The Conservancy proudly announces a new music series of original concerts curated by three extraordinarily talented musicians: Solomon Hoffman, Bobby Katz, and Ethan Usoskin – all Port Washington, NY natives. Casual Thursday evenings at Hempstead House, starting at 8 pm on September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14. See below for information about individual concerts.
A tasting of fine wine is included.
Conservancy Members: $40 per person
Non-Members: $45 per person
Purchase tickets online or call the ticket line 516.304.5076.
September 14: Solomon Hoffman
This concert will feature a variety of Solomon’s compositions for strings, winds, brass and piano. His eclectic style blends classical, jazz, contemporary, funk, and folk music. The concert will feature the world premiere of “Elul,” a site-specific piece composed for Hempstead House. According to Solomon, this work is “inspired by the custom of sounding the shofar (ram’s horn) as both an inward and a communal wake-up call, exploring our processes for personal and shared reflection in difficult times.”
Wines are generously provided by Vinifera Imports.
October 12 – Bobby Katz Quintet
After his sold-out summer jazz night, saxophonist Bobby Katz returns with the fantastic band that played at his Composers’ Night concert last season, including Michael Rodriguez on trumpet, Manuel Schmiedel on piano, Adrian Moring on bass, and Tim Rachbach on drums. They’ll perform Bobby’s new compositions and original arrangements of jazz standards as well as his jazz arrangement of “October” from Tchaikovsky’s “The Seasons.”
November 9 – Ethan Usoskin
Clarinetist Ethan Usoskin’s repertoire for this evening includes Andre Messager’s Solo de Concours, Claude Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsodie, Camille Saint-Saen’s Clarinet Sonata, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, Bela Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances, George Gershwin’s Three Preludes, Francis Poulenc’s Clarinet Sonata, and Carl Maria von Weber’s Concertino.
December 14 – Solomon Hoffman & Bobby Katz
Following sold-out individual concerts earlier this season, Solomon and Bobby team up for a spectacular jazz concert featuring original arrangements of favorite holiday classics.
- Sessions - Hoffman & Katz
December 14, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue: Hempstead House
Directions to the Sands Point Preserve
Directions from NYC: Long Island Expressway to exit 36 (Searingtown Road/Port Washington). At the light, make a left and go under the Long Island Expressway heading north. Take Searingtown Road north, it will change into Port Washington Boulevard and then into Middle Neck Road. The Preserve will be on the right.
Directions from points east: Long Island Expressway to exit 36 (Searingtown Road/Port Washington). At the light, make a right onto Searingtown Road. Take Searingtown Road north, it will change into Port Washington Boulevard and then into Middle Neck Road. The Preserve will be on the right.