What’s Going On in Rye 12-6-2013

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Wainwright joins with Mannes College for salon music series
What could be more wonderful than the classic elegance of Wainwright House for an evening of classical music? Announcing The Mannes Music Salon Series at Wainwright featuring the gifted young artists of The Mannes College New School for Music with Artistic Director Pavlina Dokovska.

Starting this December, Wainwright House and Mannes College will offer a series of four classical music programs, each to be followed by a reception where guests will be able to meet and spend time with the artists. The dates of the salon series are Dec. 7, 2013, Jan. 18, 2014, March 1, 2014 and March 29, 2014. The evening program will begin at 8 p.m. followed by a reception with the artists. Tickets are $30 per salon or $100 for the series of four.

Each of the salons will offer four individual programs and will include two evenings of piano and two evenings of chamber music. The series will be led by Artistic Director Pavlina Dokovska. Each evening will present pre-concert remarks, deepening the audience understanding and appreciation of the works performed.

Founded in 1916, Manhattan’s Mannes College The New School of Music trains and nurtures classical musicians of all ages. Mannes College is a division of The New School, an intellectually rich and dynamic institution renowned for its excellence, diversity and integrity.

Wainwright House is the oldest non-profit, non-sectarian holistic educational and learning centers in the United States.

The salon series will be concluded with a grand finale evening on April 26, 2014.

Do not miss your chance to hear world-class performances by the future stars in classical music. For reservations, call Wainwright House at 914-967-6080 or visit their website
www.wainwright.org. Seating is limited.

Rye Arts Center events
RACappella and Beatboxing
Workshops with Evan Feist from NBC’s “The Voice” and Andrew Fox to get up close and musical. Be a part of a creative vocal ensemble. Visit www.ryeartscenter.org.

Join the Awesome Guitar Hub
Visit www.ryeartscenter.org for more information.

Holiday music at Jay Heritage Center
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at 6 p.m. The holiday greens and garlands are going up as we prepare for our last program of the year, a lively evening of colonial holiday music of old New York accompanied by tastes of the seasons for all our supporters and friends.

Don’t just read about history, hear it. Enjoy an acoustically unique setting, where historic mahogany ceilings and enameled brick walls provide the only amplification for our performers and their instruments. Playing lutes, theorbos and guitar, Grant Herreid, director of Yale’s Baroque Opera Project and his friends will fill the Carriage House with a selection of 18th and 19th century melodies both joyous and exquisite.

For more information about the program or to reserve tickets please contact the center at
914-698-9275. Free for JHC Members.

Seats are limited and reservations are required.

Jay Heritage Center
1907 Van Norden Carriage House
210 Boston Post Road
Rye, N.Y. 10580

Shop for fresh produce all winter long
Westchester residents will be able to buy farm-fresh local produce, cheeses and other dairy products, meats, baked goods and wine directly from farmers and producers at the indoor farmers market to be held on the last Sunday of each month from November through March, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

Dates are Sundays, Dec. 29, 2013, and Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 30, 2014. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s market will consist of a variety of vendors who are farmers and food producers, all from the tri-state area. And, to tempt shoppers and to help them make selections, vendors will offer samples of their foods.

To add to the fun, each month will feature live entertainment provided by local musicians from the Hudson Valley and surrounding area.

Admission is free. Parking at the County Center lot is $5.

The farmers market is sponsored by Westchester County Parks and Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc.

The Westchester County Center is located at 198 Central Park Ave. in White Plains.

For a list of vendors, go to countycenter.biz.

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