Live Music: Festive Collaborations & Gypsy Jazz, Wednesday, 12/16, 2-3pm

Come share good tidings and cheer with two special holiday performances from our longest-running classical music ensemble, Wadsworth Strings, followed by our graduate students from the Instrumental Chamber Ensemble, in Music and Music Education.

December Music:

  • Wednesday, December 2, 5:00-6:30pm
    Wadsworth Strings


  • Wednesday, December 16, 2-3pm
    Festive Collaborations & Gypsy Jazz


Musician Bios:

The Wadsworth Strings Ensemble features music for classical strings, from the symphonies of Mozart and Haydn, to well known arias from the operas of Puccini and Bizet. You may hear a selection of continental Viennese waltzes and French cabaret. Musicians of The Claremont Strings Ensemble have performed collectively at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and throughout the Northeast, playing a diverse range of symphonic and chamber music, eclectic jazz, and gypsy swing. Wadsworth Strings, emanating from the Washington Heights area, is a division of Claremont Strings, founded by Vivian Penham, a graduate of the Juilliard School and Columbia University.

Featuring graduate students from A&HM 4357 Instrumental Chamber Ensemble, Festive Collaborations and Gypsy Jazz is led by Teachers College Applied Piano Instructor and current doctoral student Cynthia Tobey. Also on the faculty of Bard College Conservatory and the Luzerne Music Center, Cynthia is an accomplished music educator and pianist who performs extensively, both nationally and internationally. Her TC graduate students will play light holiday fare, including Christmas carols from around the world, gypsy jazz standards, and new compositions by TC student Concetta Abbate, using string instruments.

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The Everett Cafe Music Program sponsors performances by TC student musicians. Come enjoy a variety of genres and styles!

If you'd like to participate, please contact us with your details via online support.

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