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The Helene Fortunoff Theater

American Chamber Ensemble

ACE presents Diversity Through Music. The program includes works by Andres Maldonado, Dana Wilson, Pauline Viardot, Natalie Hunt and Hofstra faculty member composer/bassist Martin Wind, who will participate in the World Premiere of his new, ACE commissioned song cycle, inspired by his father’s paintings.

Special guests are soprano Tammy Hensrud, composer/bassist Martin Wind, Hofstra/ACE Award winner Michael Valente and the ACE Clarinet Ensemble.

More information.

  • Sunday, March 6, 3 p.m.

The Helene Fortunoff Theater

Traditional West African Drumming, Singing and Dancing

The Hofstra Cultural Center and the Department of Music present An Interactive Evening of Traditional West African Drumming, Singing and Dancing featuring the Montclair State University West African Drumming and Dance Ensemble, directed by Robert Levin with special guests Emmanuel Agbeli, Master drummer from Kopeyia and Ghana Vida Mawufemor, dancer from Accra, Ghana. 

  • Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.

The Helene Fortunoff Theater

Hevreh Ensemble

Classical, jazz and world music elements performed by composer Jeff Adler: Bass Clarinet, Native American Flutes; Keyboardist Adam Morrison; Hofstra Professor of Clarinet Laurie Friedman: Native American Flute, Clarinet and Shofar; Hofstra Professor of Oboe Judith Dansker: English Horn, and Native American Flute; and renowned Tabla player, Naren Budhaker.

  • Friday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m.

Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse

Hofstra Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra

“Characters”

Adam Glaser, Director

The repertoire includes: William Walton: Two Pieces from Henry V; Hubert Parry: Lady Radnor’s Suite; Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to King Stephen, Op. 117; Sergei Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60; Myroslav Skoryk: Melody; and Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse  Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila, Op. 47.

  • Thursday, April 14, 8 p.m.

The Helene Fortunoff Theater

Baroque Virtuosity

Baroque Virtuosity features three prominent musicians on period instruments: Kinga Augustyn on baroque violin, Rebecca Pechefsky on harpsichord, and Christopher Morrongiello on archlute, baroque guitar, and lute. The artists will perform a varied program of virtuosic music by European composers spanning close to 200 years, from the early Baroque period to the late Baroque or early Classic period.

  • Thursday, April 21, 6:30 p.m.

Shapiro Family Hall, Room 010

Hofstra Jazz Combos

Directed by Shawn Lovato.

  • Saturday, April 23, at 1 p.m.

The Helene Fortunoff Theater

Dancing with the Indian Art

Expressions of Devotion through Visual Arts, Music and Dance

Kuldeep Singh brings an immersive interdisciplinary experience weaving Odissi dance with 18th century Indian miniatures, and early medieval texts on music and dramaturgy, which collectively celebrate and embody expressions of devotion. 

  • Thursday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.

Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse

University Choir & Chamber Orchestra

Cindy Bell and Adam Glaser, directors

An evening of traditional and contemporary music performed by chamber orchestra and choir.

  • Tuesday, May 3, 8 p.m.

St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre, NY

Chorale and Chamber Choir

Directed by David Fryling, featuring an eclectic selection of choral music presented in an exquisite acoustic space.

Tickets available at the door. Hofstra students and faculty receive one free ticket upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. Tickets for the general public are $10; $8 for adults 65+ or non-Hofstra students with ID. *For more information, please call Dr. Fryling at 516-463-5497. 

  • Tuesday, May 10, 8 p.m.

 

Student Honors Recitals

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Symphony Orchestra Concert

Rosencrans Honors Recital
Saturday, March 12, 3 p.m.
The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center

Featuring

Andre Rizzuto, tuba

The William Rosencrans Endowed Music Scholarship is awarded to a qualified junior or senior student majoring in Music, who is then required to perform in a concert in the spring of each year. 

Free and open to the public.

Levin Honors Recital
Sunday, April 10, 7 p.m.
The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center

Featuring: 

Michael Valente, percussion

The annual Rhoda Pinsley Levin Endowed Award for Excellence in Musical Performance was established in memory of the celebrated pianist, teacher and music patron Rhoda Pinsley Levin, who was active in the Hofstra community. It honors accomplished senior undergraduate performing musicians, provides financial assistance for related scholarly or vocational pursuits, and presents recitals featuring the award recipients each year. The award was created as a memorial by Mrs. Levin’s husband, the late Harvey J. Levin, a longtime Hofstra economics and research professor and pioneering, internationally influential economist.

Free and open to the public.

ALL GUESTS who attend a Hofstra University-sponsored indoor event should be vaccinated and be prepared to show proof of vaccination and an ID. Visit hofstra.edu/togetheragain for more information on health and safety protocols.