5 Free Performances to Catch This Month

Festivals come with a high price tag, but these county concerts won't run your wallet dry.


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As the summer rolls in, plenty of pleasantries invade our daydreams: sunlit strolls, trips to the beach, and of course, live music. But, concerts often come with high costs after you factor in drinks, travel, and soaring ticket prices.

Luckily there are musicians in the county that understand the struggle and will be performing here for no cost at all. So for those of you looking to save a few dollars and still enjoy some live music in the sun, check out these free concerts in the county this month.

 

Mother’s Day Piano Concert
Sunday, May 14
The Music Conservatory of Westchester will hold a family concert this Sunday at the Grinton Will Public Library in Yonkers. Join the talented piano students of the Music Conservatory at 2 p.m. for a musical day out with your family.

 

Downtown Music at Grace Free Performances
May 10-31
Downtown Music at Grace (DMG) is holding a series of free concerts this month at Grace Episcopal Church in White Plains. Colorado’s award-winning pianist Jiaqi Long will make his Westchester debut on May 10. On May 17, 14 of DMG’s resident chamber orchestra, Downtown Sinfonietta, will perform an all-Mozart program.

On May 24, you can catch the REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music, a four-piece group hailed by the New York Times as “sophisticated and beguiling,” perform works from Bach. And finally, vocalists Ruth Cunningham, a sound-healer and improviser, and Gilda Lyons will collaborate on May 31 for their show “Epiphanies.”

 

“A Celebration of the Piano” Faculty Concert
Friday, May 19
Tune into classic piano compositions with the Music Conservatory of Westchester faculty, who will perform renditions of Beethoven, Mozart, and more at the White Plains conservatory on Central Avenue May 19.

 

Concert featuring “Quarteto Moderno”
Sunday, May 21
Catch the Quarteto Morderno ensemble, featuring jazz guitarist Richard Boukas, perform Brazilian jazz at the Ossining Public Library on May 23 at 2 p.m.

 

BID Family Market Day Family Performance with Zev Haber
Saturday, June 3
Perfect for an outing with the kids, you can head to Ruby Dee Park at Library Green in New Rochelle for the BID Family Market Day, including a performance from Zev Harber. Harber is a local favorite for his original, playful blend of music and humor. The Grand Market will also be open if you want to shop for farm fresh and gourmet products and prepared food.

 

 

 

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