Calendar of Events

Nov
23
Sat
Norm Lewis @ Emelin Theatre
Nov 23 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Norm Lewis @ Emelin Theatre |  |  |

The star of Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miz, Porgy & Bess, The Little Mermaid and more, Norm Lewis is “among the most reliably impressive voices on Broadway”(NY Times) and one of its most sought-after leading men.

Dec
6
Fri
The Lonely Heartstring Band @ Emelin Theatre
Dec 6 @ 8:00 PM
The Lonely Heartstring Band @ Emelin Theatre |  |  |

Combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies, the band’s original songs and compositions showcase both its considerable talent, and dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music.

Dec
12
Thu
MAMARONECK CHORUS @ Emelin Theatre
Dec 12 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MAMARONECK CHORUS @ Emelin Theatre |  |  |

Steph Chinn, MAS music teacher and long-time Mamaroneck resident, will reprise a very special, community-based project: A multi-age musical event featuring musicians and singers from the Mamaroneck/Larchmont area.

Dec
13
Fri
MAMARONECK CHORUS @ Emelin Theatre
Dec 13 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MAMARONECK CHORUS @ Emelin Theatre |  |  |

Steph Chinn, MAS music teacher and long-time Mamaroneck resident, will reprise a very special, community-based project: A multi-age musical event featuring musicians and singers from the Mamaroneck/Larchmont area.

Dec
15
Sun
The Symphony of Westchester All Baroque Concert @ Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium - Iona College
Dec 15 @ 3:00 PM
The Symphony of Westchester All Baroque Concert @ Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium - Iona College |  |  |

Two Symphony of Westchester violinists will step out of their section to perform Bach’s Double Violin Concerto BWV 1043 in D minor as part of an all-Baroque program on Sun., Dec. 15 at 3:00 p.m., at Iona College’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium.
Concertmaster Alex Abayev and first violinist Tetyana Byelgorodska are the featured soloists. Abayev will also perform Bach’s Violin Concerto no. 1, BWV 1041 in A minor. The program also includes Pachabel’s Canon and Handel’s Concerto Grosso, op. 6 no. 1.
In addition to being the Symphony’s concertmaster, Abayev performs as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States and abroad and participates in many international music festivals. Byelgorodska, a former concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, has toured extensively throughout Europe, Japan and South Korea.
A snow date for this concert has been set for Sat., Dec. 14 at 3:00 p.m. The decision to use the snow date will be made on Fri., Dec. 13 and will be available on the Symphony’s website: www.thesymphonyofwestchester.org and by phone: (914) 654-4926.
Iona’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium is at 715 North Ave., New Rochelle. Ticket prices are $55 general admission, $40 seniors (65+) and $15 students with ID. Single tickets and subscriptions are available on-line: http://www.thesymphonyofwestchester.org or by phone: (914) 654-4926. More information is available on the website or by emailing info@thesymphonyofwestchester.org.
This concert series is sponsored in part by the Iona College Council on the Arts through the generosity of JoAnn and Joseph M. Murphy and the Baron Lambert Fund.

Dec
20
Fri
Disney’s Newsies @ White Plains Performing Arts Center
Dec 20 2019 @ 7:00 PM – Jan 12 2020 @ 9:00 PM
Disney's Newsies @ White Plains Performing Arts Center |  |  |

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty & the Beast) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! While on Broadway, Newsies received 23 major theatrical nominations – including eight Tony Award® nods – and won Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography.

Feb
1
Sat
Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints @ Emelin Theatre
Feb 1 @ 8:00 PM
Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints @ Emelin Theatre |  |  |

Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano and two-time Grammy nominated trumpeter Dave Douglas are current masters on their respective instruments and pivotal figures of modern jazz.

Feb
7
Fri
Cyrille Aimée @ emelin theatre
Feb 7 all-day
Cyrille Aimée @ emelin theatre |  |  |

Critically acclaimed touring and recording artist, French/Dominican vocalist Cyrille Aimée, brings her winsome charm, supple voice and stylistic diversity to perform jazz, swing, pop, Sondheim and more.

Improvisation is not just a technique for vocalist Cyrille Aimée. It’s a way of life, one that has not only allowed her to share her engaging voice and sparkling creativity with the world, but has led her on an unexpected journey.

From her roots in the small town of Samois-sur-Seine in France, where she was introduced to a wealth of diverse music by her French father and Dominican mother: everything from Michael Jackson to French chanson, Flamenco to country-western. In the ensuing years Aimée would continue to hone and expand those influences, integrating elements of Brazilian music, gypsy jazz, and singer-songwriter traditions. It was the unlimited potential of improvisation and the desire to pursue that in-the-moment creation which led her to jazz.

Feb
14
Fri
The Special Consensus @ Emelin Theatre
Feb 14 @ 8:00 PM
The Special Consensus @ Emelin Theatre |  |  |

In their four decades of performing, The Special Consensus has achieved a contemporary sound, making their music a modern classic. Band leader and founder Greg Cahill is a recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and Special Consensus has received five awards from the IBMA and two GRAMMY nominations.

Special Consensus’ sound is grounded in a deep appreciation and understanding of bluegrass music; the infectious band sound reminds people of the past while utilizing the innovations of today. With the foundation of Greg’s unique banjo playing style, Rick Faris (guitar), Nick Dumas (mandolin), and Dan Eubanks (bass) effortlessly support each other and consistently maintain their bluegrass center whether they’re playing a jazz-tinged instrumental or a song from their award-winning John Denver tribute album. These four talented vocalists and instrumentalists follow their creative desires without straying too far from their roots.

Mar
5
Thu
John Scofield @ Emelin Theatre
Mar 5 @ 8:00 PM
John Scofield @ Emelin Theatre |  |  |

A one night only, solo performance.

“Unconventional, joyous, virtuosic, timeless,” are just some of the terms used to describe the artistry of John Scofield. One of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, Scofield’s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’s and continues to do so today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R&B. A creative artist of a rare sort, John Scofield is a stylistic chameleon who has forged a consistent, rock-solid aesthetic identity. “The modern messiah of ‘Terminator jazz’ (DownBeat).”

Mar
20
Fri
David Davis & The Warrior River Boys @ Emelin Theatre
Mar 20 @ 8:00 PM
David Davis & The Warrior River Boys @ Emelin Theatre |  |  |

A Tribute to the Music of Charlie Poole

Recognized as modern leaders in traditional bluegrass, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys have thrown genre boundaries aside to delve deep into the roots of acoustic music in a stunning tribute to the legendary Charlie Poole. A generation before Bill Monroe was credited with founding bluegrass, the music of Charlie Poole and his North Carolina Ramblers was a common source of repertoire for many early bluegrass bands. Leveraging recordings from the 1920’s, Davis and his band have taken key elements from Poole’s music to create a masterful and exciting collection of old‐time tunes melded with bluegrass instrumentation, rhythm, and harmonies. The result is a modern take on the music of the man Davis believes is not only the ‘Grandfather’ of bluegrass, but of a broader roots music family.

Apr
16
Thu
Eddie Henderson Quintet @ Emelin Theatre
Apr 16 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Eddie Henderson Quintet @ Emelin Theatre |  |  |

In 1970, when Eddie Henderson joined Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi band as a substitute trumpeter, he was the least experienced member of that groundbreaking group. But Henderson, who had just become a practicing psychiatrist, was up to it. In fact, his cool sound and creative brilliance so impressed Hancock that the gig, which was supposed to end after a week, lasted until the band broke up. With that, Henderson was launched on an illustrious career that shows few signs of slowing down

Apr
17
Fri
Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands @ Emelin Theatre
Apr 17 @ 8:00 PM
Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands @ Emelin Theatre |  |  |

GRAMMY Award-nominated musician Laurie Lewis is an internationally-renowned singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and educator. She was a founding member of the Good Ol’ Persons and the Grant Street String Band and has performed and recorded since 1986 with her musical partner, mandolinist Tom Rozum. Laurie has twice been voted IBMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year and has won the respect and admiration of her peers. Since her debut in 1986, Laurie has recorded nearly 20 albums in a number of musical formats. Her latest album with her band The Right Hands, The Hazel and Alice Sessions, was nominated for the Best Bluegrass Recording Grammy in 2017.