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Top 5 Arts Picks: April 27 – May 3

FRI, APR. 27: HRM After Dark

Audiences can party like its 1899 at Hudson River Museum’s HRM After Darkevent this Friday. The Museum will celebrate its exhibition, The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded-Age Glamour, which features contemporary art that employs Victorian aesthetics as a lens to explore modern concerns. The event will include DJ music, dancing, artist tours, planetarium shows and more. Begins at 7pm.

SAT, APR. 28: String Quartet Brooklyn Rider

This Saturday, Friends of Music Concerts presents string quartet Brooklyn Rider at Sleepy Hollow High School. The group is known for celebrating classical music while also making it accessible to their audience. Their program will include Bach, Lurie and Beethoven, as well as an original work by one of its violinists. Begins at 8pm.

SAT, APR. 28: A Night of Jazz in Purchase

The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College closes its “Jazz at The Center” series with a night of big band jazz. In addition to this being the Center’s 40th anniversary, this Saturday’s event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jazz Studies at the College’s Conservatory of Music. The evening features the Purchase Jazz Orchestra and special guest artists, conducted by Jon Faddis. A pre-concert talk with the artists is included with your ticket. An ArtsWestchester Arts Deal offers a 20% ticket discount on this performance. Begins at 8pm. 

SAT, APR. 28: Cartoon and Comic Art

On Saturday, Rye Arts Center hosts an opening reception of its Turn the Page: The Evolution of Cartoon and Comic Art exhibition. Through June 9, the exhibition will explore the history of the comic book and its impact on modern art. Works on display include original designs for comic books, cartoons, comic strips, graphic novels and film cels. The exhibition will also feature a replica of comic book illustrator David Abrevaya’s studio. Following the reception, there will be a free concert of music from cartoons, television and movies. Begins at 1pm. 

WED, MAY 2: A “Piano Mini-Festival” Celebrates Percy Grainger

The International Percy Grainger Society celebrates the life and work of Australian-born composer and pianist Percy Grainger. On Wednesday, a “piano mini-festival” will screen rare archival film footage of Grainger playing the piano. A live performance of Grainger’s piano works by pianists from the Juilliard School will follow, along with a discussion of Grainger’s music. Begins at 7pm at the White Plains Public Library. 

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