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Sunday Music Concerts at the
Finkelstein Memorial Library

Our music concert series will take place on the Sundays shown below. All of the concerts are FREE. Our INDOOR concerts are in the Library's Fielding Room on the third floor.

Our OUTDOOR concerts take place at 7 p.m. at the library. These are indicated below. Please bring a lawn chair to these concerts.

For further information, please call the library at (845) 352-5700, ext. 243.




GilbertSullivanSunday, June 8 at 2 p.m.

Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company's "The Gondoliers"

The Gondoliers is set in the Venice of 1750. Its comic plot involves two gondoliers who rule a Spanish duchy on the assumption that one is a prince. A concert version means that props are kept to a minimum; performers are in regular clothing and the story line is carried by a narrator but all the musical numbers are included.

The Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, a nonprofit performing group, has presented full productions of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan on a regular schedule since its founding in 1937 by Kay and Jack Edson. For over 70 years the group has delighted audiences with the timeless jollity of The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, and H.M.S. Pinafore. As one of the oldest continuing musical theater groups in the country, they also perform those G and S works that are seldom seen elsewhere: Iolanthe, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Gondoliers, The Sorcerer and others.


This concert will take place in our Fielding Room.




GilbertSullivanoutdoor concertSunday, June 29 at 7 p.m.

Homegrown String Band

Homegrown String Band. This band utilizing ten different traditional acoustic instruments (fiddle, banjo, harmonica, guitar etc.) takes their audience through the sounds of American music.

The Homegrown String Band is a "100% Natural Organically Grown" band, homegrown by Georgianne and Rick Jackofsky and their two daughters, Erica and Annalee. This "family that plays together" has been performing around the country, from the National Theatre in Washington, DC, to the Festival of American Music and Crafts in Branson, Missouri, since 1997. Inspired by the rural string bands of the early 20th century, this 21st century incarnation of the traditional family band utilizes unique instrumentation including guitar, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, mandolin, banjo-ukulele, harmonica, jawharp, doumbek, and percussive dance to put their own stamp on a repertoire drawn from the classics of rural American music.

This is an outdoor evening concert. Please bring a lawn chair.


 

phyllis lyndSunday, July 13 at 2 p.m.

Soprano Phyllis Lynd accompanied by pianist Sean Mahoney

Soprano Phyllis Lynd accompanied by pianist Sean Mahoney return to the library with a musical program that will delight the audience.

In personal appearances, Phyllis Lynd also sings an International repertoire in 10 languages: Italian, French, Russian, German, Yiddish, Hebrew, English, Spanish, Creole, and Zulu.

 

 

This concert will take place in our Fielding Room.



jamccar

outdoor concertSunday, July 27 at 7 p.m.

Jamccar Ekklipse Youth Steel Band

 

Under the direction of Mr. Richard Nathan, these talented young musicians will perform Calypso, Swing, Reggae and Latin Music on the steel drums.


This is an outdoor concert. Please bring a lawn chair.

 


Manhattan JazzSunday, August 10 at 2 p.m. "Manhattan Jazz" led by Phil Amarante

On Sunday, August 10, please join us for a music program featuring "Manhattan Jazz" led by vocalist Phil Amarante. The group features a string bass, saxophone and keyboard. The cabaret style performance features hits from Duke Ellington and other jazz greats.



This concert will take place in our Fielding Room.


 

doyles

outdoor concertSunday, August 24 at 7 p.m.

A Tribute to Les Paul and Mary Ford Performed by Tom Doyle and Sandy Doyle

Les Paul was an American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter and collaborated in the design of the electric guitar. Tom and Sandy Doyle are gifted musicians who combine beautiful vocals with guitar, percussion, and flute in this entertaining tribute. Tom worked with Les Paul for over 40 years as his sound performance engineer/guitarist in New York City and was a close confidant.


This will be an outdoor concert. Please bring a lawn chair.


 

Ramapo Saxophone Quartet Sunday, September 14 at 2 p.m.

Ramapo Saxophone Quartet

Tap your feet to swing, ragtime and Dixieland jazz with the popular Ramapo Saxophone Quartet.

 

 

This concert will take place in our Fielding Room.


Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Sunday, October 19 at 2 p.m.

Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company's "HMS Pinafore"

A concert version of HMS Pinafore performed in two acts.

The Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, a nonprofit performing group, has presented full productions of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan on a regular schedule since its founding in 1937 by Kay and Jack Edson. For over 70 years the group has delighted audiences with the timeless jollity of The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, and H.M.S. Pinafore. As one of the oldest continuing musical theater groups in the country, they also perform those G and S works that are seldom seen elsewhere: Iolanthe, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Gondoliers, The Sorcerer and others.

The story takes place aboard the British ship HMS Pinafore. The captain's daughter, Josephine, is in love with a lower-class sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, although her father intends her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. She abides by her father's wishes at first, but Sir Joseph's advocacy of the equality of humankind encourages Ralph and Josephine to overturn conventional social order. They declare their love for each other and eventually plan to elope. The captain discovers this plan, but, as in many of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, a surprise disclosure changes things dramatically near the end of the story.

 


 

chris merwinSunday, November 9 at 2 p.m.

Popular Songs of the Last 50 Years with Chris Merwin

Guitarist Chris Merwin offers a mix of Sinatra, Nat King Cole, the Temptations, Elvis, the Beatles and more.

 

 

 

This concert will take place in our Fielding Room.


 

chris merwinSunday, December 14 at 2 p.m.

Chorus of the Tappan Zee

Enjoy Barbershop Harmony with the Chorus of the Tappan Zee, a men's barbershop a cappella group.

The Chorus of the Tappan Zee presents a full and interesting repertoire of music from the 1920s through the 1980s. Included will be a number of inspirational, patriotic and, of course, traditional barbershop songs. Along the way you will learn a bit about this uniquely American style of four-part harmony.

 

This concert will take place in our Fielding Room.


 

chris merwinSunday, January 11, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Party of Five (a cappela style)

This vocal group performs many of the great Doo Wop hits from the 1950s and 1960s in a lively a cappella style. Come join the fun and sing-along!

 

 

Snow date: Jan. 18

 

This concert will take place in our Fielding Room.




robin greenstein

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Marc Mathelier and Michele Sorel

Guitarist Marc Mathelier and soprano Michele Sorel return to the library to perform selections of romantic music.

Marc Mathelier began playing classical guitar at the age of eleven. A versatile guitarist and avid musician, his styles of repertoire range from Baroque to Fusion-Alternative/New Age.

Singer Michele Sorel is a versatile performer of folk, pop, classical and world music. She has performed on the stages of Avery Fisher Hall - NYC, Carnegie Hall - NYC, The Music Center - LA, Center in the Square-ONT, Teatro Municipal-Rio, Brasil, Auditorio Manuel de Falla- Granada, Spain, Societo Filharmonica-Trento, Italy, and Palais Lichtenstein-Vienna, Austria.

Snow date: Feb. 15

This concert will take place in our Fielding Room on the third floor.

 


Party of Five

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2 p.m.

The Music Makers

 

The Music Makers have been in existence for over thirty years. Composed of male and female seniors who volunteer their time to bring the joy of music and the pleasure of comedy to many hundreds of adults throughout Rockland County under the auspices of both Meals On Wheels Of Rockland, Inc. and Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Snow date: March 15


This concert will take place in our Fielding Room.

 


opera

Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Capitol Heights Lyric Opera

 

The Capitol Heights Lyric Opera returns to the library for a program of classical opera highlights. Mezzo Soprano Frances Devine and Baritone Richard Casell will perform.



This concert will take place in our Fielding Room.

 


Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Sunday, May 17,2015 at 2 p.m.

Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company Returns

Opera production to be performed will be announced.

The Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, a nonprofit performing group, has presented full productions of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan on a regular schedule since its founding in 1937 by Kay and Jack Edson. For over 70 years the group has delighted audiences with the timeless jollity of The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, and H.M.S. Pinafore. As one of the oldest continuing musical theater groups in the country, they also perform those G and S works that are seldom seen elsewhere: Iolanthe, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Gondoliers, The Sorcerer and others.

This concert will take place in our Fielding Room.

 


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