Saturday Night Programs Committee
Our Saturday Night Programs Committee arranges quality musical and lecture programs in the auditorium, focusing primarily on the Arts, for three Saturdays in the month. Recent programs included recitals by instrumental groups of The Settlement Music School, a lecture by David Ludwig of the Curtis Institute and concerts by Freyda Thomas and Charles Abramovitz.
Ceil Frey and Kurt Reiss are Co-Chairs.
Classical Concerts Committee
Musical performances by young musicians are brought to The Quadrangle by Astral Artists once a month. The mission of Astral is to discover the most promising musicians residing in the United States and to help develop their professional careers. Recent concerts include recitals by pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine and violinist Eunice Kim and a performance by the Jasper String Quartet.
Ellen Bell is the Chair.
Joy of Singing
The Joy of Singing group meets weekly for an hour of singing in the auditorium with piano accompaniment. This program is designed for those who just enjoy singing without the prerequisites of a great voice or ability to read music. Songbooks are provided, encompassing tunes familiar to most seniors, from old favorites to Broadway hits and a wide variety in between. Two themed events a year blend audience sing-alongs with poetry readings, storytelling and instrumental offerings by members of the community.
Bea Blackman is the Chair.
DVD Music Discussion
Once a week we have a DVD Music Discussion led by Dr. Greenberg a widely acclaimed music lecturer. The series explores the lives of famous composers and music history. Regardless of musical background, there is always something new to learn or to hear and all residents and visitors are welcome to these lectures, which recently have explored Richard Wagner and The History of Jazz.
Sara Zallman is the Coordinator.