Friday, Apr 12th

Andrea SaposnikAndrea SaposnikMembers of Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Faculty take the stage to kick-off the 2023-2024 HB Artist Faculty Performance Series on Friday, October 13, 2023, at 7:30 pm in the School’s Joan Behrens Bergman Auditorium, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale, New York. The concert will feature works by Johannes Brahms, Ottorino Respighi, Franz Schubert, Anna Amalia and Carl Vine performed by some of the School's distinguished faculty members.

The program includes Brahms' Zwei Gesänge Op. 91, a set of two songs for mezzo-soprano, viola, and piano. The songs are based on poems by Friedrich Rückert and Emanuel Geibel, and express the themes of love, longing, and nature. The performers are Andrea Saposnik, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Gonzalez, viola; and guest artist Lauren Ninoshvili, piano.

Saposnik will also perform Respighi's Il Tramonto, a lyrical and dramatic setting of a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley. The poem tells the story of a young woman who dies of grief after losing her lover. The singer is accompanied by a string quartet composed of April Johnson and Laura Giannini, violins; Andrew Gonzalez, viola; and Peter Seidenberg, cello.

Schubert's Piano Trio in B flat Major No 1, Op. 99, is one of his most popular and beloved works. The trio is full of melodic richness, harmonic variety, and emotional depth. The performers are April Johnson, violin; Peter Seidenberg, cello; and Tomoko Uchino, piano.

Also on the program is a rare gem: the Sonata in F Major by Anna Amalia, Princess of Prussia. Anna Amalia was a sister of Frederick the Great and a patroness of music and arts. She composed several works for flute and keyboard, including this charming sonata that showcases her elegant style and musical taste. The performers are Donna Elaine, flute; and Tomoko Uchino, piano.

Elaine and Uchino will also perform contemporary composer Carl Vine’s Sonata for Flute and Piano. Vine is an Australian composer who is known for his eclectic and expressive music. The sonata is a virtuosic and vibrant work that explores the timbral and rhythmic possibilities of the flute and piano.

Tickets are $20 general admission and free of charge to HBMS students. Tickets may be purchased in advance via Eventbrite, by visiting the School’s website (www.hbms.org), by calling 914-723-1169, or e-mailing hb@hbms.org.

For Additional Information: 914-723-1169, hb@hbms.org, www.hbms.org.Andrew GonzalezAndrew Gonzalez

About the HB Artist Faculty Concert Series

Hoff-Barthelson faculty comprises some of the nation’s most distinguished performers and educators. Many hold chairs in prominent New York orchestras, are members of world-class chamber ensembles, perform in major Broadway productions and are in international demand as solo artists. Others teach at leading conservatories including The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Mannes College of Music. The School’s superb faculty has contributed to the Music School’s national recognition for unsurpassed leadership in music education, performance and community service. Hoff-Barthelson prides itself on providing access to these outstanding artist-educators in the heart of Westchester. Held in Scarsdale, these concerts guarantee riveting music making of the highest caliber, in an intimate setting, at prices far below those in New York’s major concert halls.

Additional concerts in the series will be held on October 27, November 17, 2023, and February 9, March 1, and April 19, 2023.

About the Faculty Artists

In addition to serving as principal flute in the New Choral Society Orchestra and managing a busy teaching schedule, Donna Elaine is a gifted recitalist whose performances appeal to both professional musicians and newcomers to the recital medium. Not only is Miss Elaine committed to uncovering little known treasures in the repertoire, including virtuoso pieces for piccolo (even turn-of-the-century works for D-flat piccolo!), but her recitals also include illuminating commentary, as well as such entertaining touches as multi-media performances with other artists. For example, in her repertoire Miss Elaine performs a Divertissement by Kuhlau which is aurally pristine, but visually enhanced with a slide presentation of a cartoon melodrama.

Violinist Laura Giannini, at age 19, was selected by violinist Uto Ughi to perform as a soloist and member of his Festival Omaggio a Roma Orchestra. Awarded in duo and piano trio competitions throughout Europe, Laura collaborated there with Accademia dei Cameristi, A.Gi.Mus. Roma, Musica a Piazza Navona, and Deutscher Tonkünstlerverband. She has played with Semplice Players, Kollective366, The Symphony Orchestra of the Americas, Broadway Sings, The Queens Consort, and Ensemble Leonarda. With the New Britain Symphony, she was a featured performer for its virtual Music Monday series. As a chamber music enthusiast, Laura is a founding member of the OLLA Rhapsody, violin duo, and the QueensSound Ensemble, which performs vocal and instrumental music.

Hailed by the Strad Magazine for his “warm hearted playing and mellow tone,” violist Andrew Gonzalez lives a fulfilling career as both a soloist and chamber musician. As a sought-after chamber musician, his playing has allowed him to collaborate with respected ensembles such as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Sejong Soloists, as well as members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, Tokyo, Orion, Borromeo, and Vermeer quartets. In the fall of 2020, Andrew became the violist of the Jasper String Quartet. Andrew is one of the few people in the world who plays the Violoncello da Spalla, a five stringed mini cello that is played on the shoulder.

Violinist April Johnson has performed throughout the US as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral freelancer. She has appeared as concertmaster with the Jupiter Symphony and the Galatea Ensemble, the Queens Oratorio Society and the Canton Symphony of Canton, Ohio. She has also performed with the Norwalk Symphony as assistant concertmaster, and the New York Chamber Soloists, the Ridgefield, Bridgeport, New Haven, Fairfield, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestras, and the Pennsylvania Philharmonia. With her husband, cellist Peter Seidenberg and pianist Kate Boyd, she is a member of The Oracle Trio. She has recorded with Lyrichord, Dorian and Newport Classics labels.

As a professional mezzo-soprano, Andrea Saposnik has performed extensively in opera, oratorio, musical theater, and recitals, and has recorded for the Sony and Naxos labels. Her recent performances include Respighi’s Il Tramonto with string quartet in Arcidosso, Italy, and numerous solo appearances with the Long Island Choral Society, where she has also served as Artist-in-Residence. She has been a fellow at the Ravinia Festival and the Bach Aria Festival and has been a frequent collaborator with members of the Bach Aria Group. Andrea is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), New York Singing Teachers’ Association, The Voice Foundation, and the American Guild of Musical Artists.

Peter Seidenberg has performed in major halls throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. He made his solo debut with the Chicago Symphony, and has since appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the Century Orchestra of Osaka, Japan, the New American Chamber Orchestra, the De Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York Chamber Soloists, and the Eastman Rochester Philharmonic. He was a founding member of the critically acclaimed Elements Quartet which created groundbreaking commissioning projects involving over thirty composers. He has collaborated with members of the Cleveland, Tokyo, Juilliard, and Emerson Quartets, and has participated in the Marlboro, Aspen, Caramoor, Casals, and Norfolk Festivals.

Tomoko Uchino has performed in recitals and concerts throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. As a soloist, she has been a top prize winner in such competitions as the Ettlingen International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Germany and the Takahiro Sonoda Piano Award International Competition in Japan. She has also appeared in recitals, collaborating with numerous instrumentalists and vocalists in such concert halls as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Weill Hall, Herbst Theater in San Francisco and Hamarikyu Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

For complete faculty artist biographies visit https://hbms.org/faculty/

seniorpicnicDear Editor: Approximately 80 participants enjoyed a delicious lunch and the opportunity to socialize during our annual end-of-summer event, at the pool, last Thursday.

The Scarsdale Seniors want to thank Brian Gray and Sue Oricchio from the Recreation Department, Jene Davis and the pool staff, Stacey Cook from the Scarsdale/Edgemont Family Counseling Service and Mike & his crew at the Scarsdale Pool Concession for the wonderful BBQ.

We look forward to future programs planned by Maida Silver, our new 'Senior Coordinator', resulting from the surveys she solicited from those present.

Aqua aerobics with Alexa, topped off a perfect afternoon.

Carol Silverman, Chair
Advisory Council on Scarsdale Senior Citizens
(914) 725-2459

HealthFairOn Sunday, September 10th the Scarsdale Business Alliance (SBA) will host its 2nd Annual Health, Beauty & Wellness (HBW) Fair, presented by White Plains Hospital. The event will take place rain or shine in Scarsdale Village from 11am - 3pm. The 2023 HBW Fair will be a fun, festive, and educational day full of activities surrounding key health and wellness resources.

Local businesses and health care providers will exhibit their services and products, offer health screenings, and demonstrate wellness techniques. Visit the HBW Fair Demo Tent throughout the day to participate in featured fitness classes, workshops and other engaging activities. Have a health or wellness question? Get expert advice from a physician at White Plains Hospital’s “Ask the Doctor” booth, where free blood pressure screenings will also be provided.

The SBA is thrilled to partner with the Scarsdale Farmers’ Market and their finely curated selection of vendors. Additional food merchants will serve a selection of savory and sweet offerings.

This year’s Family Fun Zone will feature a 30’ mini-racetrack with 5 remote-operated cars, a 50’ inflatable obstacle course, a toddler interactive inflatable play center, a multi-player balloon blast, additional carnival games, an interactive photo-booth, a 60’ GameTruck, sporting activities, face painting and caricature artists, and more! There will also be a fire truck, police vehicle, and ambulance on hand for safety tips and tours.

The HBW Fair will be donating a portion of the proceeds to Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service (SFCS). “As a counseling agency with a mission to strengthen and support family life and to contribute to the well-being of the community, we are gratified by the steadfast support of the SBA and the many residents and community organizations of Scarsdale, Edgemont and lower Westchester. We believe families matter and that healthy families are the cornerstone of a healthy community,” said Jay Genova, LCSW, executive director, SFCS. "We look forward to celebrating the ongoing health and strength of our community at this fantastic event."

The HBW Fair is a free community event, with a suggested minimum donation of $15 per adult. Kids’ Activity Tickets are available for pre-purchase and will also be available on-site ($5 each,

$20 for five tickets, $50 for fifteen tickets). Receive 10% off all Kids’ Activity Tickets purchased through September 4th.

Thank you to our 2023 HBW Sponsors: Lead Presenting Sponsor: White Plains Hospital; Presenting Sponsors: Amazing Amusements, I Am More Scarsdale, Scarsdale Farmers’ Market, Simple Wishes; Silver Sponsors: AT&T, GameTruck, Hair Saloon & Cafe, Lulu’s Blues Cruise, Metro Behavioral Health Associates, Lane Creative Co., Patriot Bank; Supporting Sponsors: ARM Nutrition, Club Pilates Scarsdale, Mixology, Orangetheory Fitness, Rumble Boxing New Rochelle, ScentFluence, Village Kids Pediatric Dentistry.

Donation tickets and Kids’ Activity tickets are now on sale: scarsdalebusinessalliance.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase on-site at the HBW Fair by cash or credit card.

FREE PARKING is available in the Freightway Garage and adjacent outdoor parking lot (72 Freightway) as well as the lower two levels of the Christie Place Garage (64 East Parkway).

PARTICIPATING VENDORS (as of 8/12): Amazing Amusements, Anthi's Greek, Arlotta Olive Oils, ARM Nutrition LLC, AT&T, Babka Paradise, Bach to Rock, Badass Bagels, Bango Bowls, Cano Coffee, Creative Rajni, Club Pilates Scarsdale, GameTruck, Hair Saloon & Cafe, Hiit*Barre, I Am More Scarsdale, Lulu’s Blues Cruise, Metro Behavioral Health Associates, Moxie Salon, Newgate Farms, NeverStopMoving365, Nicole The Artful Event, Norwich Meadow Farms, Orangetheory Fitness, P + S Seafood, Pause to be Present, Popojito, Rumble Boxing New Rochelle, Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service (SFCS), ScentFluence, Scarsdale Fire Department, Scarsdale Forum, Scarsdale Police Department, Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corp, Sova Farms, Village Kids Pediatric Dentistry, Wendybird Beauty, White Plains Hospital, YogaSix, Wave Hill Breads, Wing King Food Truck.

Event Information and Sponsorship/Vendor opportunities, please contact info@scarsdalebusinessalliance.com for more information.

HBWAdultsOn Sunday, September 10th, 2023, the Scarsdale Business Alliance (SBA) will host its 2nd Annual Health, Beauty & Wellness (HBW) Fair, presented by White Plains Hospital. The event will take place rain or shine in Scarsdale Village from 11am - 3pm. The 2023 HBW Fair will be a fun, festive, and educational day full of activities surrounding key health and wellness resources.

Local businesses and health care providers will exhibit their services and products, offer health screenings, and demonstrate wellness techniques. The HBW Fair Demo Tent will feature fitness classes offered by Rumble Boxing (11-11:45AM), Club Pilates (12-12:45PM), and Orangetheory Fitness (1-1:45PM). From 2-3PM, be sure to stop by and test your hula hoop skills!

Have a health or wellness question? Get expert advice from a physician at White Plains Hospital’s “Ask the Doctor” booth, where free blood pressure screenings will also be provided. The SBA is excited to partner with the Scarsdale Farmers’ Market for this year’s HBW Fair, with a finely curated selection of fifteen vendors.

The HBW Fair will be donating a portion of the proceeds to Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service (SFCS). “As a counseling agency with a mission to strengthen and support family life and to contribute to the well-being of the community, we are gratified by the steadfast support of the SBA and the many residents and community organizations of Scarsdale, Edgemont and lower Westchester. We believe families matter and that healthy families are the cornerstone of a healthy community,” said Jay Genova, LCSW, executive director, SFCS. "We look forward to celebrating the ongoing health and strength of our community at this fantastic event."

The HBW Fair is a free community event, with a suggested minimum donation of $15 per adult. Kids’ Activity Tickets are available for pre-purchase and will also be available on-site ($5 each, $20 for five tickets, $50 for fifteen tickets).

The SBA is thrilled to offer incredible family fun activities at this year’s HBW Fair. Amazing Amusements will showcase their 30-foot racetrack in the Dine the ‘Dale Tent. Come show off your remote-operated driving skills and participate in multi-car races. A dashboard of the top racing times will be tracked throughout the day, and five winners will receive trophies and an additional prize at the conclusion of the event.

Make sure to test your precision skills by competing in the multiplayer balloon blast game. The winner of each round will receive a prize. And everyone's a winner who participates in any of the fan-favorite classic carnival games, including Ring Toss, Can Smash, Hit the Bucket, Bingo Balls, Ball in a Bowl, and Balloon Pop. Be sure to visit Amazing Amusements’ 50-foot inflatable obstacle course as well as their toddler interactive inflatable play center, and make your memories complete by visiting the interactive photo-booth to take home a strip of printed photos!

HBWFair Map

HBW KIDS ACTIVITY PROMO STORY

GameTruck will offer gaming sessions inside their truck, and “Just Dance” on their large screen monitor outside. In addition, make sure to try out GameTruck’s new unique and exciting game, ZTAG, that promotes teamwork, communication, physical activity and problem-solving skills among players. ZTAG is a fun and immersive game that provides a unique and memorable experience for players of all ages.

Nicole the Artful Event will provide Face Painting and Caricature Artists, Bach to Rock will offer music activities, and 365NeverStopMoving will engage children with a parachute, throwing targets, jump rope, catch and paddle volley, balance stones and more. There will also be a fire truck, police vehicle, and ambulance on hand for safety tips and tours.

Lulu’s Blue’s Cruise Band will be entertaining the crowds at this year’s HBW Fair. Lead-singer Lucien C. Smith’s sound stretches from Blues, Jazz, Funk, Rock, and Reggae. Lucien has performed and recorded with legends of the industry, including Sean Pelton, Ray Charles, B.B King, Mingo Lewis, Santana, and Al DiMeola.

Thank you to our 2023 HBW Sponsors: Lead Presenting Sponsor: White Plains Hospital; Presenting Sponsors: Amazing Amusements, I Am More Scarsdale, Scarsdale Farmers’ Market, Simple Wishes; Silver Sponsors: AT&T, GameTruck, Hair Saloon & Cafe, Lane Creative Co., Lulu’s Blues Cruise, Metro Behavioral Health Associates, Patriot Bank, Popham Hall/New Park Management, Scarsdale Endo-Arielle Chassen Jacobs DMD PC; Supporting Sponsors: ARM Nutrition, Club Pilates Scarsdale, Mixology, Orangetheory Fitness, Rumble Boxing New Rochelle, ScentFluence, Village Kids Pediatric Dentistry.

Donation tickets and Kids’ Activity tickets are on sale at scarsdalebusinessalliance.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase on-site at the HBW Fair by cash or credit card.

FREE PARKING is available in the Freightway Garage and adjacent outdoor parking lot (72 Freightway) as well as the lower two levels of the Christie Place Garage (64 East Parkway).

PARTICIPATING VENDORS (as of 9/4/23): Amazing Amusements, Anthi's Greek, Arlotta Olive Oils, ARM Nutrition, AT&T, Babka Paradise, Bach to Rock Scarsdale, Badass Bagels, Bango Bowls, Bronx River Books, Cano Coffee, Club Pilates Scarsdale, Croatian Confections, Doc. Pickle, Empabake, Ever/Body, Freshly Made, GameTruck, Hair Saloon & Cafe, I Am More Scarsdale, Ice Cream for Fun, Longevity Place, Lulu's Blue's Cruise, Metro Behavioral Health Associates, Mixology, Moxie Salon and Beauty Bar, Nandini, NeverStopMoving365, Newgate farms, Nicole, The Artful Event, Norwich Meadow Farms, Orangetheory Fitness, P + S Seafood, Patriot Bank, Popojito, Rumble Boxing New Rochelle, Sania's Brow Bar, Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service (SFCS), Scarsdale Endo-Arielle Chassen Jacobs DMD PC, Scarsdale Farmers' Market, Scarsdale Fire Department, Scarsdale Forum, Scarsdale Police Department, Scarsdale Village Dental Arts, Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corp., ScentFluence, ShivaniYoga, Simple Wishes, Sova Farms, Village Kids Pediatric Dentistry, Wave Hill Breads, Wendybird Beauty, White Plains Hospital, Wing King Food Truck, YogaSix

Event Information: contact info@scarsdalebusinessalliance.com.

SSbagDespite soaring temperatures, Scarsdale residents flocked to the Village for the annual 2023 Summer Sidewalk Sale for fabulous, discounted deals. Each year the Scarsdale Business Alliance, a non-profit organization that supports local businesses, hosts the event to get the community engaged with local stores, restaurants, and businesses. This year the Sidewalk Sale was held from Thursday, July 27th through Saturday, July 29th.

Each day residents visited town favorites—Bronx River Books, Mixology, Rothmans, The Dark Horse—to take advantage of the annual sales. Rothmans, a high-end, family-owned, and operated men’s clothing store, was particularly popular for its extravagant sales. Other businesses that participated in the event include Amanda Arbeter Art, Eye Gallery of Scarsdale, Great Stuff, Learning Express and more.

In addition to supporting local retail stores, residents stopped by the Dine the ‘Dale tent to grab a bite from local restaurants. On each day of the sale, the Village was proud to host one of three food vendors: Popojito, the WingKing Truck, and the YumBro Food Truck. Popojito served chicken kabobs and a variety of delicious tacos; the WingKing Truck—one of Westchester’s new food trucks—sold wings, fries, and chicken fingers; and the YumBro Food Truck exposed Scarsdale to an assortment of Asian Fusian. santaChristmas in July at La Dentelliere

On Saturday, July 29th, families visited the tent to enjoy various family-friendly activities, including a balloon artist, face painting, caricature art, and musical activities with Bach to Rock, a Music School based in Mamaroneck. Bach to Rock will be having a grand opening in their new Scarsdale location in mid-August. At the end of the event, Scarsdale residents walked away with not only new goods but a sense of anticipation for next year’s Summer Sidewalk Sale.

Photos by Emily Gilman

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