Concert Schedule 

These hour-long, family-friendly concerts combine extraordinary music with reflections by Simone Dinnerstein at P.S. 321 and James Matheson at P.S. 142. Musicians donate their performances, and all ticket sales benefit the students of the host schools. Not recommended for children under age six.

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    Rachel Barton Pine, violin
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7pm P.S. 321 | 180 7th Avenue | Brooklyn, NY Buy Tickets​

    In both art and life, violinist Rachel Barton Pine has an extraordinary ability to connect with people. Celebrated as a great interpreter of classical works, her performances combine her innate gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research. Audiences are thrilled by her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making. Rachel Barton Pine made her orchestral debut at the age of 7 with the Chicago String Ensemble. Ten years later she became the first American to win the coveted gold medal in the J.S. Bach International Competition in Leipzig. She has since gone on to perform with some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, working with conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Neeme Järvi, Marin Alsop and John Nelson.

     

    At P.S. 321, Rachel will perform Bach's Sonata in G Minor and selections from Paganini's 24 Caprices, Op. 1, plus new works dedicated to her from composers Mohammed Fairouz (“For Egypt” from Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin “Native Informant,” written in 2011) and Earl Maneein (Be12(OH)12(BTB)4; "Metal Organic Framework" from 2014).


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    Jason Vieaux, guitar
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7pm P.S. 321 | 180 7th Avenue | Brooklyn, NY Buy Tickets

    Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today's classical guitarists” ( Gramophone ), is the classical guitarist that goes beyond the classical. Equally at home playing rock and jazz, Jason was recently introduced on WNYC’s Soundcheck by host John Schaefer, who said, “Jason Vieaux is a classical guitarist … actually, that doesn’t sound right. Let’s say that Jason Vieaux is a guitarist whose instrument happens to be a classical guitar.” In 2012, the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar was launched with ArtistWorks Inc., an unprecedented technological interface that provides one-on-one online study with Jason for guitar students around the world. In 2011, he co-founded the guitar department at The Curtis Institute of Music; he has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 2001.

     

    Jason has released 12 commercial albums, his latest of which is  PLAY , a selection of audience favorites celebrating Jason's 20 years of touring. Soundboard  writes, “You’d be hard pressed to find versions performed with more confidence, better tone, and a more complete understanding of the material." At P.S. 321, Jason will play music ranging from Bach to Pat Metheny, including guitar favorites by Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz and 19th century Italian classical guitar master Mauro Guiliani.


  • Simone Dinnerstein, piano
    Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7pm P.S. 321 | 180 7th Avenue | Brooklyn Buy Tickets
    Neighborhood Classics founder and artistic director Simone Dinnerstein will perform a concert at P.S. 321 that features the music from her new 2015 Sony Classical album by Ravel, Gershwin, and Philip Lasser.
     
    The Independent  praises the "“majestic originality of [Simone's] vision"” and  NPR  reports, “"She compels the listener to follow her in a journey of discovery filled with unscheduled detours . . . She’'s actively listening to every note she plays, and the result is a wonderfully expressive interpretation." Simone's new album is scheduled for release in spring 2015, shortly before her P.S. 321 concert.

2013-2014 Concert Season

  • Numinous performs selections from Joseph C. Phillips Jr.'s The Loves of Pharaoh
    Thursday, October 10, 2013 | P.S. 321

  • Kathleen Supové, piano
    Friday, November 8, 2013 | P.S. 142

  • Simone Dinnerstein, piano
    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | P.S. 321

  • Face the Music
    Friday, April 25, 2014 | P.S. 142

  • Mika and Richard Stoltzman, marimba & clarinet
    Monday, May 5, 2014 | P.S. 321

2012-2013 Concert Season

  • Simone Dinnerstein, piano; Pamelia Kurstin, theremin; Alvin Epstein, actor
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | P.S. 321

  • Contemporaneous
    ​​Saturday, December 1, 2012 | P.S. 142

  • Face the Music​​
    Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3pm | P.S. 69Q

  • Contemporaneous
    Monday, February 11, 2013 | P.S. 142

  • Chiara Quartet; Simone Dinnerstein, piano
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | P.S. 321

  • Lafayette Harris, Jr. and friends​
    ​​Thursday, April 11, 2013 | P.S. 321

  • Face the Music
    Sunday, May 19, 2013 | P.S. 142