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HB Help for Haiti Benefit Concert and Peter and the Wolf

The Hoff-Barthelson Music School will feature two special concert events, one solemn and one lighthearted, in the month of March. Both events will be held at the Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale.

In recognition of the dire need for Haitian earthquake disaster relief, the accomplished Hoff-Barthelson faculty members will present a special recital, Help for Haiti, on Sunday, March 14 at 1:00 pm. Proceeds for the recital, for which a minimum $20.00 contribution is requested, will be sent to Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. In 1999 Doctors Without Borders received the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts such as its work in Haiti.

Turning to a brighter event, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, a treat for all ages, will be presented at the School on Friday, March 19 at 6:30 pm. The orchestral performance will feature the HBMS Faculty Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Chi-Chi Lin, with a guest performance as narrator by Ron Spivak. Not recommended for children under 3, tickets are $12 for ages 3-12, $18 for 13 – adult, and $6 for Hoff-Barthelson students under 18.

As part of the Peter and the Wolf festivities, the Hoff-Barthelson Preschool’s Recycled Materials Art Project will be on display. Each year the 3 and 4-year-olds in the HBMS Preschool listen to and hear the story of a particular piece of music - Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals in past years - and then build a 3D representation of that piece from a wide assortment of recycled materials. This year Peter and the Wolf has been rendered in brilliant colors from paper tubing, feathers, string, twine, egg crates, cardboard and the like! Currently on display in the Children’s Library at the Scarsdale Library, the entire project will be reassembled for display at the March 19 performance.

For information about either event: 914-723-1169, hb@hbms.org

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