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

(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.

Virtual Events

Lewis Black

Rent or Buy on Amazon

In Conversation with Elliott Forrest

Watch on Amazon
Rent $1.99-$2.99 / Buy $7.99-$9.99

Now available for rental or purchase in SD or HD on Amazon.

Lewis Black, America's angriest funnyman, joins ArtsRock for an intimate (rant filled) evening of conversation and laughs. Elliott Forrest, WQXR Radio Personality and ArtsRock's Executive Director, interviews Mr. Black about his life, his career and perhaps some politics. 56 minutes. 2020.

Director: Patrick Heaphy
Starring: Elliott Forrest, Lewis Black
Genres: Arts, Entertainment, and Culture, Special Interest
Subtitles: English [CC]
Audio Language: English

Eddie Izzard

Now Streaming Online

in a Global Online Conversation with Elliott Forrest

Streaming On Demand
Tickets: $15 US - 48-Hour Rental

Eddie Izzard is the much-loved actor and comedian, receiving rave accolades for her stand-up and work on stage, screen and stand-up. She's also a relentless runner, finishing multiple marathons on multiple days, raising money and awareness. Eddie, who recently changed her pronouns, talked with Peabody Award-winning host Elliott Forrest about her life, work and dreams. This was a Global Online Conversation giving fans world-wide the opportunity to ask Eddie questions.

This event was in support of the Arts in Rockland County, NY, Phyllis B. Frank Pride Center of Rockland and Eddie's Charities.

Itzhak & Toby Perlman At Home With Friends

Now Streaming Online

Streaming On Demand
Tickets: $15 USD

11am/LA 2pm/NY 7pm/UK

Join ITZHAK PERLMAN, wife Toby, and special guests in an online conversation about their extraordinary work and lives, how they've coped and adapted to quarantine, and what's next as the world begins to reopen. Enjoy exclusive clips from AN EVENING WITH ITZHAK PERLMAN. Hosted by Elliott Forrest, with actor F. Murray Abraham, conductors Marin Alsop and Leonard Slatkin, flutists Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne, violinist Sean Lee, and Rockland Conservatory of Music Executive Director Marigene Kettler.

The Perlman Music Program logo

Proceeds from the event benefit ArtsRock and The Perlman Music Program.

Phylicia Rashad

Now Streaming Online

In Conversation With Elliott Forrest

Streaming On Demand
Tickets: Starting at $1 ($10 Recommended)

A conversation with the Tony-winning actress who became a household name when she portrayed Claire Huxtable on The Cosby Show. She received an Emmy nomination for her work on This is Us and has been a force on the stage, including Broadway. Most recently she was heard in Richard II, the 2020 Shakespeare on the Radio collaboration between The Public Theater and WNYC.

ArtsRock aims to bring its programs to all audiences and allows you to "pay what you can," for a ticket price starting at $1 or a higher price that suits your budget (recommended ticket price is $10). Ticket prices are per household. If multiple people will be viewing, please consider a higher ticket price in support of our mission and outstanding programming.

Songs of Protest 4

Now Streaming Online

Streaming On Demand
Tickets: Free, $15, or $50 (per household)

This is the fourth annual celebration of the power of music to change society. This year's concert features Branford Marsalis, Suzanne Vega, Lady Jeanne and Sir James Galway, violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Tom Chapin, The Chapin Sisters, Billy Roues, Lorena Mann, Lula Pilar, Sam Waymon, Rita Harvey and Neil Berg, Adam Falcon, John Forster, Michael Mark, Alice Leon and a few surprises.

ArtsRock aims to bring its programs to all audiences and allows you to choose the price that suits your budget. Ticket prices are per household. If multiple people will be viewing, please consider purchasing a $15 or $50 ticket in support of our mission and outstanding programming.