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Coming Arts Events of Interest to CCoA Community

October 28, 2017

Arts Events of Interest – end October and into November 2017

Oct 29 – Beatrice DiMartino talks about her art at the Ossining Arts Council

As part of OAC’s monthly “Art Speaks” series, Beatrice DiMartino will talk about her drawing and painting.   “I love working from life and am always drawn to the face and figure. Although I worked as a graphic designer for many years, drawing and painting have always been what I love doing most. I also revel in experimenting and working from my imagination.”  The talk is at the OAC’s Firehouse space, 117 Main Street (2nd floor), on October 29 from 2 – 3:30 pm.  (OAC requests a $5 donation at the door to benefit OAC programming.)

Nov 5 – Reception for Exhibit of Art by Mahoneys at Hendrick Hudson Free Library

“Generations,” an exhibit of paintings by Croton Council on the Arts memberJeanne-Noel Mahoney and woodcuts by her daughter, Lisa Noel Mahoney-Toth, will be at the Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose,November 4-27.  The opening reception is on Sunday, November 5, from 2-5 pm.

Nov 5, 8, & 12 – Premiere of Six Sonatas by Lou Pelosi at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

British-Polish pianist Mateusz Borowiak, making his US debut, will premiere Six Sonatas by Crotonite Louis Pelosi (interspersed with the complete etudes of Chopin, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff) during three recitals on Sunday, November 5,Wednesday, November 8 and Sunday, November 12 at 8:00 pm.

Call Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W.67 St, New York, NY 10036 at 212-501-3330 to reserve tickets (more info online).

“Emotion and intellect are married in Louis Pelosi’s music. This is a world of fugues, canons and large-scale structures, where discipline and restraint provide a sheen over a rich palette of very human sentiments. Romantic emotions of nostalgia to resoluteness, melancholy to fury can be experienced through atonality at once transparent and original. ” Mateusz Borowiak

The Bennett Conservatory may be able to help you find a ride into the city – please call 914-271-4825.

Nov 8 – Theatre at the Croton Free Library

“Speak for Yourself, John: A Play about the Pilgrims,” written by Croton resident Sydney Blake, presents a humorous, unconventional treatment of one of America’s favorite legends.  “Speak for yourself, John” is a line from “The Courtship of Miles Standish,” by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, about a love triangle among John Alden, Priscilla Mullins, and Miles Standish.  Since this love triangle never actually occurred outside of Longfellow’s imagination, Sydney Blake sets the record straight and tells the real story.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, a local troupe of actors gives a staged reading of the new play, directed by Myrlin Valerio, at the Croton Free Library on Wednesday, November 8, at 7:30 pm.  Admission is free and the public is invited.

Nov 12 – Music at the Croton Free Library

On Sunday, November 12, at 2 pm, the Amaranthus Ensemble, presents a recital at the Croton Free Library of classical chamber music works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Ginastera, and Schumann.

Nov 22 – Deadline for Registration at the  Croton Free Library for Broadway & Cabaret Showcase

Calling all serious singers – seasoned performers and aspiring voice students alike.  Cris Groenendaal (who starred as the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway) again hosts the Broadway & Cabaret Showcase at the CFL.  Sue Anderson, musical director for several Broadway shows, will accompany Cris and all other performers. Come as an audience member or register as a participant. Singers sign up to give a concert-quality performance of one or two well-prepared songs in the Broadway or cabaret genres.  Call (914-271-6612), e-mail (, or visit the library to register.  High school age and older. Registration deadline, November 22.
Saturday, December 9, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., run-through, 7:30 p.m. concert (free, open to the public).

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