Spring Smorgasbord: The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Faculty in Concert


Friday, April 20, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Spring Smorgasbord: The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Faculty in Concert
An evening of original compositions, chamber music, works for two pianos and little known works for piccolo performed by the stellar Hoff-Barthelson Faculty

The 2017-18 Faculty Concert Series concludes with a “Spring Smorgasbord” on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 7:30 pm. Members of Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Faculty come together to perform original compositions, works for two pianos and little known works for piccolo in the School’s Behrens Bergman Auditorium, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale.

Audience members will be treated to performances by Elena Belli, piano; Donna Elaine, piccolo; Jacob Friedman, piano/composer; April Johnson, violin; Chi-Chi Lin Bestmann, viola; Peter Seidenberg, cello; Delana Thomsen, piano; and Tomoko Uchino, piano.

Included on the program will be performances of Percy Grainger’s arrangement of a Fantasy of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess for Two Pianos, Four Hands; Mike Mower’s Sonata for Piano and Piccolo; the original compositions of Jacob Friedman; and a dip into England for Frank Bridge’s Phantasy Piano Quartet.

Admission to the concert is $20, $15 for seniors (65+) and free of charge for students. Tickets can be reserved by calling 914-723-1169, or e-mailing [email protected] A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Space is limited; reservations are encouraged. Program and performers subject to change.

For Additional Information:
914-723-1169, [email protected], www.hbms.org.

About the 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. Our superb faculty has contributed to the Music School’s national recognition for unsurpassed leadership in music education, performance and community service. 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.

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.

Photo credits: April Johnson, violin

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, April 20, 2018
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

$20 - General Admission
$15 - Seniors (65+)
Free of charge - Students

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

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