The Nuts and Bolts of Virtual Performances

Screenshot from Hoff-Barthelson Music School's virtual programming (image courtesy of Hoff-Barthelson Music School) Music classes and performances may look different this fall, but when Hoff-Barthelson Music School (HBMS) announced its new Virtual Performance Program (VPP) class, it was clear that students of all ages are still eager to learn. The program was developed to teach ... Read More »

Experience the Rising Stars of Jazz

by Andy Katell, ArtsWestchester Board Member Veronica Swift (photo credit: Bill Westmoreland) Veronica Swift (photo credit: Bill Westmoreland) While the coronavirus pandemic has been tough on the arts, this year’s JazzFest White Plains offers jazz fans a silver lining, as emerging and veteran musicians perform and discuss their work in an online festival from September ... Read More »

Rising Star Alicia Olatuja

Alicia Olatuja (photo credit: Harrison Weinstein) Alicia Olatuja is among the standout “Rising Stars” that will be showcased in JazzFest White Plains, a four-day virtual celebration of jazz that will take place on September 8-11. In fact, Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor since she first came ... Read More »