World-class pianist Simone Dinnerstein, P.S. 321 parent, alumnae, and wife of teacher Jeremy Greensmith, founded PS 321’s Neighborhood Classics, an evening concert series featuring musicians Simone has admired and collaborated with throughout her career. The concerts are open to the public and designed with a family audience in mind. Tickets are $15 each, and the proceeds go toward the PS 321 PTA. The musicians performing donate their time and talent to the program.
Bach’s Birthday Celebration with the Sebastians
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 7pm at PS 321
The Sebastians are a dynamic musical ensemble specializing in music of the baroque and classical eras. Lauded as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” (The New York Times), the Sebastians have also been praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) and “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today). In this performance, the Sebastians celebrate Bach and his influence in a sparkling program including works by Corelli, Handel, Vivaldi, and the master himself.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 7pm at PS 321
The Afield is a multidisciplinary collaboration between violinist Rebecca Fischer and visual artist Anthony Hawley. They will be performing a program entitled “Time Pieces,” an evening of multimedia work centering around a series of birthday commissions for solo violin and voice for Rebecca Fischer. These varied works all revolve around the passage of time—how we track, lose track, and get lost in years, minutes, the elements, and more. Composers include Paola Prestini, Pierre Jalbert, Nico Muhly, Augusta Read Thomas, and Lisa Bielawa.