Saturday, January 12, 2019
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Hoff-Barthelson Music School hosts its annual College Advisory on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 3:30 pm, at the Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale, New York. This program is free of charge and open to the public. Hoff-Barthelson Music School (HBMS) faculty members and recent alumni will be featured in a roundtable discussion, moderated by HBMS Dean Ruth Alperson, about the college selection process. The discussion will center on the continuation of music education and performance at the college level, with an emphasis on the merits of conservatory vs. liberal arts colleges. This is an excellent opportunity for high school students with an interest in a college focus on music to begin the college exploration process.
Friday, February 8, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Faculty Concert Series continues on Friday, February 8, 2019, at 7:30 pm with a “Musical Potpourri” – an eclectic mix of musical selections, both familiar and new. Works to be performed include Charles Loeffler’s Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola and Piano; Johannes Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn arranged for 2 pianos, Opus 56; Astor Piazzolla’s exciting Libertango arranged for 2 pianos and cello; Four fugues from J.S. Bach’s Art of the Fugue; Wilhelm Killmayer’s Five Romances for cello and piano; Mozart’s Piano Sonata for 4 Hands in G Major, K. 357; and HBMS Faculty member Jacob Friedman’s original work, Fugue in G minor.
Friday, February 15, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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!
Friday, January 18, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
tart the new year off right – learn all that Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Early Childhood Program has to offer by attending an Open House on Friday, January 18, 2019,, from 10:00 to 11:30 am! Children ages 9 months to 5 years and their adults are invited to join in the fun of a music and movement class at 10:30 am, followed by a brief Q & A with faculty, and a reception during which you can socialize with other families. In the event of snow, the Open House will take place the following Friday, January 25, 2019, beginning at 10:00 am.