White Plains Business Improvement District

CANCELLED through April 8: Noonday Concerts at Grace Church

Wednesday concerts are canceled through April 8. Updates will be posted on their website and Facebook page.

Free 45 minute programs at 12:10 pm every Wednesday from September 2019 through May 2020. Located at Grace Church by the corner of Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue.

For more information, visit dtmusic.org.

 

March


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The musicians of the Westchester Philharmonic return for one of their exciting chamber music concerts.

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Scottish baritone Ivor Klayman has sung most of the major baritone roles in the 19th and 20th Century operatic repertoire, and the title roles in Nabucco, Macbeth, William Tell, The Pilgrim's Progress and Prince Igor. He’s joined by pianist Svetlana Gorokhovich for this all English program featuring A Shropshire Lad- settings by George Butterworth of poems by A.E. Houseman, and the strikingly beautiful Sea Pictures of Edward Elgar.

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The Rise of Ragtime - The Evolution of an American Art Form. Peter Muir returns with a recital that traces the spectacular rise of ragtime in American culture and charts its musical development throughout the first two decades of the twentieth century. A virtuoso, in-depth look at this most American musical phenomenon with works by Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton and others.

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Cellist David Heiss is a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and is principal cellist of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. He is joined by pianist Warren Jones, a member of the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and the Music Academy of the West, who is Principal Pianist for the exciting California chamber music group Camerata Pacifica.

 

April


 1

In Praise of Mary - Arrangements and improvisations evoking the divine feminine. Ruth Cunningham and Abigail Fischer, sopranos.

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Violinist Anna Rabinova and pianist Svetlana Gorokhovich collaborate on a program, which includes the Brahms Sonata No. 2, the Lera Auerbach Sonata No. 2, plus the Carmen Fantasy of Sarasate.

 15

Tableau Vivant - Karen Marie Marmer, violin, Immanuel Davis, flute, Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba & Dongsok Shin, harpsichord) perform part three of ‘Telemann in Paris’ which continues the exploration of the remarkable and beautiful ‘Paris’ Quartets by Telemann,with the addition of solo works by Blavet and Forqueray.

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Ryan Soeyadi -  2018 Laureate of the New York International Piano Competition.

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Hailed by the New York Times as ‘an excellent instrumentalist” and “compelling artist”, Berlin based Cellist Thilo Thomas Krigar has brought his distinctive style to more than 30 countries worldwide. The debut of pianist Babette Hierholzer with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra was followed by numerous performances lead by renowned Conductors Sir Colin Davis, Klaus Tennstedt & Semyon Bychkov. Together, they offer a musical voyage to South America.

 

May


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Woody’s Children at Grace – Celebrated radio host Bob Sherman continues to expand our circle as he introduces the Downtown Music audience to Work O’ the Weavers. The quartet of singers, David Bernz, who also plays banjo and guitar, Martha Sandefer, Mark Murphy, who plays bass, and Travis Jeffrey, playing banjo, not only recreates songs associated with the Weavers but offers new selections that the Weavers might be singing today.

 13

The musicians of the Westchester Philharmonic return for one of their exciting chamber music concerts. 

 20

It Takes Three - Clarinetist Mark Dover, violist Luke Fleming and pianist David Fung, collectively known as the Manhattan Chamber Players, play music of Mozart, Schumann, and Bruch, as well as a world premiere by American composer, Mary Bianco.

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Angelica, the women’s chamber choir directed by Marie Caruso, has delighted our Downtown Music audience with its holiday programming for many years. This wonderful group offers an annual spring concert as well which, this season, includes the 12th-century "Sumer is icumen in," Landini’s “Ecco la primavera,” and selections from Carmina Burana plus contemporary works by Basque composer Javier Busto, and a premiere by Michael Minard, "Once I knew a fine song." Joining Angelica is percussionist Rex Benincasa.