Friends of Music Concerts, an organization that offers chamber music to Westchester audiences, continues its 2017-18 concert series with two performances this month. On April 14, cellist Edward Arron will present a program that includes Beethoven, Ravel and Dvořák at Ossining High School. The musician serves as Artistic Director of the “Edward Arron & Friends” series at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts and was previously Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed “Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert” chamber music series at Metropolitan Museum of Art. Arron, who is known for his impassioned performances, will be joined by pianist Jeewon Park and violinist Tessa Lark. On April 28, string quartet Brooklyn Rider will perform at Sleepy Hollow High School. The group is known for celebrating classical music while also making it accessible, often by collaborating with musicians from outside of their genre. Their program will include Bach, Lurie and Beethoven, as well as an original work by one of its violinists, Colin Jacobsen. The group’s other members include violinist Johnny Gandelsman, violist Nicholas Cords and cellist Eric Jacobsen. For more info, visit friendsofmusicconcerts.org.
A version of this article first appeared in the April issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.