Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … The D’Addario Community Music Appreciation Initiative and the Hofstra University Music Department are presenting a free outdoor community concert on Saturday, May 4, 2013, 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.
The concert will feature an eclectic mix of jazz, classical music and new compositions by Hofstra students and alumni. There will be performances by:
The Vocal Jazz Quartet ~ Natalie Fabian, soprano; Douglas Fabian, tenor; Melody Hall, alto; Garrett Fujarski, bass
The Songwriters ~ original works by Michael Tedesco and Zack Smith
Two String Quartets ~ directed by Alexander Sharpe
The Chorale ~ directed by David Fryling
and The Hofstra Jazz Ensemble ~ directed by David Lalama
This D’Addario Community Music Appreciation Concert, now in its second year, is scheduled the day before Hofstra’s annual Dutch Festival. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of music while Hofstra’s South Campus is 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 11,000 full and part-time students choose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, applied science, communication, education, health sciences and human services, honors studies, the Maurice A. Deane 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.