Ars Viva Chamber Orchestra, just named the Tarrytown Music Hall’s chamber orchestra in residence, is holding a fundraiser to help pay for two concert series under a “Youth In Music Project” being created by the group’s music director, Jesse Henkensiefken
The fundraiser is a 2012 St. Patrick’s day wine and benefit concert at 6 p.m. March 17 in a private home on Paddington Road in Fox Meadow. The night will include champagne/wine tasting, a raffle, a silent auction and music by Ars Viva. Tickets are available at www.arsvivamusic.com/chamber-orchestra/events.
The money will fund a school concert series that would allow students to be bused to the music hall for a morning concert during the school day featuring kid-friendly pieces with an emphasis on music education.
It also would be used for a proposed family concert series featuring four concerts at the hall that could include some local arts groups like the Scarsdale Balley Company.
Ars Viva is holding its first Kid’s Family American Music Concert at 1 p.m. April 14 at the Tarrytown Music Hall. Guest artists are soprano Alison Buchan and pianist Tatiana Tessman presenting some operatic pieces from Cole Porter and Aaron Copland, and conclude with Copland’s “Appalacian Spring” and Gershwin’s “Summertime.” Tickets for this concert can be purchased at the music hall box office, by calling 877-840-0457 or online at http://tickets.tarrytownmusichall.org