Calendar of Events
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EcoTones Concerts @ River Hook Preserve

Sunday, June 2, 2024

EcoTones Concerts presents

Live Music In Nature

Time: 2:00pm EDT
River Hook Preserve
626 North Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960
Tickets: Pay As You Choose ($35 Recommended)

EcoTones Concerts comes to Upper Nyack's River Hook Preserve on Sunday, June 2 at 2:00pm for an innovative concert inspired by the park's nature! Audience members self-pace along a meandering Music Trail through the preserve to hear small ensembles playing music inspired by the surrounding flora and fauna, followed by a sit-down concert set by the world-class musicians of the EcoTones Ensemble alongside the Nyack High School Chamber Orchestra. BYO-camp chair, blanket, food, and drink, and wear good walking shoes; trail is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Special thanks to the Village of Upper Nyack, Greenbush Construction, Long Path Outfitters, and ArtsRock for making this live music event possible! More information at www.ecotonesconcerts.org.

(Rain date June 9 at 2:00 pm)

Peter and the Wolf and The Babbling Orchestra

Sunday, June 16, 2024

ArtsRock and The Rockland Symphony Orchestra present

Time: 2:00pm EDT
Nyack High School, 360 Christian Herald Road, Nyack, NY
Tickets: $25/$75 Family Four Pack
Subsidized and free tickets are available for those unable to afford this rate. Please email [email protected] with your request.

The Rockland Symphony Orchestra
Nicole Peragine, conductor
WQXR's Elliott Forrest, narrator

The Rockland Symphony Orchestra partners with ArtsRock's Milk and Cookies Family Series to present two classical music works for young people and their families.

Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, designed to introduce young people to the orchestra, is a timeless tale filled with adventure, music, and imagination. The classic story follows the young and brave Peter as he embarks on a daring mission to protect his animal friends from the wolf.

Also on the program is another delightful work for young people, The Babbling Orchestra, with a story by Peabody Award-winning producer and broadcaster Elliott Forrest from WQXR Radio and music by composer Michael Shapiro. This piece for orchestra and narrator tells the story of a piccolo player who would like to play not solo, but with others, only to discover every member of the orchestra speaks a different language. No one is communicating and there is chaos. Ultimately, when they all play together, everybody learns to get along and live in harmony.

Both works will be narrated by Mr. Forrest with visuals on a big screen, provided by local young art students.

Sponsors
Rockland County Tourism
Wright Bros. Real Estate
Columbia Doctors
Nyack Art and Soul
Hotel Nyack
Media Sponsor
WQXR