Our 31st Anniversary Season
September 2018 - May 2019




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ArtsWestchester has presented the Arts Award annually since 1976 to recognize individuals and organizations whose vision, commitment, and leadership have enriched the cultural life of Westchester County, its communities and its citizens.   Downtown Music at Grace:
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Best Live Music Venue
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Wednesday, May 1, 12:10 p.m.

THE RISE OF RAGTIME: The Evolution of an American Art Form (1895-1920)- Peter Muir returns with a lecture recital that traces the spectacular rise of ragtime in American culture and charts its musical development throughout the first two decades of the twentieth century. Topics include: the emergence of ragtime from the cakewalk in the late 1890s; Scott Joplin and the "classic" ragtime style; ragtime songs; advanced ragtime of the 1910s; and the transformation of ragtime into jazz c. 1917. A virtuoso, in-depth look at this most American musical phenomenon, with works by Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton and many others.

Wednesday, May 8, 12:10 p.m.

Chamber Music with the musicians of the Westchester Philharmonic
- Robert Chausow, violin, Roberta Cooper, cello, and Elizabeth DiFelice, piano, perform the Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor.

This concert is made possible with the generous support of the Brian Wallach Agency, White Plains, New York.  Personal and Commercial Insurance since 1949.

Wednesday, May 15, 12:10 p.m.

Downtown Sinfonietta, our resident chamber orchestra, featuring members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, plays a celebratory concert featuring the Symphony No. 33 in B-Flat major, K. 319 of W.A. Mozart and the Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat major, D. 485 of Franz Schubert. Vincent Lionti conducts. 
This concert is made possible, in part, with a generous gift from Hannah and John Nelson.
Sunday, May 19 at 4:30 pm.
Duo Pianists Esther Park and Sun-A Park
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Wednesday, May 22, 12:10 p.m.

Sarah Vonsattel, violin, and Sayaka Tanikawa, piano, perform Mozart's Sonata for Violin and Piano K 301 plus Ravel's Sonata No. 2.



Wednesday, May 29, 12:10 p.m.

Angelica, the women’s chamber choir directed by Marie Caruso, has delighted our Downtown Music audience with its holiday programming for many years. This wonderful group offers an annual spring concert as well which, this season, carries the title Vox Feminarum, and features works written by women from the 13th to the 21st century. Highlights include music of Hildegard von Bingen and Maddelena Casulana; selections from the Codex Las Huelgas (13th c., Anon.); and the premieres of works by 18th-century composer Maria Rosa Coccia.

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