Our 33rd Anniversary Season
September 2020 - May 2021

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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:
Voted Westchester's
Best Live Music Venue
by Westchester Magazine!

Concerts for the 2020-2021 Season

Welcome to the 33rd season of Downtown Music!

We plan to return to live, in-person, concerts as soon as possible. Until then, our virtual offerings will appear on YouTube at 12:15 p.m. each Wednesday and be available to watch for a period of at least ten days. You can view current programs, and highlights from previous years, at
https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

April

Wednesday, April 7 @ 12:15 PM

Celebrated radio host Bob Sherman continues to expand our circle as he introduces the Downtown Music audience to Work O’ the Weavers. The quartet of singers, David Bernz, who also plays banjo and guitar; Martha Sandefer; Mark Murphy, who plays bass; and Travis Jeffrey, playing banjo, recreates songs associated with the Weavers, the legendary folk group co-founded by Pete Seeger. The artists also offer new selections that the Weavers might be singing today.

This concert is made possible, in part, with the generous support of Wendy and William Foulke.

Premieres at 12:15 PM:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/video

Wednesday, April 14 @ 12:15 PM

The Manhattan Chamber Players make their Downtown Music debut as they offer the astonishingly beautiful Piano Quintet of Robert Schumann.  MCP is a chamber music collective of New York-based musicians who also enjoy independent careers as soloists and chamber musicians. Their collaborative work has been praised in Classical Source as “a mellifluous blend of vigorous intensity and dramatic import, performed with enthusiasm, technical facility and impressive balance…a winning performance.”

This concert is made possible, in part, with the generous support of Barbara and Paul Schwarz.

Premieres at 12:15 PM:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

Wednesday, April 21 @ 12:15 PM

Yiying Niu, 2018 Prize Winner New York International Piano Competition, returns to Downtown Music to play music of Haydn, plus works of Debussy and Liszt that showcase this young musician’s extraordinary artistry. Presented in partnership with the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation.

This concert is made possible, in part, with the generous support of Beverley and Sabin Streeter.

Premieres at 12:15 PM:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

Wednesday, April 28 @ 12:15 PM

The exciting Cocomama Trio, with Nicki Denner (piano); Mayra Casales (percussion); and Jennifer Vincent (cello and bass), are joined by Anton Denner on flute and saxophone in this unique chamber music offering. Tune in for a program of original compositions inspired by a mix of classical repertory and Brazilian and Cuban themes.

This concert is made possible, in part, with the generous support of Elizabeth and Harry White.

Premieres at 12:15 PM:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

May

Wednesday, May 5 @ 12:15 PM

Cellist Anita Graef is joined by Juliani Ensemble members Emily Seaberry Graef, piano and flute; and Julian Graef, violin; offering works of Faure, Gliere, and the “London Trio” No. 3 in G Major of Joseph Haydn. A Downtown Music debut.

This concert is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Rose and William Kaung.

Premieres at 12:15 PM:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

Wednesday, May 12 @ 12:15 PM

We celebrate with Jomion & the Uklos, a West African family band from Benin which dazzled our weekend audience last spring. At once complex and simple, their profound songs connect to the depths of human experience while lightening the heart with joy.

This concert is made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Peckham Family Foundation.

Premieres at 12:15 PM:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

Wednesday, May 19 @ 12:15 PM

The Rise of Ragtime - The Evolution of an American Art Form. Peter Muir returns with a 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. A virtuosic, in-depth look at this most American musical phenomenon with works by Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton and others.

This concert is made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Brian Wallach Agency, White Plains, NY.  Personal and commercial insurance since 1949.

Premieres at 12:15 PM:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

Wednesday, May 26 @ 12:15 PM

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 year, they are creating especially for our Downtown Music audience.

This concert is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Eric Wolf and Amy Kurlander, in memory of David B. Wolf.  

Premieres at 12:15 PM:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos

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