Spanning the Centuries Music Festival Ensemble Concerts

Spanning the Centuries Music Festival: Hoff-Barthelson’s Celebration of Music from 1750 – 1950

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

Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Spanning the Centuries Music Festival, celebrating music composed between 1750 and 1950, takes place Friday, March 12, 2022, through Saturday, March 19, 2022. The Festival, featuring music of the great Germanic composers — Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms — as well as masters from other lands, includes student recitals 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. “Experiencing the audition process is an important learning experience for every music student, thus Spanning the Centuries provides vital opportunities for students at all levels to become acquainted with the rigors of auditioning – a character building experience second to none!” said Executive Director Ken Cole.

On Saturday, March 13, and Sunday, March 14, 2024, 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 Festival Orchestra (Jun Nakabayashi, director); Suzuki Strings (Barbara Berg, director); Flute Clubs (Donna Elaine and Joseph Piscitelli, directors); Symphonette and Chamber Orchestra (Robert Schwartz, director); Wind Ensemble (Joseph Piscitelli, director); Beginner Voices (Yuki Hiruma, director); and Junior Voices (Jennifer Tibbetts, director). Admission is $20. HBMS students may attend free of charge. Reservations are required and can be made by visiting, e-mailing or by calling 914-723-1169.

Student recitals are scheduled at the Music School throughout the Festival. Visit the School website – – for dates and times. These recitals are free of charge.

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Important notice regarding COVID-19
Please note the following health and safety requirements: Masks are required for all individuals over the age of 2 at all HBMS events and in all HBMS facilities. All guests must RSVP, provide proof of vaccination and complete a brief health assessment form.

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 credit: The Hoff-Barthelson Chamber Orchestra will perform at the School’s Spanning the Centuries Music Festival. Photograph by Steven Schnur.

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: Saturday, March 12, 2022 - Sunday, March 13, 2022
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

$20 - General Admission
Free of charge - HBMS Students

Presenter: Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Presenter Phone: 914-723-1169
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