Top 5 Arts Picks: Events in Westchester April 9-15

Top 5 Arts Picks: Events in Westchester April 9-15

Looking for arts events in Westchester this week? Here’s our curated guide to in-person and virtual arts happenings. The list below includes: exhibitions near you, kids activities, livestreamed concerts, recorded performances, art galleries, arts festivals, artist workshops and more! Want more arts news? Read this month’s issue of ArtsNews here.

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FRI, APRIL 9: Livestream Concert: Son Little

This evening, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts will present a livestream concert by rhythm and blues musician Son Little. The singer-songwriter earned a Grammy Award for his work on legendary singer Mavis Staples’ EP, Your Good Fortune. His latest album, Aloha, combines his signature blend of classic soul and traditional R&B sounds with new indie styles. Begins at 8pm.

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SAT, APRIL 10: Westchester Poetry Festival featuring Reginald Dwayne Betts

Hudson Valley Writers Center will host its 10th annual Westchester Poetry Festival this Saturday. This year, the virtual festival will feature keynote speaker Reginald Dwayne Betts, whose most recent poetry collection, Felon, looks at life in and after prison. Betts will be joined by five other acclaimed poets, who will each read from their most recent collections. Begins at 3pm via Zoom. Read more about this event in the April issue of ArtsNews.

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SAT, APRIL 10: Westchester Poetry Festival featuring Reginald Dwayne Betts

Neuberger Museum of Art continues its “Wellness Wednesday” series with a virtual guided meditation via Zoom next Wednesday. Meditation and yoga instructor Janelle Berger will help participants renew their mind, body and spirit. The session will begin with a meditation, followed by a community Q&A and conversation. Begins at 1pm.

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SAT, APRIL 10 THROUGH APRIL 16: Virtuoso Violins: Virtual Concert 

Beginning on Saturday, Friends of Music Concerts will broadcast “Virtuoso Violins”, an online concert program by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Works by Telemann, Strauss and Fauré will be performed by pianists Orion Weiss and Wu Han, violinists Francisco Fullana, Paul Huang, Sean Lee and Danbi Um, violist Matthew Lipman and cellist Clive Greensmith. The concert will be available on FMC’s website. Read more about this event in the April issue of ArtsNews.

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SUN, APRIL 11: Virtual Concert & Exhibit: Portraits of Immigrants

Concordia Conservatory’s “Concerts at the OSilas” series will close its fifth season with a virtual program that celebrates composers of different backgrounds and nationalities. The Conservatory’s musicians will perform the music by Dvorak, Weill and Berlin against the backdrop of OSilas Gallery’s Portraits of Immigrants exhibition, which explores the American immigrant experience. The broadcast will begin at 5pm. , a multi-instrumentalist, is best known for his work on tenor saxophone and his collaborations with top jazz musicians. He will be joined by guitarist Dave Stryker and bassist Martin Wind. Begins at 7pm via Jazz Forum’s Facebook page.

For a full list of arts groups presenting virtual and in-person events, click here.

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Here’s to the Ladies Still Making History

Just when I thought I knew everything about Abraham Lincoln, I found out something new while watching the fabulous CNN documentary on his life. Now, we all know that history is often tinged with various interpretations of events. No surprise there. But my “a-ha“ moment was truly a revelation, and a source of great pride as well.

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