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Concordia Conservatory to Host Award-Winning Author Andrea Davis Pinkney Monday, June 13 PDF Print Email


By Kathleen Suss, Executive Director, Concordia Conservatory 


Jun. 8, 2016:  Concordia Conservatory will host a Musical Adventures at the Library concert on Monday, June 13, at 4:00 pm at the Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts on the campus of Concordia College featuring New York Times best-selling author Andrea Davis Pinkney with guitarist Rami Vamos 

The performance will include book readings by Pinkney of her recent releases with musical accompaniment by Vamos. The event is sponsored by The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe in collaboration with the public libraries of Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe. 

This program has brought local community awareness of the arts and literature to the southern Westchester County community at large. Erin Schirota, the children's librarian of the Bronxville Library, Theresa Chang, the children's librarian of the Eastchester Library, and Ellen Tannenbaum, the children's librarian of the Tuckahoe Library, are partners in this program. 

Andrea Davis Pinkney's literary repertoire encompasses a wide variety of styles, including picture books, novels, and works of historical fiction and nonfiction. Some of her notable titles are Bird in a Box and With the Might of Angels. Andrea has also written the illustrated books Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, a Parents' Choice Award winner; Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride, a 2010 Jane Addams Honor Book and School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; the Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, which also won the Carter G. Woodson Award for historical works for young people; Duke Ellington, a Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor Book; and Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation, a featured selection on Oprah and Friends radio. 

In addition to being a talented author, she has also been a publishing executive, having worked at several publishing services. She was named one of the "25 Most Influential Black Women in Business" by the Network Journal and was selected as one of the "25 Most Influential People in Our Children's Lives" by Children's Health Magazine.   

Rami Vamos is a performer, educator, writer, and composer with a varied creative output, including chamber music and children's musicals. He writes and hosts for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Beginnings series and teaches K-5 music in the Pelham School District. Vamos holds degrees from Yale, Oberlin, and Queens College and is currently string department head at Concordia Conservatory. 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 914-395-4507.

Pictured here:  Author Andrea Davis Pinkney.

Photo courtesy Kathleen Suss, Executive Director, Concordia Conservatory

 

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Art Restoration and Framing

Fine Arts Gallery of Bronxville

The Fine Arts Gallery is a beautiful gallery in the heart of our village. It sells original art and specializes in local artists from Bronxville past and present. It provides high end custom framing, art consulting, restoration and appraisals. Appointments are available upon request. It also sells the Historical Conservancy Journals which include a history of the village as well as the artists who have lived here and are presenting living here ($20/copy).

99 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-779-5053


The O'Silas Gallery at Concordia College

171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
https://osilasgallery.org/

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Books & Culture

Bronxville Public Library

The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.

The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.

The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children.  All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

The Bronxville Public Library
914-337-7680
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)
http://bronxvillelibrary.org/


Womrath Bookshop

Womrath Bookshop is a located in the heart of Bronxville village. In addition to selling books, the store also sell children's toys and holds readings both at the store and elsewhere in the community, such as at the Library.

76 Pondfield Road, Bronxville

(914) 337-0199

http://www.womrath.com/

Music & Performing Arts Schools

 

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Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.

Executive Director: Kathleen Suss

Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art

Concordia College-New York

Phone: 914-395-4507

Kathleen.Suss@concordia-ny.edu

www.concordiaconservatory.org


Crestwood Music Education Center

Crestwood Music Education Center, founded in 1987, has established itself as one of the most reputable and premier music schools in Westchester County with well over 800 students studying piano, guitar voice, Suzuki and much more. Their philosophy is to create a very positive, stimulating environment that gives each student the chance for creative self-expression. They believe in the importance of having a world-class faculty with extensive education as well as the teaching and performing experience that can only found in America's finest music schools.

453 White Plains Road
Eastchester, New York 10709
914-961-3497

 

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