Balsam Piano Trio Performs Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals

Camille Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals was brought to life for the enthusiastic second-grade class at Columbus Elementary School in New Rochelle by the Balsam Piano Trio. This interactive program, which took place on November 14, 2023, was made possible through the sponsorship of Young Musicians of Westchester. Hailing from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, the talented student group engaged the children by encouraging a dance warm-up in…

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Grants from the Rea Charitable Trust and ArtsWestchester to Support Free Concerts and Educational Programs

We’re pleased to announce that Young Musicians of Westchester has received a grant from The Rea Charitable Trust to support our 2023 – 2024 season of free concerts and educational programs. The Trust was formed in memory of Isabel McClintic Rea, a patron of the arts and a talented pianist, to support the work of arts organizations. This grant is in addition to an Arts Alive grant received from the Statewide Community…

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Students of the Purchase College Conservatory of Music performing for a fourth grade class in New Rochelle

Purchase College Conservatory of Music Jazz Ensemble plays for Elementary School Students

Students of the Purchase College Conservatory of Music performing for a fourth grade class in New Rochelle On April 24, 2023, a jazz ensemble from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College put on a thrilling program of Afro-Cuban music for over 100 4th grade students from New Rochelle’s Columbus Elementary School.  Coordinated by the School’s music teacher, Courtney Bullen, and Principal, Michael Galland, over 100 students and teachers enjoyed meeting with…

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Rosa Burke performing at the Ossie Davis Theater

Debut Performances Highlight Chamber Music Concert

On Sunday, April 2, 2023, Young Musicians of Westchester held our first public, free admission concert at the New Rochelle Public Library. The concert featured students from Purchase College’s Conservatory of Music who presented chamber music compositions they’re presently studying. For some of the musicians, the April 2 concert was their first opportunity to perform before a live audience outside of school settings. For the audience, the concert was an opportunity to…

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Jazz Ensemble Performs for Columbus Elementary School

Students from Columbus Elementary School enjoyed meeting a jazz quintet from Purchase College’s Music Conservatory in February Young Musicians of Westchester’ inaugural program was a huge success! Over 100 students from Columbus Elementary School enjoyed meeting a jazz quintet from Purchase College’s Music Conservatory on Monday, Feb 13, for a fun hour of music by Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and others followed by a long Q and A session. Young Musicians of…

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