Join us for Hoff-Barthelson's 2018 Spring Benefit!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Tickets now available - RSVP here

5:30-7:00 pm—VIP Reception
at the home of
Rhonda Kost and Alfred Spector

8:00 pm—Spring Benefit Concert
Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale, NY

Featuring world renowned violinist
Rachel Barton Pine

Celebrating Edmund R. Schroeder, Honorary Chairman & Elaine Schroeder
for decades of extraordinary service to music and music education
in the greater NY Metropolitan area.

9:15 pm—Dessert Reception

The Benefit will celebrate the School’s impact on the lives of our students and community and showcase the extraordinary achievement of our Honors Students, who will join Rachel in a dynamic performance of Summer from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

Funds raised help ensure that Hoff-Barthelson can continue to offer comprehensive, world-class music education to students of all ages, aptitudes and levels of advancement, while ensuring that our programs remain accessible through financial aid and community partnerships.

Rachel Barton Pine
Heralded as a leading interpreter of the great classical masterworks, international concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine thrills audiences worldwide with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone and emotional honesty. With an infectious joy in music-making and a passion for connecting historical research to performance, Ms. Pine transforms audiences’ experiences of classical music. She has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic and the Netherlands Radio Kamer Filharmonie. Ms. Pine is passionate about sharing classical music with people of all ages and backgrounds and is deeply committed to using music in community service, a value that we aim to instill in all our students at HBMS.

Edmund and Elaine Schroeder
Through decades of exemplary board service and philanthropy, Ed and Elaine Schroeder have helped bring world-class music education and performance to tens of thousands of music lovers and learners across Greater New York. The brilliant artistry on display at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts (Elaine) and Orchestra of St. Luke’s (Ed) are possible in no small part due to their service in key governance roles. Education Through Music, which Ed co-founded in 1991, now works in over 50 NYC public schools to improve educational outcomes for 30,000 students across all five boroughs. And, here at Hoff-Barthelson, where Ed has served on the board since 1974, our faculty guide students of all ages and abilities through a well-rounded curriculum which nurtures musical skill and appreciation while building life skills in empathy, resilience, critical thinking, self-expression and achievement. These remarkable organizations have long delivered, and will long deliver, profound gifts to our community. We are deeply grateful to Ed and Elaine and are delighted to honor their remarkable achievements.

For all event inquiries, e-mail Mary Ann Riad at

Pictured: Rachel Barton Pine, photographed by Lisa Marie Mazzucco