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Spanning the Centuries: Hoff-Barthelson’s Week-long Celebration of Music of the Classical and Romantic Periods

Spanning the Centuries: Hoff-Barthelson’s Week-long Celebration of Music of the Classical and Romantic Periods

Festival to feature music of great Germanic composers — Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms — as well as masters from other lands

Special Events include Cello Virtuosi Concert and Beethoven Lecture

Spanning the Centuries, Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s week-long Festival celebrating music composed between 1750 and 1900, will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018, through Sunday, March 18, 2018. The Festival, featuring music of great Germanic composers – Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms – as well as masters from other lands, includes 9 student recitals, a faculty concert by the School’s Cello Virtuosi, a lecture on the life and works of Beethoven, presented by Michael Boriskin, Artistic Director of the Copland House, and instrumental and choral ensemble concerts.

Spanning the Centuries is part of the School’s “Festivals in Style” that introduces students to music from specific periods of music. Students enjoy the opportunity for detailed study of period solo and ensemble works and are invited to audition to participate in recitals. Auditions are adjudicated by faculty panels. Executive Director Ken Cole said “Experiencing the audition process is an important learning experience for every music student, thus Spanning the Centuries and the Contemporary Festival that follows in May provide vital opportunities for students at all levels to become acquainted with the rigors of auditioning – a character building experience second to none!”

On Sunday, March 11, and Sunday, March 18, 2017, at 7:00 pm, student performances will take place at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains. Ensembles scheduled to perform include the Suzuki Strings (Barbara Berg, Coordinator); Flute Clubs (Donna Elaine and Joseph Piscitelli, Directors); Symphonette and Chamber Orchestra (Robert Schwartz, Director); Festival Orchestra (Jun Nakabayashi, Director); Chamber Choir (Laura Green, Director); and Wind Ensemble (Joseph Piscitelli, Director). Admission is a suggested donation of $20. Students may attend for free.

Student recitals are scheduled at the Music School during Festival week. Visit the School website – www.hbms.org – for dates and times. These recitals are free of charge.

Special Festival Events:
HBMS is proud to present the HB Cello Virtuosi, featuring members of the School’s gifted cello faculty. Cellists Michael Finckel, Nicole Johnson, Erich Schoen-René and Peter Seidenberg along with pianists Hélène Jeanney and Eileen Buck perform a concert of works by Brahms and Schumann. Included on the program are Brahms’ Cello Sonata No. 1, e minor, Opus 38 and Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Opus 99; and Schumann’s Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op. 102 and Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73. The concert takes place Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 pm in the School’s auditorium. Admission is free of charge. An event not to be missed!

Ludwig van Beethoven: Madman? Genius? Both? Hailed by The New York Times as “our fearless tour guide, who offers an adventure for the audience,” internationally-acclaimed pianist and Artistic Director of the Copland House Michael Boriskin speaks about the life and works of Beethoven. This special presentation, part of the School’s Great Composers Lecture Series, takes place on Friday, March 16, 2018, at 11:00 am. General Admission: $25. HBMS Students and Parents: Free of charge.

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, HBMS’ diverse offerings provide the highest quality musical education, personally tailored to his or her specific passions and goals in a supportive and vibrant community.

Programs of Hoff-Barthelson Music School are 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.

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: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Thursday, March 22, 2018
Times: All Day

Ticket pricing:

$20 Suggested Donation; students free of charge - Church Concerts
Free of Charge - School Recitals
$25; HBMS Studenta and Parents free of charge - Beethoven Lecture

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