Westchester County Event Calendar

In The Garden of Sonic Delights

June 12, 2014 - November 2, 2014

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts - (914) 232-5035

Acting Out: Words That Connect

March 29, 2014-  November 2014

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art - (914) 788-0100

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South Pacific

Music by Richard Rodgers,
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. 
Directed by Charles Repole 
Choreographed by Michael Lichtefeld
Musical Direction by Leo Carusone

September 25th – November 30th and  December 31stth – January 25, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre - (914) 592-2222

Lineage: The Art of Mentorship

September 27, 2014-November 15, 2014

Clay Art Center - (914) 937-2047


Ticket and date information

These events have limited capacity and sell out.
All admissions are by advance purchase timed ticket.

Blaze dates are Oct. 4-5, 10-13, 16-19, 23-31, Nov. 1-2, 6-9, 14-16. Tickets are $20 for adults ($25 on Saturdays), $16 for children 3-17 ($20 on Saturdays), and free for children under 3 and Historic Hudson Valley members.


Horseman’s Hollow dates are Oct. 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31 and Nov. 1. Tickets are $20 ($25 on Saturdays). Historic Hudson Valley members receive a $5 per ticket discount.


Irving’s ‘Legend’ dates are Oct. 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31 and Nov. 1. Seating is very limited and there are three performances each evening. Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for children under 18. Historic Hudson Valley members receive a $5 per ticket discount.

This is a view of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. on October 22, 2011. (Photo by Tom Nycz)

Legend Behind the ‘Legend’ dates are Oct. 4-5, 11-13, 18-19, 25-26, 31, Nov. 1-2. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for children 3-17, and free for those under 3 and Historic Hudson Valley members.

Buy tickets online at www.hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-366-6900 ($2 per ticket surcharge for phone orders).


The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

October 4-5, 2014

October 10-13, 2014

October 16-19, 2014

October 23-31, 2014

Van Cortlandt Manor - (914) 631-8200


Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Haunted Tours

Check website: sleepyhollowcemetery.org

James Van Praagh: The Ghost Whisperer

October 8, 2014

Tarrytown Music Hall - (914) 631-3390


Conductors Jaime Laredo and Ted Sperling Commence New Posts

Featuring Anne-Marie McDermott, Bella Hristova, Joshua Roman, 
Danail Rachev, and Composer Gabriela Lena Frank

Superstar Christine Ebersole, Frozen’s Santino Fontana
and Cinderella’s Laura Osnes Headline Winter Pops

(Purchase,New York) — The Westchester Philharmonic’s 2014-15 season ushers in a new era as the orchestra proudly welcomes new principal conductors Jaime Laredo and Ted Sperling. The lineup of main stage concerts at the Purchase Performing Arts Center boasts major masterpieces and compelling new works performed by classical music legends and astonishing newcomers, and for its annual Winter Pops, Broadway favorites sung by today’s leading stars of stage and screen. New this year, a specially developed family-friendly concert in February is suitable for all ages while satisfying to the most discriminating musical palates.

On Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3 pm, Principal Conductor Jaime Laredo begins his tenure in a brilliant pairing of mentor and disciple: Bella Hristova, the 2009 Young Concert Artists First Prize winner and recipient of the 2013Avery Fisher Career Grant, performs one of the best-known works for violin, Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin, under the baton of her former teacher. The season-opening concert begins exotically with Elegia Andina by composer, Guggenheim Fellow, and Grammy-winner Gabriela Lena Frank, who uses the folk melodies of Peru in a stirring and passionate“Elegy to the Andes.” Ms. Frank will talk about her work and career at the Phil’s pre-concert discussion. The opening concert also includes Dvořák’s majestic Seventh Symphony, revealing the master composer at the very height of his powers.

On Sunday, December 21, 2014, at3 pm, Principal Conductor Ted Sperling will lead the Philharmonic’s annual sold-out Winter Pops concert, Anywhere I Wander: The Frank Loesser Songbook, starring two time Tony-winner Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens, 42nd Street), Drama Desk winner Santino Fontana, (Cinderella,Billy Elliott, and the recent Oscar-winning hit Frozen) and Laura Osnes (Bonnie &Clyde, Cinderella). Loesser’s astounding catalog of hit Broadway musicals includes Guys & Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Where’s Charley?, and The Most Happy Fella.Concert-goers can keep the holiday fun going at the Pops After-Party, where they’ll mingle with the artists while enjoying scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and wines. As with concert tickets, early reservations are a must.

Coming in2015…
On Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3 pm the Phil invites audiences to hop aboard Principal Conductor Ted Sperling’s guided tour to a family-friendly program, perfect for all ages yet fully satisfying to the most sophisticated musical palates. Opening with Mozart’s mischievous Overture to The Magic Flute, the whirlwind scene is set for renowned pianist Anne-Marie McDermott performing the magnificent GriegPiano Concerto, with its famous opening passage. Then optimism and boundless possibility suffuse Beethoven’s Second Symphony.

On Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3 pm, principal conductor and renowned violinist Jaime Laredo leads the orchestra as both soloist and conductor in an enchanting program that spans Baroque, Classical,and Romantic periods with works by Bach, Dvořák, Vivaldi and Haydn. Joining Maestro Laredo for solo turns in front of the orchestra are the Phil’s concertmaster Robert Chausow, principal oboist Melanie Feld, and other members of the Philharmonic.

On Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 3 pm, the future of classical music arrives with guest conductor Danail Rachev and cellist Joshua Roman. Rachev, whose impeccable musical reputation is spreading fast, is music director at the Eugene Symphony. Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres will segue into Elgar’s powerful and haunting Cello Concerto, performed by Roman, an equally young and extraordinary artist whose career arc is on a steep ascent. The orchestra’s 32ndseason concludes fittingly with the bright and glorious Brahms Second Symphony. “[

Open Rehearsals
Free open rehearsals with the orchestra are scheduled for Sundays October 19, February 8, April 19 and June 14 at 11 am in The Concert Hall. Children and families welcome. Please visit www.westchesterphil.orgfor information before attending.

General Information and Tickets
All performances will take place in The Concert Hall at The Performing Arts Center,Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York. 
Five and four concert subscriptions are available and range from $394-$98. Single tickets range from $30-$97. Student/child/group discounts are also available.         To purchase tickets and for additional information call the Westchester Philharmonic Box Office at (914) 682-3707 ext. 10 or visit www.westchesterphil.org. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card accepted. 

The Mavericks

October 31, 2014

Tarrytown Music Hall - (914) 631-3390



SLEEPY HOLLOW, NY ---  Friends of Music Concerts, Inc. will welcome French pianist Lise de la Salle on Saturday,  November 1, 2014, when she performs works by Brahms, Debussy, and Ravel in the Kusel Auditorium at Sleepy Hollow High School, 210 North Broadway (Route 9) in Sleepy Hollow.  All performances will begin at 8pm.  Parking is free.

In just a few years, through concerts and recordings, de la Salle has established a reputation as one of today’s most exciting young artists.  The New York Times said, “Ms. de la Salle is eminently musical; she offers depth as well as virtuosity.” 

Born in Cherbourg in 1988, de la Salle started playing the piano at the age of four and gave her first concert, broadcast live by Radio France, when she was nine. At the age of 13 she made her concerto debut in Avignon with Beethoven`s Piano Concerto No 2.  Her 2005 Bach/Liszt recording was selected as Recording of the Month by Grammaphone Magazine; her 2008 recording of Liszt’s, Prokoviev’s and Shostakovich’s final concertos was similarly honored.  Between 1997 and 2004 Lise de la Salle won numerous competitions including First Prize in the 2004 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York.

For adults, single concert tickets are $30 each.  Students ages 18 and under are admitted free of charge. Ticket order forms may be downloaded from www.friendsofmusicconcerts.org and then mailed with a check to Friends of Music Concerts, P.O. Box 675, Millwood, NY 10546. More information about Friends of Music Concerts may be obtained from the web site or by calling 914-861-5080



Artist’s Reception November 1, Exhibit Runs Through November 30


CROTON FALLS, NY – An artist for over 35 years, Michael Patterson travels for inspiration. His work is in over 500 private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe. The Schoolhouse Theater and Gallery is honored to present an exhibit of his work from November 1 through November 30.  Gallery hours are daily 10 am to 3pm, by appointment, and during performance hours of the theater’s main stage production of “Freud’s Last Session,” which runs on weekends through November 23.


Michael Patterson was born in Hudson, NY in 1953 into a family of painters. His grandfather, Howard Ashman Patterson, was an established American artist and his brotherDavid Burns Patterson, is a landscape and abstract artist. Michael graduated from SUNY Purchase with honors in painting, printmaking, and sculpture. He has been painting for 35 years, traveling to Vermont, Maine, California, New Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Europe for inspiration.

Patterson has shown his work extensively in Europe and the U.S., primarily in the Northeast. Through the years, his work has gone in and out of several styles and series of subjects.  Visually, he is drawn to many of the same things today that he was drawn to years ago: rainy city streets, sun on sparkling waters, faces, hands, clouds, sky, dappled sunlight, people at the beach, people playing music and expressing feelings. 

In addition to continuing his painting, he is creating sculptures in stone and clay, both figurative and abstract. His home and studio are on the Shepaug River in Roxbury, Connecticut where he lives with his wife, Jessyka.  

A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 5 to 7pm and is open to the public.  For more information call The Schoolhouse Theater box office at 914-277-8477 or visit www.schoolhousetheater.org

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