Concert Schedule 

These hour-long, family-friendly concerts combine extraordinary music with reflections by Simone Dinnerstein at P.S. 321. Musicians donate their performances, and all ticket sales benefit the students. Not recommended for children under age six.

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    The Lee Trio, violin, cello, piano
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7pm P.S. 321 | 180 7th Avenue | Brooklyn Buy Tickets
    Hailed as a “primal force on stage” [Piedmont Post] whose “gripping immediacy and freshness” and “rich palette of colors” [The Strad] move audiences and critics around the globe, the Lee Trio will be performing a one-hour program of new works by Liam Wade & Uljas Pulkkis along with pieces by Sibelius, Mendelssohn, & Schumann.  Passionate about performing the music of living composers as well as educating the next generation of musicians, the Lee Trio (and sisters) regularly performs outreach and concerts where arts have limited exposure in addition to performances and master classes around the globe.

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    Lara Downes, piano
    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7pm P.S. 321 | 180 7th Avenue | Brooklyn Buy Tickets
    Lara Downes is recognized as one of the most imaginative pianists on today’s concert scene, called "a delightful artist with a unique blend of musicianship and showmanship" by NPR. Her eclectic performances present repertoire from Bach to Billie Holiday with a style that the Huffington Post calls "addicting - with an open, honest heart." She has appeared on stages from the Vienna Konzerthaus to Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center; her recordings have been praised as "ravishing" by Fanfare Magazine , and "luscious, moody and dreamy" by the New York Times . Listen to live performance and learn more about Lara Downes at .

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    Sybarite5, string quintet
    Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7pm P.S. 321 | 180 7th Avenue | Brooklyn Buy Tickets
    Sybarite5 has quickly established a reputation for questioning audiences’ perceptions of “What is music?” and “Who plays what?” Inspired by the alternative band Radiohead, the quintet continues to push the boundaries of what is concert music. Their musical program, Everything In Its Right Place, brings it all full circle in a cohesive showcase of Sybarite5’s regular playlist, including music by Radiohead, Piazzolla, Elgar and Brubeck, as well as groundbreaking new compositions for the group by Jessica Meyer, Piotr Szewczyk, Shawn Conley, and Dan Visconti.  Watch videos of the Quintet’s performances here .

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    Classical Mix at 276!
    Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 7 pm P.S./I.S. 276 The Battery Park School | 55 Battery Place | New York Buy Tickets

    Featuring students at the Mannes School of Music, including Radoslawa Jasik, Shari Perman, and Matthew Griswold. The performers will play a medley of compositions from Puccini to Poulenc. Hosted by Simone Dinnerstein.

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    Composer Fun at 51!
    Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7pm P.S. 51 Elias Howe School | 525 West 44th Street | New York Buy Tickets

    Featuring students at the Mannes School of Music, including Julia Hámos, Samantha Scully, Vladimir Rumyantsev, and Matthew Cossack. The performers will play music by composers studied by the students of P.S. 51, including Mozart, Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. Hosted by Simone Dinnerstein.

Past Performers:

ACME, American Contemporary Music Ensemble

Maria Bachmann, violin

Zuill Bailey, cello

Maya Beiser, cello

Chiara String Quartet


Cypress String Quartet

Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Face the Music

Lafayette Harris, Jr.

Bridget Kibbey, harp

Valentina Lisitsa, piano

Paul O’Dette, lute

Joseph C. Phillips & Numinous

Richard Stoltzman, clarinet

Mika Stoltzman, marimba

Kathleen Supové, piano

Wendy Sutter, cello

Pablo Ziegler, piano

Iktus Duo, flute and percussion

Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Jason Vieaux, guitar