Sarah Lawrence College presents its annual Concert Series this winter with a variety of performances and lectures. Each of the Winter Concert Series events is open to the public without a need for reservations and is held in Reisinger Concert Hall at the Charles DeCarlo Performing Arts Center. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $10 for regular dmission, $8 for individuals 55 and over or students with current ID. For additional information, please call 914-395-2411.
On Wednesday, February 15, at 8 p.m., The American Modern Ensemble with perform a concert titled “Love and Sensuality.” This performance will incorporate music by American composers William Bolcolm, Leonard Bernstein, Jacob Druckman, and David Del Tradici among others. The American Modern Ensemble is based in New York City and was formed in 2005 with the goal of premiering, performing, recording and commissioning a repertoire written by American composers. Their focus is to celebrate and showcase American music and especially works written by living composers.
On Sunday, February 19, at 4 p.m., Chester Biscardi, the director of Sarah Lawrence’s music program, will perform in “Companion Pieces: Music for Piano, Viola, and Voice.” Performing with Biscardi will be soprano Judith Bettina, Toby Appel playing the viola, and James Goldsworthy and Marc Peloquin playing piano.
As part of the College’s Music Tuesdays Series, composer Chester Biscardi and pianist Marc Peloquin will present “Concert and Conversation: Influences and Interpretations” on Tuesday, February 21 at 1:30 p.m. This event is free as well as open to the public.
Also free is the performance of the Sarah Lawrence College Orchestra in Concert on Tuesday, March 7 at 8 p.m. with Jean Wentworth on piano and Martin Goldray conducting. The orchestra will perform music by Ravel and Brahms’ Piano Concerto in D Minor.
On Wednesday, March 8, at 12:45 p.m., there will be a free performance by the New York Consort of Viols. Titled “Viol-ation!”, a celebration of the viol, this program will highlight music from the Renaissance and beyond played on original 17th century instruments.
On Tuesday, March 28, at 1:30 p.m., Kartik Seshadri will perform as part of the College’s Music Tuesdays Series. Kartik Seshadri, a sitar virtuoso internationally acclaimed as one of India’s outstanding musicians, will present a performance of music from India.