The Hoff-Barthelson School of Music Celebrates Great American Music at The ‘Dale Tent Restaurant

Music by Bernstein, Ellington, Foster, Sousa and more will be performed by Hoff-Barthelson School of Music faculty members and adult jazz students at the school’s celebration of great American music – two free outdoor concerts at the Dine the ‘Dale Tent in downtown Scardale.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., great jazz and HBMS teacher Ed Palermo will lead the school’s adult jazz ensemble in a performance of jazz favorites including Let’s Fall In Love, Cantaloupe Island, How High The Moon/Ornithology and Paper Moon.

Later in the week, Friday, September 9, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the HB Brass Quintet with faculty members Terry Szor, trumpet; Steve Sherts, horn; and Jonathan Greenberg, bass trombone, will perform hits from the Great American Songbook and beyond with guest artists Charlie Porter, trumpet and Matt Melore, trombone.

Attendees are encouraged to grab a bite to eat at one of Scarsdale’s many fine restaurants while enjoying two evenings of fantastic music! Dine the ‘Dale tent is located in Spencer Place, Scarsdale (between Harwood Court and East Parkway).

The concerts, open to the public and free, are sponsored by the Scarsdale Business Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the village of Scarsdale and its local businesses. The SBA works with local merchants, government, landowners, housing companies, community members and other local groups to help make Scarsdale a thriving village.

For more information, visit www.hbms.orgE-mail [email protected] or call 914-723-1169.

Ed Palermo is not a “business as usual” musician. When most people think of “big bands”, they think of Duke and Dorsey. But go see Ed Palermo‘s Big Band and you might hear Zappa, Hendrix, the blues of Paul Butterfield and Mike Bloomfield or one of Ed’s own compositions, loaded with lush turns and unexpected twists. Ed’s interpretation of the iconoclastic composer’s music Frank Zappa earned him wide recognition. Before forming his own band, Ed toured and recorded with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Tito PuenteEddie Palmieri, Celia Cruz, Lena Horne, Tony BennettMel Torme, Lou Rawls, Melba Moore, Debbie Gibson, The Spinners and countless others. He wrote and arranged for the Tonight Show, Maurice Hines and Eddie Fisher.

Trumpet Terry Szor has been a faculty member of the Brass Department of the Music Advancement Program (MAP) at the Julliard School since 1997 and currently directs the MAP Wind Ensemble. As a freelance musician, Terry has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Bronx Arts Ensemble, among others. He has performed for several Broadway shows, Radio City Music Hall, numerous television and radio commercials, and video game soundtracks. As a member of the award-winning Saturday Brass Quintet, Terry gave recitals and conducted educational programs at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He appears as principal trumpet with Opera Saratoga, Hudson Valley Philharmonic and the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players.

Hailing from Lancaster PA, Steve Sherts quickly burst onto the New York music scene performing with some of the city’s top orchestras and Broadway productions. These productions include The King and I at Lincoln Center Theater, King Kong and West Side Story to name a few. He has performed as a guest artist with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, American Ballet Theater Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New York City Ballet Orchestra, New York Pops, NOVUS NY and the Vermont Symphony, among others. Steve is also a member of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra and a former member of Symphony in C. He plays chamber music with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble in Boston and has performed and recorded with Placido DomingoElectric Light Orchestra, and Johnny Mathisand has recorded music for ESPN, such as NHL and college football themes.

Jonathan Greenberg has had a career in New York that spans decades and a multitude of musical styles. He has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, American Symphony, American Ballet Theatre, Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Honolulu Symphony. He is a founding member of the avant-garde Carnegie Hall LinkUp Orchestra. His chamber music experience includes performances with the Metropolis Ensemble, Manhattan Brass Quintet, St. Luke’s Trombone Quartet, Absolute Ensemble, and with the American Brass Quintet at the Aspen Music Festival. His commercial/jazz experience includes performances with the Big Apple Circus, Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Mingus Big Band, and tours of Japan with the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra. Jonathan continues to enjoy a prolific career on Broadway, playing both trombone and tuba for shows such as Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular, among others.

The Hoff-Barthelson School of Music has earned national recognition as a premier community music school for its unparalleled leadership in education, performance, and community service. With a faculty of the region’s most talented teachers and performers, the school has long been one of Westchester County’s most valued cultural resources. At Hoff-Barthelson, students find a warm and friendly music school dedicated to the highest standards of education, performance, and community service. Students of all ages, abilities and interest levels benefit from a positive and joyful learning environment; a focus on the whole person; exceptional teaching; and a multi-faceted program.

The Hoff-Barthelson School of Music is a proud recipient of ArtsWestchester through funding made possible by the Westchester County Government with the support of County Executive George Latimer. The programs are made possible, in part, by the support of the New York State Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature

Photo credit and caption: HBMS faculty members Ed Palermo, Terry Szor, Steve Sherts and Jonathan Greenberg; photos provided by the artists.

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