Music Conservatory of Westchester Presents An Evening With… Elliott Forrest: Movie Music

Music Conservatory of Westchester Presents An Evening With… Elliott Forrest

Special Event Takes Audiences on a Unique Cinematic Experience

(White Plains, NY) Back by audience demand! On Friday, March 20, 2020 at 7 p.m., WQXR Radio Host and Peabody Award-winning Broadcaster, Elliott Forrest, will return to the Music Conservatory of Westchester for his interactive, multi-media “Movie Music with Elliott Forrest” presentation exploring music from beloved classic films to contemporary favorite movies.

“Music tells us so much about the story in any and every film,” Elliott Forrest says. “I’m a big fan of some movies primarily because of the music.”

Expertise and a long-standing career as a broadcaster for WQXR, New York’s Classical Music Radio Station, makes him a perfect presenter on the subject of film scores. From famous collaborations between filmmakers and composers to behind-the-scenes trivia, audiences will be amazed at Forrest’s knowledge and insights. Film buffs and music lovers of all genres are sure to enjoy this cinematic ride.

Forrest will showcase more than 40 film excerpts with music by such groundbreaking composers as Bernard Herrmann (Citizen Kane, Psycho, Vertigo, Taxi Driver), John Williams (Star Wars, E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial, Schindler’s List), Nino Rota (The Godfather), Ennio Morricone (The Mission, Kill Bill), Danny Elfman (Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas). This event is not to be missed!

This is the first of the Music Conservatory of Westchester’s educational spring 2020 series for music lovers. The “An Evening With…” presentations dive deep into curiosity about topics including film music, Broadway, and opera with expert speakers and performers.

This special event will take place at the Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606. Tickets purchased online are $18, available at At the door, general admission tickets are $20. Tickets for Conservatory students and faculty, seniors are $10 at the door.

Movie Music with Elliott Forrest

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 7 p.m.


Music Conservatory of Westchester

216 Central Avenue

White Plains, NY 10606


Elliott Forrest is a Peabody Award winning broadcaster, director and producer. He is the afternoon host on New York’s Classical Radio Station 105.9FM, WQXR, host of the radio concerts of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has hosted more the 60 concerts at Carnegie Hall. Elliott is the Director of the PBS TV Special: CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD and live tour. He regularly produces, directs and designs symphony concerts: LA Philharmonic, NY Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Pasadena Pops and Little Orchestra Society in venues including the Hollywood Bowl and Lincoln Center. He’s currently producing a new concert tour for violin legend, Itzhak Perlman. He is the Founding Executive Artistic Director of of Rockland County, NY, presenting concerts and conversations. Orchestra Narrator: Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, Peter and the Wolf, Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale and Britten’s Young Person’s Guide. For 12 years he was on A&E Television, host of Breakfast with the Arts. He appeared on the original GONG SHOW on NBC. BA in Theater from the University of Texas, Austin.  For more, visit

The Music Conservatory of Westchester was founded in 1929 by a group of community members and renowned artists. Today, the Conservatory provides the extraordinary benefits of music to all in our community, from absolute beginners to advanced artists, with one-on-one instruction, performing ensembles, theory, composition, early childhood classes, lifelong learning for adults, and free community performances, serving 2,800 students each year from 4 months to over 80 years old. As a not-for-profit organization, the Conservatory is dedicated to serving the community and reaching out to those who would not otherwise have access. Our Scholarship Program provides tuition assistance for financially deserving students. The Music Therapy Institute brings music into the lives of 2,000 children and adults with disabilities each year through on-site and outreach programs. Healing Our Heroes offers military veterans a specialized music therapy program to help with recovery after their service. The Conservatory has inspired generations of students, and contributed to a vibrant musical life in the county, the region, and beyond.

About Hoff-Barthelson Music School

Virginia Hoff and Joyce Barthelson believed that the joy of music and the skills to perform it should be available to everyone. When these two gifted musicians founded Hoff-Barthelson Music School in 1944, they built a legacy that has touched the lives of thousands: a warm, friendly music school dedicated to the highest standards of education, performance, and community service. Today, a commitment to creativity, collaboration, and community permeates the School. Students of all ages, aptitudes, and levels of interest—from casual learners to students preparing to pursue careers in music, from 9-month-olds in our Early Childhood Program to recent retirees returning to music making after decades devoted to pursuing careers and raising children—all enjoy these benefits: A supportive, joyful learning environment. We inspire students to develop their full creative potential by pursuing their love of music with peers, friends, family members, and teachers. A focus on the whole person. Developing musical skill, understanding, and appreciation goes hand in hand with nurturing valuable learning and life skills. Problem-solving abilities, fine and gross motor skills, self-confidence, peer relationships, focus and organization, teamwork, and more are strengthened through high-quality music education. Exceptional teaching. Our faculty—drawn from the region’s most talented teachers and performers—excel at meeting individual needs, developing artistic and human potential, and inspiring achievement for students of all levels of ability. A multifaceted curriculum. Our comprehensive approach deepens and accelerates musical development through individualized private instruction; classroom instruction in music theory, sight-singing, and music history; frequent performance opportunities, including workshops, master classes with visiting artists, recitals, and festivals; and ongoing assessment of student progress. The Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and outreach. Since its establishment in 1944, the School has become one of Westchester County’s most cherished and active cultural resources.