On June 18, Westchester Philharmonic presents a full day Father’s Day celebration: “Burgers, Beer and B-flat Minor.” This season finale places guest pianist Conrad Tao on stage with New York City Ballet’s Music Director, conductor Andrew Litton. The program will include Weber’s Overture to Euryanthe before Tao joins in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Following the concert, the Philharmonic invites audiences to join Litton, Tao and members of the orchestra at a barbecue, complete with cold beer and live bluegrass music. Music lovers can start their day by attending an open, free-of-charge rehearsal at 11am. They can also add to their musical experience with a pre-concert discussion between Litton and Tao with the Philharmonic’s Artistic and Executive Director Joshua Worby one hour before the performance, at 2pm. The concert will take place at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. For more info, visit: westchesterphil.org.
A version of this article first appeared in the June 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.
Photo caption: Conrad Tao (photo credit: Lauren Farmer)