starts With Us,” despite the difficulties brought on by COVID. Directed by senior Emma Bradshaw...

Music Mentors cultivates musical passion in young children

Music Mentors cultivates musical passion in young children

Shira Lobron April 6, 2021

With most in-person concerts and rehearsals put on hold, student-musicians are limited in their performing arts opportunities. To fill this gap, North’s Music Mentors program has stepped in, working...

Newtonite writer Arjun Shatkin composes and produces singles

Newtonite writer Arjun Shatkin composes and produces singles

Arjun Shatkin January 11, 2021

Street noise streams through the open windows, but I cannot hear it. I am putting the finishing touches on a music project that has been in the works for days, and I am immersed in sound. My project is...

(Photo from Instagram)

Will Goldsmith goes viral with multi-genre cover of 'The Office' theme song

Arjun Shatkin May 20, 2020

In the past few months, sophomore Will Goldsmith has taken to social media to post covers and renditions of various popular songs. He loops guitar lines, makes beats, and improvises in posts to his tens...

(Photo courtesy of Naomi Wolfe)

Artist Spotlight: Naomi Wolfe releases music to develop fan base

Sophie Fredberg January 24, 2020

“My entire life, I’ve wanted to tour and release music, which seems kind of unachievable,” said sophomore and singer-songwriter Naomi Wolfe. “A lot of people want fame, but I just love writing...

(Photo by Ian DIckerman)

Artist Spotlight: Julianna Walsh employs music experience on original material

Arjun Shatkin January 5, 2020

Earlier this year, junior Julianna Walsh, a student singer-songwriter, stepped out of her comfort zone to create her debut EP Inner Monologue, which will be released soon. Walsh says she came into the...

North, South Jazz ensembles raise money for scholarship fund

North, South Jazz ensembles raise money for scholarship fund

Sophie Fredberg December 20, 2019

North and South Jazz ensembles performed to raise money for the Newton Music Ambassadors Scholarship Fund (MASF) Friday, Nov. 22, at the American Legion Post. MASF was created by North and South to...

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