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:
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Best Live Music Venue
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Concerts for the 2020-2021 Season

Welcome to the 33rd season of Downtown Music!
October – December 2020

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

October

Wednesday, October 7 @ 12:15 PM

Dances of Nineteenth Century Vienna, featuring music of Carl Michael Ziehrer and his arch rival, Johann Strauss, Jr. The Downtown Sinfonietta Chamber Ensemble, featuring members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, in never before seen footage of the Downtown Music concert of November 6, 2019. Program includes Ziehrer's “Loslassen!" Polka, opus 386 (1887), D'Kernmad'In, opus 58 (An Original Styrian Dance) (1860), Fächer Polonaise, opus 525 (1900), and Strauss' Tritsch Tratsch" Polka, opus 214 (1858).

The Downtown Sinfonietta Chamber Ensemble: 
Quan Yuan, violin 
Derek Ratzenboeck, violin 
Vincent Lionti, viola 
Marc Tagle, violoncello 
Stephen Sas, contrabasso

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

Wednesday, October 14, and Wednesday, October 21 @ 12:15 PM
A Two-Part Offering


Duo Amadeae: Sisters Esther and Sun-A Park dazzled the judges at the 2016 Chicago International Duo Piano Competition, winning this distinguished event sponsored by the Music Institute of Chicago, and are One Piano, Four-Hands Prize Winners of the New York International Piano Competition. Following the concert, Melvin Stecher and Norman Horowitz join Tim Lewis for a behind-the-scenes look at the New York International Piano Competition and discuss their role as mentors of Esther and Sun-A Park.

 

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

Wednesday, October 28 @ 12:15 PM

IWednesday, October 28 @ 12:15 PM
Tom Chapin in Conversation with Bob Sherman:  With 26 recordings and hundreds of songs in his repertoire, Tom Chapin offers a wonderful mix of story songs, ballads, comedic and political songs, family music, sing-alongs, old-time folk classics, and a favorite song or two.  Bob Sherman brings his celebrated “Woody’s Children” format to Downtown Music for this special program.

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

November

Wednesday, November 4, and Wednesday, November 11 @ 12:15 PM
A Two-Part Offering

The Hub Miller Experience: George Hubbard (Hub) Miller (1934-1982) excelled as both a cowboy and an electrical engineer in his native Oregon before his accomplishments as a composer, conductor and performer brought him to New York, where he worked with the Joffrey Ballet, Bette Midler and the Broadway production of Hair. A gift for melody, a love of nature, and an understanding of Eastern philosophy anchors much of his output. Hailey McAvoy offers our Downtown Music audience an exclusive look at this profile, which she created with help from the composer’s family and her colleagues at the Eastman School of Music.

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

Wednesday, November 18 @ 12:15 PM

Soprano Abigail Fischer joins us for a unique program which explores the spiritual and therapeutic properties of sound. She will share examples of her work on the concert stage, and also the more intimate pieces she has been creating during this unusual time.  Writing in the New York Times, Zachary Woolfe notes: With her dramatic tumble of red hair and cello-mello voice, Ms. Fischer sings with a passionate restraint that has no equal in her generation.

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

Wednesday, November 25:  No Concert -Thanksgiving Eve

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