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December 2019

Festival Orchestra Winter Concert – End of the Journey

December 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 468 Rosedale Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605 United States
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Pavel Vinnitsky with clarinet

Bach’s The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 (his final composition); Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622 (his final concerto) and Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, in D, Hoboken 1/4 London (his final symphony) can all be heard at Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra’s Winter Concert. The concert, under the musical direction of Jun Nakabayashi – who also orchestrated the version of the Art of the Fugue that the orchestra will perform – takes place Saturday, December 14, 2019, at…

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Viola Club Open House and Holiday Party

December 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
violist chauncey patterson

1:00 - 1:45 pm * Viola Club Performances and Coaching with Guest Artist, Chauncey Patterson 1:45 - 2:15 pm Break & Refreshments 2:15 - 3:00 pm Bring your viola and join in playing holiday tunes arranged for viola ensemble (all levels). Family, friends, alumni, guests, and all aspiring violists are invited to attend! * All times are approximate. View flyer here.

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January 2020

Alumni Recital and Reunion

January 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
front of school building

Return to your musical roots! Our annual Alumni Recital and Reunion is an opportunity to catch up with friends, share stories about your time at HBMS, and make music in familiar surroundings. The 2019-2020 school year marks Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s 75th Anniversary. A momentous milestone, the anniversary inspires celebration of the extraordinary vision of the School’s founders, Virginia Hoff and Joyce Barthelson. These two gifted musicians believed that the joy of music and the skills to perform it should be…

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February 2020

Heaven, Hell, and Hollywood: Life and Music in Exile

February 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Michael Boriskin guest lecturer

Great Composers Lecture Series with Michael Boriskin In the period before, during, and after World War II, Los Angeles was home to as large an assemblage of musical talent than existed in any other major city. Arnold Schoenberg, Erich Korngold, Kurt Weill, Bruno Walter, Hanns Eisler, Ernst Toch, Igor Stravinsky, Franz Waxman, Otto Klemperer, and countless other composers, instrumentalists, and vocalists all sought a haven as they fled the ravages of war, tyranny, persecution, and at least probable death. Some…

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April 2020

The Listening Eye: The Intersection of Art and Music

April 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Michael Boriskin guest lecturer

Great Composers Lecture Series with Michael Boriskin Generations of composers and visual artists have often occupied the same artistic and intellectual space, and even shared similar language in describing their work. Line, color, modality, rhythm, motifs, perspective, and imagery ... their expressive and creative goals have often been related, even if the means and methods (time versus space, sound instead of sight, etc.) were not. Impressionism, abstract expressionism, minimalism, modernism, and so many other –isms and movements have expressed themselves…

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May 2020

Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2020 - May 25, 2020

School closed in observance of Memorial Day.

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