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Caramoor has had to pivot quickly from the full summer season that was originally planned to finding new ways of inspiring audiences safely in light of pandemic restrictions. The Katonah cultural arts destination, with more than 80 acres of woodlands, gardens, sound art and outdoor performan…

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The mission set forth by Virginia Hoff and Joyce Barthelson, founders of Hoff-Barthelson Music School, in 1944 was to spread the joy of music and make available education access to reach as wide an audience as possible. In looking back during its 75th anniversary year, Hoff-Barthelson decide…

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Pamela Sklar always knew she would be a musician. Hailing from a family of professional musicians, she never decided she was going to become one — it was something she always just “knew.” A flutist and composer, Sklar has collaborated with ensembles playing all types of music from classic, r…

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On the title track of her new album, “Believe,” Neshama Carlebach sings of building a better world and creating joy from sorrow, with maybe a nod to the joyous Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, which, as she reminds us, “happens at the darkest time of the year.”  

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On Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., in the cozy atmosphere of Greenville Community Church, Shelly Burch will perform “Incurably Romantic.” It’s a one-woman concert of show tunes — some sentimental, some well remembered, all memorable. If the music sounds exceptionally beautiful, it’s because Burch, a one-t…

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Scarsdale resident of 21 years Michael Heffner knows that Westchester is a place that loves music. With countless local ensembles, theaters and churches constantly presenting new concerts, it’s easy to forget that sometimes a little bit of free or low cost music can be an asset to the community.

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Twenty-something years in the making, the Scarsdale-inspired band PartyBox Raiders is finally making its world premier at HudCo After Dark on Saturday, Oct. 19. Inspired by its predecessor, Shoe, an alt-country band headed by guitarist Adam C. Dell and drummer Doug Schneider in the late ’90s…

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With expanding audiences and a lineup that continues to go from strength to strength in the summer, Caramoor also remains a hub for music and artistic exploration year-round. Not surprisingly, the upcoming 2019-20 fall and spring seasons offer a wealth of diverse and imaginative programming …

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World-famous pianist Alon Goldstein is set to headline The Symphony of Westchester’s 23rd concert season which will premiere in November. The season features Beethoven, Bach and Brahms-centered performances, as well as other renowned selections from the classical repertoire.

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JazzFest White Plains is entering its eighth year and boasting a headlining act of a never-before-done collaboration between three renowned artists. The Emmet Cohen Quartet, featuring “prodigy” jazz artist Emmet Cohen, will play alongside George Coleman and Jimmy Cobb at the main event on Se…

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Scarsdale native and 2016 SHS grad Alexa Kishner is making her way across the country and into the big-time music scene. Currently a senior at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, Kishner is a songwriting major also working on a minor in music business, and she hopes to pursue music p…

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Walking into a bar and seeing a poster announcing a cover band show can elicit one of two reactions: an excited request for a glam rock song of bygone years or a groan of mild dread. Not many bands will proudly announce they are more of a “wild jukebox” than a deep and brooding ensemble with…

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The Scarsdale Business Alliance has announced a final list of musical guests and food trucks for a music festival dubbed Scarchella, slated for Sept. 14 in Scarsdale Village.

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The Scarsdale Village Board of Trustees voted on July 9 to allow the Scarsdale Business Alliance to host Scarchella, a music festival in Chase Park. The name Scarchella comes from the uber-cool California music festival, Coachella, which features top name artists and attracts more than a qua…

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The music of vocalist, violinist, composer and producer Caroline Shaw is being heard on six separate programs during this summer season at Caramoor in Katonah. Shaw, the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music — when she was just 30 — has as recent commissions new works for Renee …

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“Stars and Stripes,” “American Overture” and selections from “West Side Story” filled the air as fireworks lit the sky over the Scarsdale Pool Complex Tuesday night. A week earlier the Pink Panther theme, classical tunes and a Les Mis medley drifted through the open windows of buildings surr…

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NASA launched the twin Voyager spacecrafts into the cosmos in 1977. In 2012, Voyager 1 became the first vessel to explore interstellar space, or the region between stars, and today, both probes float through the Milky Way Galaxy, collecting data for the agency’s Deep Space Network.

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In 25 years, the New Choral Society has become a community staple and one of the premier choral ensembles in Westchester County. Comprised of a robust choir and professional orchestra, its reputation has drawn top-tier musicians and singers in the classical voice vein, including renowned sop…

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Last Valentine’s Day, a gunman stormed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in one of the deadliest mass shootings in the nation’s history. Among those scrambling to flee the attack was Rebecca Angel’s cousin, then a freshman, who survived.

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In 2012, when Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters performed at South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry as part of the Common Ground Coffeehouse concert series, Platt described the band’s sound as “Appalachian honky-tonk.” That same year, the group, based in Asheville, North Carolina, beg…

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Scarsdale High School senior Abigail Nishiwaki spends Friday afternoons with third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Edward Williams Elementary School in Mount Vernon, violin in hand. She is participating in the SHS Music Education initiative, through which Scarsdale volunteers teach students t…

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For 17 years, Westchester Band Maestro Alan Hollander has looked out from the podium at families cuddled on blankets and tykes chasing fireflies every Thursday in Chase Park. The evening concerts are guided by Hollander’s eclectic program of light classical music, Broadway classics and pop f…

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Late Night Episode front man Daniel Lonner is laidback, charmingly eccentric and vaguely controversial all at once. He sat with longtime friend and band guitarist Eric Sherman at The Inquirer April 9, with chipped metallic nail polish, peering out from behind translucent shades.

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Nostalgia is a universally sweet sting, even for 22-year-old Rebecca Angel. In fact, it’s the bread and butter of her debut solo EP, “What We Had.”

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Carnegie Hall is a global music icon. Some of the greatest performers of the last century have taken to its stage, from Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Mahler and Bartók to George Gershwin, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland and The Beatles.

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If anyone would know about the evolution of radio over the last 40 years, it’s Jimmy Fink. Fink, a Scarsdale resident since 1988, has worked for WPLJ and K-Rock, and currently, for the popular adult alternative station The Peak, based in White Plains.