Sunday Live Music Events

Our music concerts take place on the Sundays shown below at the Finkelstein Memorial Library, 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley, NY. All of the concerts are FREE and OPEN to the public.

  • AFTERNOON programs are held indoors in our Fielding Room on the third floor.
  • Please note: Summer EVENING concerts are held OUTDOORS on library grounds. Outdoor concerts are indicated within concert listings below. Seating will be provided but you may bring a lawn chair for outdoor concerts. NOTE: In case of inclement weather, outdoor programs will be moved indoors to our Fielding Room.
  • Doors to the Fielding Room open 15 minutes before the performance.

For further information, please call the library at (845) 352-5700, ext. 244. 

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 May 6, 2018 | June 10, 2018 | June 17, 2018 | July 29, 2018 | August 19, 2018

kobray-as-mozart.jpgDennis Kobray as Mozart

April 8, 2 – 3 PM

In full period costume, pianist and actor Dennis Kobray explores the life and music of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and performs solo piano recitals of his works.

Dennis Kobray presents one-man living history programs on the lives, times and music of each of the following nine composers: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Foster, Joplin and Gershwin. Kobray also performs solo piano recitals of the works of several musicians with brief profiles of each artist.

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ridgewood gilbert and sullivanRidgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company

April 29, 2 – 3:30 PM

Enjoy a concert version of the comic opera "Princess Ida," a hilarious twist on a traditional medieval fairy tale. Performed in ordinary attire with only a few props; all musical numbers are included, but there is no dialogue.

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PartyoffourThe Party of Four – A Flute Quartet

May 6, 2 – 3 PM

Listen to the music of Mozart originally written for strings and piano, as well as brand new works written for this group. In honor of Memorial Day, “Patriotic Flute Salute” arranged by Bill Holcombe will be performed.

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Forever Youngforever-young

June 10, 6:30-7:45 PM (Outdoor Concert at the Library)

The members of the band play lead, rhythm and bass guitar, keyboard, saxophone and drums. The group plays 50s, 60s and 70s oldies from the likes of Dion & the Belmonts and The Duprees to Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis.  With 4 strong and experienced lead singers backed by lots of tight doo-wop style group harmony, we are able to provide a nice variety and range to our sound.

The FOREVER YOUNGsters are all veteran musicians and vocalists and are residents of Rockland County where the band was established in 2000.

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Eve on Vox

Eve on VOX Trio (concert cancelled; will be rescheduled).

June 17, 2 PM-3:30 PM in the Library's 3rd Floor Fielding RoomEve On VOX Trio

The singer and songwriter Eve, with keyboardist and percussionist will explore how R&B music has changed over the years. Eve will perform song selections from their playlist of period songs dating from the very beginnings of the Rhythm and Blues era to modern day selections. 

Although greatly inspired by soul, funk, and Caribbean music, her sound has elements of folk as well. Starting out, Eve did a tour with C&C Music Factory as their powerful lead vocalist. Naked Music featured her softer tones on “Inside” and “A Beautiful Tomorrow”. Eve has also shared the stage with Martin Luther McCoy, Toshi Kubota, and Karen Wheeler to name a few.

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Memories of You

Memories of You

July 29, 6:30-8:00 PM (Outdoor Concert at the Library)

This eight-person band performs a selection of music form the beginnings of rock-n-roll, featuring popular 1950s and ‘60s hits by famous vocal groups of the era

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The Soul Projekt Presents An Evening of Contemporary Jazz

August 19, 6:30-8:00 PM (Outdoor Concert at the Library)

Contemporary Jazz is a style of music, native to America, characterized by a strong but flexible rhythmic understructure with solo and ensemble improvisations on basic tunes and chord patterns.  It also has a highly sophisticated harmonic idiom.

The group will be performing the music of The Brecker Brothers, Carlos Santana, Chicago, The Crusaders, David Sanborn, Gerry Rafferty, Hiram Bullock, Jeff Lober, The Meters, Spyro Gyra, Terjie Lie. 

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Outdoor concerts will be held on the library grounds. Seating will be provided.

In case of inclement weather evening programs will be held in the Fielding Room.

Doors to the Fielding Room open 15 minutes before the performance.

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