HB Artist Series: The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Faculty in Performance

Hoff-Barthelson Faculty to perform an eclectic program of classical and jazz favorites

Members of Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Faculty take the stage to kick-off the 2021-2022 HB Artist Faculty Performance Series on Friday, November 19, 2021, at 7:30 pm in the School’s Joan Behrens Bergman Auditorium, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale, New York. The concert will feature performances by the Solace Quartet and The Jamie Reynolds Trio.

The Solace Quartet will enthrall audience members with a performance of Richard Strauss’ rich and energetic Piano Quartet in C minor, op. 13. The Solace Quartet comprises HBMS faculty members Tomoko Uchino, piano; April Johnson, violin; Peter Seidenberg, cello, and guest artist and former HBMS faculty member Chi-Chi Lin Bestmann, viola. The Jamie Reynolds Trio will perform jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, selected compositions by Duke Ellington and Wayne Shorter, and Reynolds’ own modern jazz compositions. Joining Mr. Reynolds are guest artists Gary Wang, bass; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums and special guest Steve Wilson, alto saxophone. Program and performers are subject to change.

Admission to the concert is $20 general admission and is free of charge to students under 18 and adult HBMS students. Tickets may be purchased in advance via Eventbrite (https://bit.ly/3EWUKG6), by visiting the School’s website (www.hbms.org), by calling 914-723-1169, or e-mailing hb@hbms.org.

Important Notice regarding COVID-19
Seating is limited to 60 individuals. Please note the following health and safety requirements: masks are always required in HBMS facilities; all guests must complete a brief online health screening questionnaire, which will be emailed to the ticket purchaser the morning of the event; and proof of full vaccination – an image of your vaccination card or your NYS Excelsior pass – will be required of all persons 12 years and above.

For Additional Information
914-723-1169, hb@hbms.org, www.hbms.org.

About the HB Artist Faculty Concert Series
Hoff-Barthelson faculty comprises some of the nation’s most distinguished performers and educators. Many hold chairs in prominent New York orchestras, are members of world-class chamber ensembles, perform in major Broadway productions, and are in international demand as solo artists. Others teach at leading conservatories including The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Mannes College of Music. “Hoff-Barthelson prides itself on providing access to these outstanding artist-educators in the heart of Westchester,” says HBMS Executive Director Ken Cole. “Our superb faculty has contributed to the Music School’s national recognition for unsurpassed leadership in music education, performance and community service. Hoff-Barthelson is proud to present these distinguished performers on our annual Faculty Concert Series.” Held in Scarsdale, these concerts guarantee riveting music making of the highest caliber, in an intimate setting, at prices far below those in New York’s major concert halls.

Additional concerts in the series will be held on January 21, February 18, and April 1, 2022.

About the Faculty Artists
Violinist April Johnson has performed throughout the U.S. as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral freelancer. She has appeared as concertmaster with the Jupiter Symphony and the Galatea Ensemble, the Queens Oratorio Society and the Canton Symphony of Canton, Ohio. She has also performed with the Norwalk Symphony as assistant concertmaster, and the New York Chamber Soloists, the Ridgefield, Bridgeport, New Haven, Fairfield, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestras, and the Pennsylvania Philharmonia. With her husband, cellist Peter Seidenberg and pianist Kate Boyd, she is a member of The Oracle Trio. She has recorded with Lyrichord, Dorian and Newport Classics labels.

Jamie Reynolds is a Canadian pianist, keyboardist, and composer. Jamie has performed at New York’s top jazz clubs and has toured extensively in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, including a performance at the Newport Jazz Festival. Jamie released his debut album, Time with People, an acoustic piano trio recording of original music, in 2012. His second, Counterpart, features electric instruments and effects and was self-released in 2013. Jamie’s latest project, Grey Mirror, featured the guitarist Matthew Stevens and the improvising brass quartet the Westerlies. Grey Mirror received a 4.5-star review in Downbeat Magazine.

Peter Seidenberg has performed in major halls throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He made his solo debut with the Chicago Symphony, and has since appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the Century Orchestra of Osaka, Japan, the New American Chamber Orchestra, the De Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York Chamber Soloists, and the Eastman Rochester Philharmonic. For four years he served as principal cellist with the Century Orchestra of Osaka. He was founding member of the critically acclaimed Elements Quartet which created groundbreaking commissioning projects involving over 30 composers. He has collaborated with members of the Cleveland, Tokyo, Juilliard, and Emerson Quartets, and has participated in the Marlboro, Aspen, Caramoor, Casals, and Norfolk Festivals.

Tomoko Uchino, a native of Japan, has performed in recitals and concerts throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. As a soloist, she has been a top prize winner in such competitions as the Ettlingen International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Germany and the Takahiro Sonoda Piano Award International Competition in Japan. Arizona Citizen praised her performance of Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1 for “playing…with power and authority, Uchino negotiated the work’s multiple personalities with ease.” She has also appeared in recitals, collaborating with numerous instrumentalists and vocalists in such concert halls as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Weill Hall, Herbst Theater in San Francisco and Hamarikyu Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

For complete faculty artist biographies visit https://hbms.org/faculty/

About Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance, and community service. With a faculty drawn from the region’s most talented teachers and performers, Hoff-Barthelson has long been one of Westchester County’s most cherished cultural resources. At Hoff-Barthelson, students find a warm, friendly music school dedicated to the highest standards of education, performance, and community service. Students of all ages, aptitudes, and levels of interest enjoy a supportive, joyful learning environment; a focus on the whole person; exceptional teaching; and a multifaceted curriculum.

Hoff-Barthelson Music School is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by Westchester County government with the support of County Executive George Latimer. Programs are made possible, in part, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Photo credits: HBMS Faculty member and jazz pianist Jamie Reynolds. Photo provided by Mr. Reynolds.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Hoff-Barthelson Music School
25 School Lane
Scarsdale, New York 10583
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

$20 - General Admission
Free of charge - Students under 18 and HBMS Adult Students

Presenter: Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Presenter Phone: 914-723-1169
Presenter Website: https://www.hbms.org