Monday, Feb 26th

Baroque and Beyond Music Festival: Hoff-Barthelson’s Celebration of Music

Hoff Barthelson Music School Chamber Orchestra Robert Schwartz Conductor Photo by Steven Schnur copyBaroque and Beyond Music Festival: Hoff-Barthelson’s Celebration of Music composed between 1600-1750
Festival to feature music of great Germanic composers — Bach, Telemann, and Handel —  as well as masters from other lands

Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Baroque and Beyond Music Festival, celebrating music composed between 1600 and 1750, takes place Saturday, March 11, through Sunday, March 19, 2023. The Festival, featuring music of the great Germanic composers – Bach, Telemann, and Handel – as well as masters from other lands, includes student recitals and instrumental and choral ensemble concerts.

Baroque and Beyond is part of the School’s “Festivals in Style” that introduces students to music from specific periods of music. Students enjoy the opportunity for detailed study of period solo and ensemble works and are invited to audition to participate in recitals. “The audition experience, regardless of the outcome, helps students develop positive habits around meeting deadlines, handling pressure, accepting criticism, learning the value of hard work, and sometimes even accepting disappointment—all valuable life skills,” said Ken Cole, Executive Director.

On Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 19, 2023, at 7:00 pm, student performances will take place at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains, 468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains. Ensembles scheduled to perform include the Festival Orchestra (Jun Nakabayashi, director); Suzuki Strings (Barbara Berg, director); Flute Clubs (Donna Elaine and Joseph Piscitelli, directors); Symphonette and Chamber Orchestra (Robert Schwartz, director); Wind Ensemble (Joseph Piscitelli, director); Beginner Voices (Yuki Hiruma Charlesworth, director); and the Adult Handbell Choir (Donna Elaine, director). Admission to these two events is a suggested donation of $20; HBMS students may attend free of charge.

Student recitals are scheduled at the Music School throughout the Festival. Visit the School website – www.hbms.org – for dates and times. These recitals are free of charge and open to the public to attend.

The Baroque and Beyond Festival is made possible, in part, with a grant from the Westchester Community Foundation, a division of The New York Community Foundation. Westchester Community Foundation’s mission is to connect generous people to the causes they care about and invest in transformative ideas and organizations to improve lives and strengthen our community. WCF is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the largest community foundations in the country, with assets of approximately $2.6 billion.

For Additional Information
For additional information: 914-723-1169, hb@hbms.org, www.hbms.org.

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