Dreaming of Summer: Enroll in Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Summer Arts Program!
Early-bird discounts available through March 30
Jazz, Rock, Musical Theater, and Music Technology Classes among offerings
As winter continues its icy grip, what better time of year to start making plans for summer?
Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Summer Arts Program (SAP) provides budding musicians in the 2nd through 10th grades multiple opportunities for artistic exploration and friendship. Taught by top-flight faculty, offerings include instrumental classes, chamber music, chorus, large ensembles, visual arts, rock, jazz, musical theatre, and frequent performance opportunities. Students at all levels receive instruction in a program individually tailored to their needs and interests.
“Unfettered by schoolwork and the scheduling challenges often faced during the school year, SAP students have the latitude to try additional instruments, experiment musically, take lessons every day, and perform each week,” says Joe Piscitelli, the program’s dynamic director. “Consequently, they’re able to make tremendous progress and develop lasting friendships over the program’s five weeks (June 25 – July 27, 2018).”
Registration is currently underway; Early-bird discounts are in effect through March 30, 2018.
Mary Margulis-Ohnuma, mother of three SAP participants shares “For many years now, our family has planned our summers around the kids attending Hoff-Barthelson’s Summer Arts Program. The program offers opportunities to work with a world-class faculty in a fluid format that catalyzes learning. SAP provides a warm and welcoming environment that is at once familiar from summer to summer and yet also manages to provide new challenges from year to year.”
For additional information and to register:
To learn more about the program and whether it’s right for your family, visit www.hbms.org, or contact Lucy Rosenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-723-1169.
About Hoff-Barthelson Music School:
Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and community service. With a faculty drawn from the region’s most talented teachers and performers, the School has long been one of Westchester County’s most cherished cultural resources. Whatever a student’s age or level of musical interest, Hoff-Barthelson’s diverse offerings provide the highest quality musical education, personally tailored to his or her specific passions and goals in a supportive and vibrant community.
The Summer Arts Program is made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Photo: Students enjoy a drum lesson during Hoff-Barthelson’s Summer Arts Program; photo by Steven Schnur.
Legendary all-American frontman and guitarist Mark Farner was the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts, and today he’s a platinum recording artist 30 times over. At age 67, Farner commands the stage with the same intensity and outpouring of love as he did at 20 during the summer of ’69, and his fans are still flocking to their captain. The rock patriot’s synergy and open heart come through in epic hits that defined a generation—“I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home),” “We’re An American Band,” a recut of “The Loco-Motion,” and “Some Kind of Wonderful”— and many more! Don’t miss a night with Mark Farner along with a full rock band!
Coffeehouse at the Wheelers’, the very popular and ongoing musical series now in its fifth year at WHS is doing something a bit curious on Friday, March 23, from 6 to 8 pm, when performer and musical director Suzanne Sheridan will perform music of the World War II era to reflect the Society’s current exhibit The Curious Case of Ed Vebell.
The exhibit which runs until April 16, recounts the remarkable life and times of Westporter Ed Vebell, an internationally renowned illustrator who got his start during the war on US Army’s military newspaper, Stars and Stripes, as a field illustrator. It was the beginning of Vebell’s decades-long journey through odd, extraordinary and potentially lethal experiences including years overseas in exotic places like Morocco and the cabarets of Paris. Mr. Vebell passed away February 10, 2018.
Together with Greg Detroy on keyboards, Sheridan will be performing the classic tunes of the 1940s. The concert, “As Time Goes By,” will cover the songs from that period such as “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “As Time Goes By,” and many others from the songbook of that era.
Greg Detroy is well known to audiences in the Fairfield County area as the leader of the Men’s Community Gospel Choir of Norwalk and has performed on piano in numerous venues with the likes of Bob Stewart and Bob Riccio. Over the past five years, Sheridan has presented coffeehouse concerts that have included the music of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Pete Seeger, James Taylor, Carole King, Carly Simon and Bob Dylan among others.
Tickets are priced at $20 and include light refreshments. To reserve your tickets, call 203-222-1424 or reserve online at westporthistory.org.
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet continues the legendary Brubeck name with their exciting jazz group featuring two of Dave Brubeck’s sons, Dan Brubeck (drums,) and Chris Brubeck (bass & trombone.) Guitarist Mike DeMicco, and pianist Chuck Lamb complete this dynamic quartet. An award-winning composer, Chris has been called “…a 21st Century Leonard Bernstein” by John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune. Over the years Dan was featured on nearly a dozen albums with his father, and toured widely with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, including many appearances with the world’s leading orchestras. He’s been an integral part of the various Brubeck bands, including the Darius Brubeck Ensemble, Two Generations of Brubeck, and the New Brubeck Quartet. A stylistically versatile musician, he’s toured with acts ranging from The Band and David Benoit to Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond. Dave Brubeck lived in Wilton, CT right up until his death in 2012, his wife, jazz lyricist Iola Brubeck, continued to live in Wilton until she passed away in 2014 at the age of 90. Come celebrate the amazing Brubeck Jazz heritage!
ABOUT THE SHOW
From ANNIE to PHANTOM to WICKED, this fall-down funny, satirical roast of over 30 Broadway hits features outrageous costumes, silly spoofs of the songs you know by heart and madcap impressions by a stellar cast! Newer spoofs include HAMILTON, THE BOOK OF MORMON and ONCE. It’s never been more fun poking fun at your favorite musicals and stars! A New York sensation for 35 years, a talented quartet of comic chameleons throw out pointed parodies at a dizzying pace. Whether you are a seasoned theatre-goer or new to it all, the Tony Award® winning Forbidden Broadway is your one-stop ticket to non-stop laughs: a hip and fresh view of theatre’s tried and true that will leave you begging for more!
Forbidden Broadway is the recipient of a Special Tony Award®, an Obie Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award for Best Off Broadway Musical, and a 2013 Drama Desk Award nomination for its most recent edition, Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!
PAC audience favorite Orpheus Chamber Orchestra creates extraordinary musical experiences, performing music at the highest level, challenging artistic boundaries, and inspiring the public.
Schubert and Prokofiev always followed their hearts and their ears, even when the world misunderstood them.
Schubert never had a symphony performed publicly in his lifetime, but he conjured masterful sounds in the “Unfinished” Symphony that he abandoned midway, inexplicably. Music from Rosamunde — one of his many failed attempts to break into the theater world— matches the intensity of the “Unfinished” Symphony, and may have actually begun as its finale.
Prokofiev endured his own rejections during his years of exile in Europe, especially once he turned toward a self-described “new simplicity.”
The Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili brings her insightful perspective to Prokofiev’s elegant Second Violin Concerto, a work steeped in the crosscurrents between Russia and the West.
SCHUBERT Entr’acte No. 1 in B Minor from Rosamunde
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63
PROKOFIEV/CHIHARA Schubert Waltzes Suite
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 (“Unfinished”)
Join us at 7:15 for a pre-concert Artist Talk. Free with your ticket.
Tickets: $80 / $65 / $50 / $25
ROCK THIS TOWN TRIO is the Ultimate and Only BRIAN SETZER Tribute Band in the USA. It is at the forefront of the swing revival in popular music, blending a vibrant fusion of the American sounds of classic 50’s rock & roll and big band swing with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.
ROCK THIS TOWN TRIO shows have the entire audience dancing from the very first song with their contagious high energy vibe and their colorful stunning stage props bringing a theatrical visual effect no other acts have these days.
Come out for Dinner and Dancing – wear your best 50s/60s and have a great night!
$10 Music Fee charged with your meal.
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Ready to come alive with all the titillation of spring? Celebrate new beginnings, new connections, and fever in the air by letting that shock of fresh sun jolt your body with dance at Purpl! Whatever kind of music you’re into, get ready shake off the cold and shimmy in the season of rebirth. DJ Marvilous will be spinning all your favorites! Visit our event page to get your tickets: https://www.purpl.org/spring-awakening-dance-party.