Heart of Gold Gala with Neil Young

The Bridge School, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to educating children with severe speech and physical impairments, will host an intimate, fundraising event called the Heart of Gold Gala at a private estate in Watermill, New York on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Music legend Neil Young will take to the stage for a special live performance to raise awareness and funds for The Bridge School, which he co-founded and has supported for over 30 years. The Bridge School was started by Pegi Young, Jim Forderer, and speech and language pathologist, Dr. Marilyn Buzolich. Pegi Young and Neil Young were inspired to start the school after they were unable to find a suitable school placement for their non-verbal son, Ben Young, who has cerebral palsy. Since its inception, The Bridge School has been a leader in ensuring that children with severe speech and physical impairments are able to achieve full participation in their communities through augmentative and alternative communication and has developed unique programs and trained highly skilled professionals in the use of state of the art assistive technology.

Flower Festival Intl Presents: SADEP & Polichinela

A new partnership with the Colombian Flower Festival, with Circus Arts, Theater, and Music featuring Colombian groups SADEP and Polichinela. Working with “Silleteros” artists from Colombia, all ages will enjoy hands-on Silleta making and Colombian flower displays. Flowers and materials provided. DATE: SUN | JULY 1 | 12-5 PM | SHOW & WORKSHOP

Tickets: FREE (with online RSVP HERE)

Baked Shrimp: The Return to The Bitter End

Razor Boy Music Inc. Presents:
Baked Shrimp: The Return to The Bitter End
June 30th, 2018 – Doors: 11:59pm Music: 1am

Since forming in January 2017, Baked Shrimp has broken into the Long Island and NYC jam scene and, over the course of the past year, the high-energy rock trio have played unique shows across the Northeast and are looking to build on that success in 2018 with the release of Feast of Delight that puts front and center a distinct ’90s indie vibe. Following the release of Feast of Delight, Baked Shrimp now gets started on a brand new chapter by introducing their brand new drummer, Jager Soss, a well-versed experienced musician, who has played with greats such as George Porter Jr., Butch Trucks, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and more. “One of Long Island’s best kept secrets”
– Pete Mason; NYS Music

“Guitar work that makes the song a distant cousin of Henry Mancini’s calliope in “Baby Elephant Walk,” building firmly and erupting for a fire-y ending.” – Pete Mason; NYS Music

“Even if the bands are nearly 25 years apart, and a little dose of Talking Heads’ “Cities,” wrapping up an album that will be perfect for afternoon listening and dancing to late into the night this summer.” – Pete Mason; NYS Music

“They are a young jam trio with compositional pieces.

Two Women, One Passion

In partnership with Festival de las Flores, two outstanding performers of the symphonic music of the Antioquia Region in Colombia, pianist Teresita Gómez and soprano Delcy Yanet Estrada, present a special repertoire, for the intercultural community of New York as part of the Flower Festival. DATE: SAT | JUNE 30 | 8 PM | CONCERT
PRE-SHOW BOOK SIGNING AT 6 PM

Reinaldo Spitaletta, journalist, writer and professor presents his latest book “The Ballad of an Old Teenager” that portrays the reality and fiction of the culture and society of the late twentieth century in Medellín.​

Tickets: $16/$10 Members & Students​ (Teens 13-19 free with ID)

Queens Jazz Orchestra 10th Year Anniversary!

Since 2008, FTH’s Queens Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of NEA Jazz Master Dr. Jimmy Heath, has performed to thousands of jazz lovers, honoring music made popular by jazz icons who called Queens their home, featuring established jazz heroes and the next generation of greats. Our 10th-anniversary celebration will honor Jimmy Heath and his life’s journey through jazz. DATE: FRI | JUNE 29 | 8 PM | JAZZ

Tickets: $42/$32 Members/$20 Students; Table Package: $125/$100 Members (Reserved Table for 2, Wine & Snacks)​

Teens 13-19 free with ID

2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Closing

Food, music and fun as the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) wraps up the 16th annual Uptown Arts Stroll, a month of ART UPTOWN! Performances by Hazzanista (Eliana Kissner) and Matt Davis Trio.

New York City Brass Brothers

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance presents: New York City Brass Brothers – Dale Turk (Tuba), Brian Pasian (Guitar/Accordion/Vocals), Andrew Carvajal (Drums), Marc Wishengrad (Trumpet) and Demetrius Daniel (Trombone/Vocals). With New York City Brass Brothers. https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkCityBrassBrothers/

Inwood Hill Park at Gaelic Field (enter at Indian Road and 218th Street)

Music will be followed by Inwood Art Works Film Works Alfresco: Bad News Bears

*In the case of inclement weather, the pre-show & screening will be moved indoors to Culture Hub at 440 West 202nd Street.

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DCINY welcomes back composers Francisco J. Núñez and Cristian Grases to the Carnegie Hall stage with a world premiere program featuring two brand new works created for youth voices featuring the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Singers. Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras directed by Hanrich Claassen performs works by Nancy Bloomer Deussen and Edvard Grieg. PERFORMERS:
Francisco J. Núñez, Conductor
Cristian Grases, Conductor
Hanrich Claassen, Symphonic Conductor and Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras Music Director
Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras
Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International

PROGRAM:
Grases: La Cigarra y La Hormiga (World Premiere)
Núñez: Liminality (World Premiere, Courtesy of the DCINY Premiere Project)
Núñez: Forever Is My Song
Núñez: Naturaleza
Núñez: Es Tu Tiempo
Bloomer Deussen: Reflections on the Hudson
Grieg: Symphonic Dances, Op. 64

Tickets $20-100! On Sale Now!

American Composers Orchestra: 27th Annual Underwood New Music Readings

American Composers Orchestra’s 27th Annual Underwood New Music Readings is a chance to witness the process involved in bringing new, diverse orchestral music to life. The first day of Readings, an open rehearsal, is Thursday, June 21 at 10:30am; the second day of Readings is Friday, June 22, at 7:30pm, during which the new works will be polished and performed in their entirety. Selected composers, representing a broad spectrum of musical backgrounds and sound worlds, are Carlos Bandera, Lily Chen, Scott Lee, Ryan Lindveit, Tomas Peire Serrate, and Liliya Ugay. One composer will be selected to receive a $15,000 commission for a new piece to be performed by ACO during an upcoming season. ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel directs the Readings; ACO Music Director George Manahan conducts.