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Date: Apr 20, 2012
Concert on the Quad
First D'Addario Community Music Appreciation Concert, May 5
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … The D’Addario Community Music Appreciation Initiative and the Hofstra University Music Department will present a free outdoor community concert on Saturday, May 5, from 12:30-4 p.m. on Hofstra’s South Campus. Admission is free. For more information call the Hofstra Music Department at 516-463-5490.
Professor David Lalama directs the Hofstra Jazz Ensemble in an outdoor performance.
The concert will feature an eclectic mix of jazz, classical music and new compositions by Hofstra students and alumni. Participating groups include the Hofstra Jazz Ensemble, directed by David Lalama; The Hofstra String Quintet, directed by Alexander Sharpe; and the Hofstra Alumni Nonet, directed by Gary Henderson.
In addition the Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble of the Nassau Suffolk Performing Arts is scheduled to perform. The Nassau Suffolk Performing Arts is a non-profit organization that provides talented student musicians from across Long Island and the metropolitan area with performance and rehearsal opportunities.
This first annual D’Addario Community Music Appreciation Concert is scheduled the day before Hofstra’s annual Dutch Festival, and the south campus will be blooming with thousands of flowers.
The D’Addario Community Music Appreciation Initiative is a multi-faceted program designed to increase knowledge and appreciation for all types of music among a broad range of young people. The initiative addresses several needs at Hofstra and in the local community, including to promote music appreciation, showcase the Hofstra Music Department and to allow Hofstra’s Music Ensembles to visit and perform in local schools and inspire children.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution of higher education where more than 12,000 full and part-time students choose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, communication, education, health and human services, honors studies, a School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
D'Addario & Company, Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories marketed under seven proprietary brands: D'Addario strings; Evans drumheads; ProMark drumsticks; PureSound; Rico reeds; and Planet Waves cables and accessories. A family-owned and operated business with more than 1,100 employees worldwide, the Company manufactures 93% of its products in the U.S. employing Toyota's Lean manufacturing principles. D'Addario has a distribution network in 120 countries and serves more than 3,000 U.S. retailers, all major e-commerce sites, and more than 5,000 endorsing artists. Driven by an unwavering commitment to innovation, quality, customer service, and reinvestment into the company's infrastructure, D'Addario continues to be a pioneer in the world of music manufacturing and nourishing the world's music makers.