Hoff-Barthelson Music School Students to Present World Premiere at Annual Contemporary Music Festival

Hoff-Barthelson Music School Students to Present World Premiere at Annual Contemporary Music Festival – Music from 1918 – 2019

Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Annual Festival of Contemporary Music takes place Friday, May 10, 2019, through Sunday, May 19, 2019, and will include a world premiere commissioned by the School. Composer Remy Le Boeuf’s “Scherzo” for piano quartet will be performed at the Festival’s culminating concert on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 7:00 pm at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation in White Plains.

Faculty and student soloists and ensembles can be heard in recitals taking place at the School throughout the festival. A complete schedule of these recitals can be found at https://hbms.org/calendar-of-events.php.

Closing Concert: The Music of Our Time
A highlight of the Festival, “The Music of Our Time,” features a wide-range of musical performances including the world premiere of Remy Le Boeuf’s “Scherzo” – a piano quartet performed by students Atticus Margulis-Ohnuma, violin; Maya Bharara, viola; Miranda Margulis-Ohnuma, cello; and Isaac Blackburn, piano. The Advanced Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra and Junior Voices will also perform on the concert. Terry Riley’s composition “In C” composed as a response to the sounds that dominated modern music for more than sixty years, will close the concert. Admission is a suggested donation of $20. Students may attend free of charge. All events held at the School are free of charge.

“The Contemporary Festival is one of the most exciting, creative events of the school year here at Hoff-Barthelson,” says Executive Director Ken Cole. “We hope you’ll join us for this dynamic celebration of new music!”

About Composer Remy Le Boeuf
Known for his integration of jazz, classical, and indie-rock genres, Remy Le Boeuf has received many of today’s most prestigious honors and awards for composition and performance. While envisioning his approach to composition and improvisation as never veering far from the roots of language, Le Boeuf often employs literary elements to fuel his compositions. He has received commissions and awards from organizations that include the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, The Jerome Foundation, The American Composers Forum, SFJAZZ, The ASCAP Foundation and the International Songwriting Competition.

As a sideman, Le Boeuf has toured as part of the Grammy Award-winning Bob Mintzer Big Band, as well as with Dayna Stephens’ band, Linda Oh, JACK Quartet, the Alan Ferber Expanded Ensemble, Le Boeuf Brothers, and indie-pop sensation Wildcat! Wildcat!

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

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, the School has long been one of Westchester County’s most cherished cultural resources. Whatever a student’s age or level of musical interest, Hoff-Barthelson’s diverse offerings provide the highest quality musical education, personally tailored to his or her specific passions and goals in a supportive and vibrant community.

The Contemporary Festival is made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photo caption: Hoff-Barthelson Music School students will perform the world premiere of composer Remy Le Boeuf’s piano quartet “Scherzo” at the School’s Contemporary Music Festival’s culminating concert.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation
468 Rosedale Avenue
White Plains, New York 10605
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ticket pricing:

$20 - Suggested donation
Free of charge - Students

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