Masterworks Conversations Concert: Vienna!
Sunday, January 25, 3:00 – 4:20 pm
What a city for music, and what music comes from the city of Vienna! For the old masters Mozart and Beethoven, Vienna was the place to be. Its roots run deep in the fabric of European culture, and even Chopin and Ravel paid their musical dues to this city. Great battles and sieges have taken place at its gates, events that left their musical mark with works like Mozart’s Rondo alla turca, while composers like Beethoven created new worlds of sound in this city with compositions like the famous “Moonlight” sonata. Later the delightful Waltz came to invade Vienna, and our program will send you off with the Gypsy music Brahms adored while sipping his coffee in the city he called home for three decades. Join pianists Vlada Yaneva and Matthew Harrison on this splendid musical journey to Vienna!
Ossie Davis Theater. Suggested donation: $2.00. Made possible by the Lillian Robbins-Rick Englander Memorial Fund.
School Vacation Week Film: Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin…and More Stories for Young Musicians
Wednesday, February 18, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon
A lone trombone playing solo is joined by various instruments, one by one, to create a joyous music performance in the lead story Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin. Other stories includeMusical Max, by Robert Kraus; The Star Spangled Banner, illustrated by Richard Spier and performed by Aretha Franklin; Keeping House, written by Wendy Smith; andApartment Three, written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats.
For children ages 3 and up. 60 minutes.
Ossie Davis Theater, Main Library.
School Vacation Week Live Performance: Peter and the Wolf and Meet the Woodwinds!
Wednesday, February 18, 2:00 – 2:50 pm
Wonderful music performed by the Lehman Woodwind Quintet, with a narrator, relates the classic tale of a boy’s colorful adventure in the forest. The spirited young Peter, his grumbling grandfather, fabulous forest friends, and the menacing wolf come alive, to the delight of all audience members. The performance will involve lots of audience interaction and fun. A great introduction to musical instruments!
Appropriate for children in Pre-K and up. Ossie Davis Theater, Main Library. Made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library.
Downtown New Rochelle: Master Developer Announced
The City of New Rochelle announced the selection of RDRXR as master developer for the largest and most significant economic development initiative in the city’s history. In its new capacity, RDRXR will work with the city and its residents to finalize the creation of a consensus-driven, mixed-use, transit-oriented proposal based on a preliminary blueprint outlined by RDRXR that spans multiple sites and would dramatically re-shape New Rochelle’s downtown, while also spurring economic growth and job creation for the entire region.