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MAY 2012


Westchester County Business Journal • ARTSWNEWS Spring in Westchester: Music Everywhere


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Acclaimed Violinist Daisy Jopling Returns Home to Westchester


Daisy Jopling at Paramount Center for the Arts


For over two decades, internationally- acclaimed classical rock violinist Daisy Jopling has been astounding audiences with her high-energy fusion of classical music, world music and rock. On May 19 at 8pm, Jopling returns to the Paramount Center for the Arts.


Westchester fans will be able to hear Daisy Jopling Band’s newly- recorded debut album live in front of the backdrop of Paramount’s rich, historical theater. The performance will also showcase local young talent, including singers, dancers and musicians from several Westchester high schools.


For tickets to the May 19 performance at the Paramount Center for the Arts, contact 914-739-2333 or visit: www. ParamountCenter.org.


The Chappaqua Orchestra Gets Inspired by Nature


Chappaqua Orchestra welcomes the arrival of Spring with its upcoming Nature and Beauty performance. The May 20 show will feature Debussy’s L’apré-midi d’un faune and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) and highly-regarded guest solo harpist, Anna Reinersman. Conductor Michael Shapiro, who is dedicated to presenting challenging repertoire in context with thematic programming, will premiere his own Harp Concerto during the show.


The 3pm concert will take place at Horace Greeley High School Auditorium, 70 Roaring Brook Road, Chappaqua. For more information, contact 914-238-9220 or visit: www. chappaquaorchestra.org.


Tim Fain Returns to NY with His Famed Portals Tour


Branford Marsalis at Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra (Photo Credit: Andrea Canter)


Tim Fain at Copland House


A year ago, violinist Tim Fain sold out the New York City premiere of his Portals performance. On May 20, Fain will return to New York, for the first time since the show's debut, with a highly-anticipated Westchester show at Copland House at Merestead in Mount Kisco. The multi-media performance mixes sound and visual splendor through dance, spoken word and music. Fain explores the longing for human connection in a modern digital age; discovering how we communicate with one another in a heavily technological world.


The show will include contributions from many industry powerhouses. The core of these talents is the debut of Philip Glass’s newest solo violin


Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra (WPO) is closing their vivacious 2011-12 season with an impressive performer: jazz superstar Branford Marsalis. On May 19 and 20, the Grammy Award-winning saxophonist will captivate his audience at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College.


Forming an orchestral “dream team,” Marsalis will be joined by former Music Director of New York City Opera, conductor George Manahan. The show will include works by


CORRECTION


Fabric of America: Quilting Our History


In the FABRIC OF AMERICA: Quilting Our His- tory article that appeared in the April issue of ArtsWNews, we mistakenly listed Renee Fleuranges-Valdes as NRCA President. Correct- ing the record, Judith Weber is the President of the New Rochelle Council on the Arts (NRCA) and Renee Fleuranges-Valdes is the President of the Pelham Quilters.


piece Partitia, which the composer created specifically for Portals. Among other amazing talent is a dance film directed by accomplished Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millipied; texts by renowned singer Leonard Cohen; and music by Pulitzer Prize- winning composers Aaron Jay Kernis and William Bolcom.


For more information on this May 20


concert at Copland House, taking place at 3pm, contact 914-788-4659, office@ coplandhouse.org or visit: www. coplandhouse.org.


Saxophonist Branford Marsalis Comes to Westchester


Elmar Oliveira at Westchester Chamber Symphony


On May 5, The Westchester Chamber Symphony (WCS) will host an all- Mendelssohn concert featuring renowned violinist Elmar Oliveira. The Mendelssohn performance, taking place at the Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium at Iona College, will highlight orchestral favorites, including Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64. and Scherzo: Midsummer Night’s Dream, op.61. Under the direction of Maestro Hoffman, WCS continues with its inspiring performances, world- class soloists and carefully planned, thematic programming.


The Christopher J. Murphy auditorium is located at 715 North Avenue in New Rochelle. For more information, contact 914-654-4926, info@ westchesterchambersymphony. org or visit: www. westchesterchambersymphony.org.


Mozart and Glauznov and both the concert and season will conclude with Mussorgsky’s famed Pictures at an Exhibition. For more information, call 914-682-3707 or visit: www.


westchesterphil.org.


Westchester Chamber Symphony Presents All-Mendelssohn Program


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