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January 25, 2018 - READ ALL
It'll be a week after St. Patrick's Day, but Sir James Galway and his wife, Lady Jeanne Galway, will hold forth with Irish tunes, nonetheless, when they return to First Reformed Church for "An Evening of Classical and Irish Favorites."
October 16, 2017 - READ ALL
Elliott Forrest promises it won't feel like a wake. Really. "I'm hoping to stress the entertainment value," the WQXR radio host and ArtsRock artistic director proclaims with a laugh. "I have had people who love the news and are very active who are asking, 'Is it going to be fun?' And I tell them, 'We'll have Robert Klein, and John Hockenberry, and ... me! It'll be fun."
April 11, 2017 - READ ALL
Rockland children know Jeffrey Friedberg as the man behind the Bossy Frog Band, a musical group catering to the younger set. But for more than two decades, Friedberg has also been a music therapist, helping people heal through music. "I've always been interested in music as more than totally entertainment, not to diminish the entertaining value, but just the functional value of music," Friedberg said.
January 17, 2016 - READ ALL
ArtsRock brought a tale of a magic orange and other stories to a sold-out crowd at the Nyack Center Sunday for its third annual puppet festival. The event included a performance by Rick Lyon, the puppet designer for the Tony Award-winning "Avenue Q" musical and a former puppeteer for "Sesame Street." Lyon performed his show "The Magic Orange" on a puppet stage, then he repeated part of his performance with the puppet stage's covers removed to show the audience of 225 adults and children how hidden humans control their puppets.
January 24, 2015 - READ ALL
Got a message from Elliott Forrest at ArtsRock this morning. They've postponed tonight's Andy Golub live painting demonstration and conversation. You may recall that Golub, who lives in South Nyack, uses naked bodies as canvases. Faced with nearly a foot of snow on the ground and sketchy road conditions, Forrest and his team have moved the event to Feb. 7 at Union Arts Center in Sparkill. Face it: Would YOU want to pose nude today?
February 6, 2014 - READ ALL
A crowd packed the Nyack Center for the ArtsRock Puppet Festival Jan. 18, 2014.
December 2, 2013 - READ ALL
As principal trombone for the New York Philharmonic and a sought-after soloist, Upper Nyack's Joe Alessi has traveled the world. But he won't have to even pack up his horn for his concert on Monday, when Alessi and the Philharmonic's Principal Brass players come to Temple Beth Torah for a holiday concert. A production of ArtsRock, the concert will feature some of the planet's best brass players: Josef Burgstaller, Philip Myers, Alan Baer, Ethan Bensdorf and Alessi
June 4, 2012 - READ ALL
The New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet enjoys worldwide exposure and an international reputation. The Quintet - featuring Principal Trumpet Philip Smith, trumpet player Ethan Bensdorf, Principal Horn Philip Myers, Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi, and Principal Tuba Alan Baer - has hosted an annual holiday concert at Lincoln Center since 1995. They are a favorite in the community including the fact that Joe Alessi lives in Nyack.
May 24, 2012 - READ ALL
Erika Nickrenz and Sara Sant'Ambrogio from the award winning Eroica Trio come to Rockland County for an enchanting evening of music. The first all-female chamber ensemble broke the mold, establishing themselves in the vanguard of a new generation of classical artists. They have performed all over the world, from Vienna to Carnegie Hall. The Eroica's special evening in the historic First Reformed Church of Nyack, will feature a glorious selection of chamber music favorites, sure to be enjoyed by all.
March 31, 2012 - READ ALL
The "FACES OF RADIO" is a conversation with some of the most popular Public Radio personalities and journalists in America. On Saturday, March 31, 2012 ArtsRock Artistic Director and fellow radio colleague, Elliott Forrest (WQXR & WNYC) will host a panel discussion at Tappan Zee High School about journalism, radio and the upcoming election. You know their voices now see them live.
March 5, 2012 - READ ALL
ArtsRock, a Rockland County, NY not-for-profit arts organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of its 2012 Board of Directors. ArtsRock announced that Joe Morley was appointed as the Board President.
February 3, 2012 - READ ALL
Grammy award winner Suzanne Vega is widely regarded as one of the greatest singer/songwriters of her generation. This intimate evening includes everything from her hits "Luka" and "Tom's Diner," to her latest songs.
December 29, 2011 - READ ALL
Join Rockland's own Jeffrey Friedberg as he leads The Bossy Frog Band for a fun filled morning. This annual musical extravaganza features a banjo, a hula hooping fiddler and a big green frog and is sure to delight the entire family. And there will be 'extra special surprises', dancing in the aisles and of course, milk 'n cookies for all the children!
December 4, 2011 - READ ALL
Eileen Ivers, the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today, and her band, will perform their heartwarming holiday show featuring traditional Irish songs, original tunes and holiday favorites specially arranged by Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul. Eileen Ivers will change the way you think about the fiddle!
December 2, 2011 - READ ALL
The Principal Brass of the NY Philharmonic, the top brass players in America, will perform a Holiday Concert within the beautiful acoustics of the historic First Reformed Church in downtown Nyack. You will be blown away by this Quintet, featuring Principal Trumpet Philip Smith, Associate Principal Trumpet Matthew Muckey, Principal Horn Philip Myers, Principal Trombone, and Nyack Resident, Joe Alessi, and Principal Tuba Alan Baer.
December 2, 2011 - READ ALL
The Principal Brass of the NY Philharmonic, the top brass players in America, will perform a Holiday Concert within the beautiful acoustics of the historic First Reformed Church in downtown Nyack. You will be blown away by this Quintet, featuring Principal Trumpet Philip Smith, Associate Principal Trumpet Matthew Muckey, Principal Horn Philip Myers, Principal Trombone, and Nyack Resident, Joe Alessi, and Principal Tuba Alan Baer.
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