On June 3, eighty performances, from opera arias to traditional songs of Zimbabwe, will take place at twenty-five venues across Westchester County’s Rivertowns on a single day. Presented by RiverArts for the third year, this “Music Tour” will span Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson and Tarrytown, and will take place in locales that range from churches and jazz clubs to renowned jazz saxophonist Gary Smulyan’s own front porch. The event is meant to be a celebration of the rich and diverse artistic offerings that are available in these local communities: a family blues roots band, Bash the Trash, will play on unusual musical instruments built from recycled materials in Irvington; accordion ensemble Bachtopus performs music from Bach to present-day tunes in Dobbs Ferry; Mark Morganelli & the Jazz Forum All Stars perform jazz & Brazilian tunes in Tarrytown’s new Jazz Forum Club; and Ed Horan offers an eclectic mix of Spanish, flamenco, classical and pop in Hastings-on-Hudson. All events are free to the public. For more info, visit: musictour.riverarts.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: Kimberly Hawkey, appearing in Elvanelle & The Escape Act (photo courtesy of RiverArts)