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Suzanne Vega

Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Carson McCullers Center, Nyack and ArtsRock present

Time: 8:00 pm
Old Nyack High School Theater
Tickets: $35 Premium Seating / $25

Suzanne Vega (Grammy, Peabody and MTV Video Music Award Winner), performs an evening of her classic hits, including LUKA and TOM'S DINER. In addition, she'll sings songs inspired by Nyack's hometown writer Carson McCullers, co-written with Duncan Sheik (composer of Broadway's SPRING AWAKENING). Ms. Vega will also speak about the influence of Carson McCullers on her life and music - and interact with the audience about McCuller's legacy. This concert is co-produced by the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, Columbus State University, GA and ArtsRock.

Dan + Claudia Zanes

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Family Sensory Friendly Show

Time: 2:00 pm
The Old Nyack High School Auditorium
Tickets: $18

Grammy award-winning children's performer Dan Zanes and Haitian-American music therapist/jazz vocalist Claudia Eliaza have been making music with each other since the day they met in the fall of 2016. The two decided they would continue singing together and - in the spirit of inclusion and good times - would work with presenters to try and make all of their concerts sensory-friendly.

Inspired by their artful modern-day all-ages folk music and commitment to accessibility, the Kennedy Center commissioned Claudia and Dan to create a theater piece for young audiences. Their love of songs and communal music-making lead to a publishing a songbook entitled "Dan Zanes' House Party: A Family Roots Music Treasury." This has opened the doors to many new conversations with parents, educators, music therapists, and fellow musicians about how to work together to create a healthier, more musical (and ultimately, more festive), society. While taking on these projects, Claudia and Dan have continued to bring their music to family shows, school workshops, community singalongs, and folk festivals throughout the U.S. and into Canada. They take their commitment to accessibility and inclusion with them wherever they go. And - the icing on the cake - in the midst of it all they were married!

Complimentary tickets are available for those in need - please email [email protected].

Movie Music History, Great Composer and Directors with Elliott Forrest

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm
The Nyack Center
58 Depew Ave, Nyack, NY 10960
Tickets: $20, $15 Rivertown Film Society Member, $10 Students

The history of music for the movies features a long and glorious panorama of great composers. In addition, film has been marked by scores of devoted collaborations between director and composer. Peabody Award-winning Broadcaster, WQXR Classical Music Radio Host and ArtsRock Executive Artist Director explores these collaborations with over 40 film clips from some of the most iconic movies ever made. This fast-paced evening is filled with fun trivia, musical favorites and surprises.

Mardi Gras in Nyack - Concert and Party

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time: 8:00 pm
The Nyack Center
58 Depew Ave, Nyack, NY 10960
Tickets: $45

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Nyack with great musicians, food, drink and dancing. Food included in ticket price. Wine and Beer available for purchase.

Sean Lee - Violin and Piano

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm
Union Arts Center
2 Union St, Sparkill, NY 10976
Tickets: $30/$10 Student

Violinist Sean Lee is internationally recognized as one of the finest musicians of his generation. He is Juilliard trained, worked with Itzhak Perlman and is a regular with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Peter Dugan has been called "stunning" by the LA Times. He's performed with Joshua Bell, played at Carnegie Hall and teaches at Juilliard.

They will perform the rare musical feat of playing all 24 Caprices of Niccolò Paganini. Unbeknownst to many has been the existence of Robert Schumann's piano parts, composed to complement the collection. Paganini's violin parts remain unchanged in this special presentation, a collaboration between violinist and pianist, composer to composer.

Songs of Protest 4 - Music That Changed the World

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Time: 7:30 pm
The Old Nyack High School Auditorium
Tickets: $48 Premium / $28 General

The first three evenings of Songs of Protest SOLD OUT and moved the community with its powerful message of how music can change society. LoHud called ArtsRock "the arts presenter with a purpose" for this powerful series. Co-produced and curated by Jeffrey Friedberg and Elliott Forrest, it is the don't-miss event of the season.

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