The band shell at New Rochelle’s historic Hudson Park will once again be filled with the “sound of music” as the New Rochelle Council on the Arts presents its annual summer concert series from June 27th through August 31st. The Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds Concert Series, created by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, is in its 11th season and this year’s concerts will feature an eclectic menu of musicians. On Friday, July 20th Hudson Park presents a double bill with acapella group Blackout, an 11-member vocal ensemble that is reinventing the genre of a cappella music with innovative arrangements and a distinct, signature sound; and violinist Deni Bonet , a pop/rock singer/songwriter and classically trained violinst who the Wall Street Journal described as “Sheryl Crow meets the B-52s.” The Summer Sounds concert series is presented by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, in partnership with the New Rochelle Dept. of Parks and Recreation, and co-sponsored by People’s United Bank and Webster Bank. Last year NRCA upgraded the sound system, thanks to an anonymous donation, and reached out to local food trucks to be on site each week. The same vendors have been invited this year.
With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the fifty-year history of the music that changed the world forever! From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, up until MTV in the early ’80s, Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic rock stars/groups/genres as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, Aretha Franklin, The Who, Janis Joplin, Woodstock, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Disco, New Wave, Journey, and others!
World-renowned Russian music, dance and song ensemble Barynya is the premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia. Besides cabaret, Barynya will present a selection of their traditional Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma dancing and songs at their performance at Untermyer Park. Besides performing at the Black Tie gala at which President George H. Bush presented the Liberty Medal to Mikhail Gorbachev in 2008, Barynya has performed in some of the most prestigious cultural venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia’s Constitution Hall, the Smithsonian and the United Nations. This definitely is another “don’t miss” Untermyer Performing Arts Council World Fest 2016 event under the stars! The Untermyer Performing Arts Council is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the tradition of Minnie and Samuel Untermyer, bringing musical entertainment to our treasure of a park and the people of Yonkers. Our events are admission free and open to the public. Please bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets, as seating is not provided. In case of rain, call the Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s ArtsLine, 914-375-3435, or check our website, www.untermyer.com, after 2 p.m. the day of the performance for confirmation of the program’s location. This program, done in cooperation with Mayor Mike Spano and the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, is made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government and the City of Yonkers. The Empire City Casino, Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer and our many generous supporters provide additional support for our programs. For further information, please call the Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s Arts Line at 914-375-3435. For updates, visit our website www.untermyer.org, our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/upac1976/, follow us on Twitter @UntermyerPAC, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
Join us July 22, 2018 at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, a destination for exceptional music, captivating programs, and spectacular gardens and grounds. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Rosen House is a work of living history. The Mediterranean-style House was built during the period between 1929 and 1939 by Walter Rosen, a Berlin-born, Harvard and NYU Law School-educated international banker specializing in railroads, and Lucie Bigelow Dodge Rosen, an independently minded, spirited, and highly intelligent member of a prominent New York City family. Filled with examples of fine and decorative Asian and Renaissance art, the House offers a number of treasures, including complete 18th-century rooms, originally from private villas and chateaux in Italy, France, and England. The Burgundian Library is a French 17th-century, paneled room with a brilliant blue groin-vaulted ceiling. An exquisite 16th century painted Spanish ceiling resides in an alcove off the Music Room. Docents will lead small groups of participants through the many lavishly decorated rooms. We will also enjoy a formal tea service in the grand setting of Summer Dining Room of the historic Rosen House, overlooking the stunning Spanish Courtyard. Tea service includes a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, delicious desserts and a variety of fragrant teas. Leave yourself time after the Tea & Tour to stroll through Caramoor's bucolic gardens and grounds.
Prepare for a high-energy evening of festivities that will have your whole family celebrating like they do in Rio de Janeiro! Featuring traditional dances from the Samba to the Capoeira and Maculele, Grupo Ribeiro will educate, entertain, and inspire with dance instruction accompanied by Afro Brazilian folkloric music. Children are invited to meet the artists after the performance.
Three-time Grammy-winning vocal group Chanticleer makes their Caramoor debut in our stunning Spanish Courtyard. Celebrating their 40th Anniversary, they will perform works by Palestrina, Lassus, Gibbons, Byrd, Steven Stucky, Chen Yi, Matthew Aucoin, Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Berlin, and other classics from their extensive and varied repertoire. Hear why The New Yorker calls this San Francisco-based group “the world’s reigning male chorus.” Eric Alatorre, bass Zachary Burgess, bass-baritone Brian Hinman, tenor Tim Keeler, countertenor Matthew Knickman, baritone Matthew Mazzola, tenor Cortez Mitchell, countertenor Gerrod Pagenkopf, countertenor Alan Reinhardt, countertenor Logan S. Shields, soprano Andrew Van Allsburg, tenor Adam Ward, alto William Fred Scott, Music Director Salazar Magnificat a 6 Palestrina Gaude gloriosa Lassus Surrexit Pastor bonus Gibbons O clap your hands Byrd Ave verum corpus Stucky Whispers Matthew Aucoin Commission TBD Chen Yi Excerpt from The Path of Beauty Jackson Hill In Winter’s Keeping Traditional Irish Dúlamán Ellington Creole Love Call Rodgers My Romance Berlin Blue Skies Spiritual There is a Balm in Gilead Alexander Straight Street
A full weekend of dance and drumming for pricing and schedules contact josiedance.com 914-332-8670 Arabic Percussion techniques and Drills Belly Dancing Folkloric Dance Saturday Evening Dinner and Live Show
Children ages 8 and under will have a great time dancing and singing along with one of the silliest children’s performers in the area. Graham brings music and hilarity to each of his performances. Free. Huguenot Children’s Library Patio, 794 North Avenue (in front of New Rochelle High School.)
Join Ferry Sloops aboard the "Evening Star" for a relaxing Summer evening cruise on the Hudson River. The cruise will depart from the Riverfront Green Park in Peekskill at 6PM and return at 9PM. Captain Mary Pat Driscoll will take you through the Hudson Highlands, past Jones Pt., Iona Island, Bear Mountain, Fort Montgomery, West Point and Worlds End. The cruise includes a historical commentary and a live musical performance by Endless Field, a collaborative instrumental guitar and bass duo featuring guitarist Jesse Lewis and bassist Ike Sturm. There will be a potluck supper aboard, so please bring a dish to share. Soft drinks, beer & wine will be available for purchase on the boat. You MAY NOT bring your own alcoholic beverages aboard. Ferry Sloops, Inc. is a non-profit, environmental sailing organization that inspires people to appreciate and protect one of our country's greatest resources, the magnificent Hudson River.
Time magazine has called her “Africa’s premier diva.” Beninese singer, songwriter, activist, and Grammy-award winner Angélique Kidjo makes her Caramoor debut, bringing her “canyon-filling voice” (Billboard) and an energy that can’t help but inspire you to get up and dance! “The power of Kidjo’s unflappable voice, the range of her emotional expression, the stellar, genre-bending musicians who back her and the infectious, activist energy that courses through her songs all transcend any native tongue” (NPR Music).
In the event of inclement weather, this concert will be held at Whippoorwill Hall (adjacent to the North Castle Public Library) just one block west of Wampus Brook Park.
Folk Arts Series: Rhythms & Dances of HaitiMusic Performance and a Hands-on WorkshopSunday, July 29, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 pmFree and Open to All Ages! Haiti Cultural Exchange and Pelham Art Center present: Rhythms & Dances of Haiti with teaching artist Okai Fleurimont. Discover the traditional drum rhythms of Haiti during this interactive performance. After the music performance there will be a great workshop on making your personal flag or bandana lead by Rebecca Mills. Haiti Cultural Exchange is a nonprofit organization established to develop, present and promote the cultural expressions of the Haitian people. Seeking to raise awareness of social issues and foster cultural understanding and appreciation through programs in the arts, education and public affairs. See more at www.haiticulturalx.org Okai Fleurimont is a self-taught percussionist who discovered drumming at the age of five with two kitchen knives and a bucket. He was born in Brooklyn, from Haitian immigrant parents, and exposed to a variety of rhythms. What influenced him the most was hip-hop, pop music and beat boxing while also singing in the church choir and being the official Conga player for the Carnarsie High School band. Later, Okai developed an intimate connection with the djembe because of its variety of tones and then introduced this instrument to the hip-hop community. He is known as a percussionist, vocalist and rapper in several bands based in Brooklyn, all representing the music of the African Diaspora. As a lead vocalist and percussionist of Brown Rice Family, StringsNSkins and Underground Horns, Okai often travels all over the country and internationally. Okai built upon his innate musicality to develop a career as a professional musician and educator. The history of the Haitian drum goes back as far as the history of humans in Africa and the creativity that allowed people to make musical instruments. It is uncertain how old drum making is because its components decay rapidly. The earliest record of drum making in Africa goes back 5000 years. On the west coast of Africa, each ethnic group developed a unique rhythm to serve as a national anthem and there were additional rhythms for religious service, marriage, coming of age, government inaugurations etc. These practices are conserved in Haiti where drummers play various beats to identify different African Nations. Rebecca Mills is an artist, educator and art historian who teaches regularly at the Pelham Art Center. Her creative mind and bubbly energy will guide everyone towards making the best work they can make. We will be...
Join us to observe as one of the lead lights of the Bel Canto revival works with Teatro Nuovo singers. Audiences from the Met to Covent Garden to La Scala have reveled in Jennifer Larmore's interpretations, and Bel Canto at Caramoor fans will remember her exciting appearances there as Eboli and Mère Marie. Now she is with us to help show the next generation how it's done.
In the 20th century, Bel Canto migrated to Italian popular song, with favorites made immortal by singers like Tito Schipa, Carlo Buti, Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli. Hear the Young Artists of Teatro Nuovo's Bel Canto Program perform some of the world's most beloved Italian songs.
Tusk is the #1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world. No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection, note-for-note. Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years. Authentic-sounding and always respectful, Tusk leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands.
The band shell at New Rochelle’s historic Hudson Park will once again be filled with the “sound of music” as the New Rochelle Council on the Arts presents its annual summer concert series from June 27th through August 31st. The Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds Concert Series, created by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, is in its 11th season and this year’s concerts will feature an eclectic menu of musicians. On Wednesday, August 8th the Franco Morillo Band plays Latin dance favorites that will have you on your feet. The Summer Sounds concert series is presented by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, in partnership with the New Rochelle Dept. of Parks and Recreation, and co-sponsored by People’s United Bank and Webster Bank. Last year NRCA upgraded the sound system, thanks to an anonymous donation, and reached out to local food trucks to be on site each week. The same vendors have been invited this year.