“Paint the Music” is the theme of the American Chamber Ensemble’s annual fall concert at Hofstra University’s Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus, on Sunday, November 13, 3 p.m. The American Chamber Ensemble (ACE) is a professional ensemble in residence at Hofstra’s Department of Music. The concert is titled the way it is because children in the audience are encouraged to draw during the performance, and their work will be displayed after the concert.
This concert is a special collaboration with the Long Island Composers Alliance and includes music by Long Island composers Herbert Deutsch (who is a Hofstra alumnus and professor emeritus of music), Jonathan Russ, Larry Dresner, Leonard Lehrman, Julie Mandel, George Cork Maul, Nataliya Medvedovskaya and Dana Richardson, as well as music by Meyer Kupferman and others.
Performers include artist Alan Bull, who will paint on canvas to a special world premiere performed by Professor Deutsch. ACE musicians are pianists Blanche Abram and Marilyn Lehman, clarinetists Stanley and Naomi Drucker, violinist Eriko Sato and cellist Chris Finckel.
Tickets are $20 general admission; $15 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Members of the Hofstra community may receive up to two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. Children under 12 accompanied by a paying adult receive one free ticket. For more information call the Hofstra Box Office at 516-463-6644 or visit hofstratickets.com.