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Smart Arts Performance Academy at WCC

Let Smart Arts into your heart as you connect with dance, theater, music, and more. This intimate setting provides for the perfect cultural journey, as guests come aboard to enjoy mini lectures and displays, and depart by hob-nobbing with celeb artists. Where performance entertains, Smart Arts edu-tains.


Smart Arts is just that: first-rate, affordable, and conveniently located with ample free parking and ticket discounts for children, students, and seniors. Where performance entertains, Smart Arts "edu-tains."

Friends of Music

Friends of Music Concerts, Inc. is an award-winning, non-profit, volunteer organization that brings to Westchester audiences world-renowned ensembles and distinguished younger musicians chosen from among the finest artists in today’s diverse world of chamber music. Through our Partnership in Education program in public schools, and free admission to our six-concert season for those 18 years of age and under, we give young people throughout the county enhanced exposure to and appreciation of classical music, building audiences of the future. Our concerts normally take place at Sleepy Hollow High School, 210 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in Concert

November 9, 2019, 8PM, Sleepy Hollow High School, Kusel Auditorium

Eight musicians from Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will bring to our stage two magnificent works for winds and strings by Schubert and Françaix. Founded in 1972, the Orpheus performs without a conductor, and presents an annual concert series in New York City that features performances at Carnegie Hall and the 92nd Street Y.

Parents, grandparents, and teachers: This is a great opportunity to bring your young virtuosos in training to see one of the most talented chamber orchestras in classical music.

Remember, students 18 and under are admitted free!

Summit Music Festival and Institute

Founded in 1991, SUMMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL assembles a faculty of the highest caliber, representing the finest traditions of Europe, Asia and the American continents, to offer concentrated study in ensemble and orchestral programs to talented students from all over the world. Efrem Briskin, Artistic Director and David Krieger, Executive Director began with a small summer music camp program which transformed into a summer music festival of the highest quality with an international character. By 1993 they had established the basic structure of its present program to serve serious pre-professional musicians from all over the world and offer its host community an exciting array of chamber music and orchestral concerts. As the largest and most comprehensive event of this kind in the New York Metro area, participants from more than 20 different countries have the opportunity to work and learn from faculty and guest artists of the highest caliber, amidst an atmosphere of friendship and mentoring.