The Music of Love and Passion

The Music of Love and Passion

Great Composers Lectures Series for music aficionados with guest lecturer Michael Boriskin continues on February 15th at Hoff-Barthelson Music School

Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Great Composers Lecture Series for music aficionados continues on Friday, February 15, 2019, at 7:30 pm with The Music of Love and Passion.  Bring someone you love to this musical celebration of Valentine’s Day! “Love is blind, and lovers cannot see,” Shakespeare wrote. But musicians can certainly hear, and have not been deaf to the sirens and sounds of love – passions that have animated music almost as much as life. Acclaimed pianist and lecturer Michael Boriskin leads this steamy session exploring different kinds of love – romantic, physical, religious, spiritual – in the works of Mozart, Strauss, Mahler, Ravel, Prokofiev, Bernstein, and others. Their music, with or without words, has exerted the power of love’s turbulence, chaos, drama, tenderness, and intensity. This session has a musical rating of “PG” – mostly!

The lecture takes place at the School located at 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. Admission is $25. HBMS students may attend free of charge. Space is limited; reservations are strongly encouraged.

Additional lectures in the series are: All Bach, All the Time (Friday, March 15, 2019, at 11:00 am); and The Music of Our Time: A Sonic Road Map (Friday, May 10, 2019, at 7:30 pm).

For additional information, or to reserve seats:
hb@hbms.org; 914-723-1169; www.hbms.org

About Michael Boriskin:
Hailed by American Record Guide as “one of the most skilled and versatile musical artists of his generation,” internationally-acclaimed pianist Michael Boriskin has taken listeners in over 30 countries on provocative journeys across four centuries of music. From Berlin to Buenos Aires and Toronto to Tokyo, he has appeared at major concert halls and festivals, including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Ravinia Festival, BBC in London, South West German Radio, Vienna’s Arnold Schoenberg Center, and Library of Congress.

He has performed as soloist with leading orchestras and as guest artist with countless chamber ensembles and has recorded extensively for SONY Classical, Naxos, New World, Bridge, and other American and European labels. He is a much-sought-after lecturer on both sides of the Atlantic, and is a familiar presence on National Public Radio as a performer, commentator, and host. He also served as Music Director of Mikhail Baryshnikov’s fabled White Oak Dance Project, and is a program advisor for the New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, the U.S. Department of State, and many other preeminent institutions.

He is the longtime Artistic and Executive Director of Copland House, the award-winning creative center for American music based at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in northern Westchester.

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 Great Composers Lecture Series 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 credit and caption: Michael Boriskin is guest lecturer for Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Great Composers Lecture Series. Photo by Tracy Ketcher.

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, February 15, 2019
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

$25 - General Admission

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