TOWN OF OYSTER BAY JOHN VENDITTO, TOWN SUPERVISOR
Department of Community & Youth Services
2014 - 2015
Distinguished Artists Concert Series
Co-Sponsoring Libraries Bethpage • Farmingdale • Hicksville • Locust Valley • Jericho Massapequa • Syosset • Plainview-Old Bethpage
John Venditto Town Supervisor
Dear Neighbor, The Town of Oyster Bay “2014-2015 Distinguished Artists Concert” series will, once again, offer a diverse season of musical and dance programs, which will kick off in October. Whether your taste runs from opera, jazz, dance, cabaret, pop or classical, there is something for everyone. The concert season begins on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at the Bethpage Public Library with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players. The concert series continues through Sunday, May 31, 2015 culminating with a performance from Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Songs Trio’s ‘Mostly Motown.’ This season’s lineup also includes Almonte, a Latin-Jazz ensemble, Breakdown- a Tom Petty Tribute, Savannah Sky- the best of Country, Rockabilly and Western Swing, Ballet Long Island, Manhattan Opera Association, and Long Island Piano Duo- One Piano, Four Hands, just to name a few. My fellow Town Board members and I are proud to provide residents with the very finest cultural and performing arts entertainment, all free of charge and held at conveniently located local libraries. Please take a few moments to glance through the brochure and begin planning your entertainment schedule. I look forward to seeing you at the concerts. Sincerely,
JOHN VENDITTO Town Supervisor
NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2 PM Bethpage Public Library
The Wand’ring Minstrels Songs and scenes in concert dress with props.
long island piano duo Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2 PM Locust Valley Library
One Piano, Four Hands - “Russian Program With A Little Bit of French” Performed by Yelena and Vladimir Polezhayev.
Vivian Choi Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8 PM Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library Classical Piano Solo Recital
Alexander Wu & The Serendip Piano Trio Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2 PM Bethpage Public Library
JFK and the White House Concerts Diverse musical selections from the JFK years ranging from Classical, Jazz, Bluegrass, film scores, Beatles & more. Page 3
Rave On! Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 2 PM Farmingdale Public Library
The Music of Buddy Holly & Roy Orbison Includes musical selections from other legends of early Rock and Roll.
Tangle Town Trio Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2 PM Jericho Public Library
Holidays in Tangle Town A holiday themed show mixing traditional favorites with newer classics.
Ronny Whyte Trio Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 3 PM Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
American Standards in Jazz Selections from Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Duke Wellington as well as a few Ronny Whyte originals.
Long Island Cabaret Theater Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2 PM Hicksville Public Library
Cabaret Revue with singers, dancers and a five piece band. Page 4
Gemini Journey Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 2 PM Farmingdale Public Library
Musical Landscapes in Time and Travel Journey through tangos from Buenos Aires, Klezmer from Eastern Europe and selections from our own American heritage.
Paul Effman Trio Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2 PM Syosset Public Library
Light Jazz & Standards Wonderful standards and popular tunes from the 1930’s to the 1970’s in an elegant instrumental Jazz style.
Danny Kean & Friends Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 3 PM
Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library A Soulful Concert of R&B, Rock &Jazz A vibrant and eclectic mix of old and new.
Cross Island Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 2 PM Jericho Public Library
An Eclectic Program of Solos, Duets & Trios Spanning centuires of styles including Jazz, Classical & Tango blended with beloved current favorites. Page 5
Vinny St. Marten & the Seeing Eye Dog Band Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 2 PM Bethpage Public Library
Ray Charles Inspired Program Both motivational and musical performance with the unique perspective of a visionary blind man.
Breakdown A Tom Petty Tribute Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1 PM Massapequa Public Library
The Ultimate Tom Petty and the Hearbreakers Tribute Band Playing all the hits you know & love.
Almonte Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 2 PM Hicksville Public Library
High-Energy Latin Jazz Ensemble Featuring some of New York City’s top Salsa players.
Shafaat Khan Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2 PM Jericho Public Library
Classical Folk Music of India Fusion of Rock, Jazz & Pop.
Manhattan Opera Association Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 2 PM Locust Valley Library
An Afternoon of Opera & Song Arias, duets and ensembles from popular operas, operettas and the American Musical theater.
Vic Vincent Group Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2 PM Farmingdale Public Library
Musical History Tour of Rock and Roll, Doo Wop & Pop
Just Sixties Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2 PM Hicksville Public Library
The Stories! The Songs! Narrated retrospective on the music, fads, culture and Americana of the 60’s.
Jimmy Moore Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM Syosset Public Library
The Irish Show Beautiful Irish standards with props and stories to warm the Irish heart in all of us! Page 7
Naomi Zeitlin Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2 PM Bethpage Public Library
Songs of the Movies Dynamic performance features popular tunes from movies, old & new.
Shenole Latimer Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 2 PM Locust Valley Library
Award-Winning Saxophonist Playing in the unique styles of some of his most inspirational influences: Michael Brecker, Branford Marsalis & Dexter Gordon.
The Fabulaires Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8 PM
Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library Doo Wop At Its Best! Popular recording artists of the 50’s and 60’s perform their hits ‘The Wedding Song’ and ‘Lonely Days, Lonely Nights’ among others. Enjoy this trip down memory lane.
Mambo Loco Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 1 PM Massapequa Public Library
Old School Latin Music Latin music from the 40’s to the 70’s.
Nina Et Cetera Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM Syosset Public Library
Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout Fun and energetic band performs ‘America’s’ music.
Savannah Sky Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2 PM Locust Valley Library
The Best of Classic Country, Rockabilly & Western Swing! Music featuring songs by Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Bob Wills and more.
Karkowska Sisters Duo Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 1 PM Massapequa Public Library
Award-Winning Piano/Violin Duo Takes you on a breathtaking musical journey with virtuoso, humor and stories.
Ballet Long Island Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2 PM Jericho Public Library
Classical Ballet Performance Performing excerpts from Swan Lake II and contemporary pieces choreographed specifically for Ballet Long Island. Page 9
Isotope Stompers Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2 PM Hicksville Public Library
Dixieland Jazz Band Seven piece band performs New Orleans Mardi Grasstyle Dixieland Jazz. A great family show.
Home Grown String Band Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM Syosset Public Library
American Roots Music Family performance of acoustic Country music and Appalachian flatfoot dancing.
Vintage Bliss Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2 PM Farmingdale Public Library
Sinatra Duets, Bobby Darin & the Great Ladies of Jazz
Rhonda Denet & the Silver Fox Songs Trio Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 1 PM Massapequa Public Library
Mostly Motown Relive the excitement and energy of the Motown era. Page 10
Directions to Participating Libraries Bethpage
931-3907 47 Powell Avenue Seaford/Oyster Bay Expressway (Rte. 135) to Exit 8, Powell Avenue. Turn right (west) onto Powell Avenue. Library is ahead on the left.
249-9090 116 Merritts Road Seaford/Oyster Bay Expressway (Rte. 135) to Exit 7E, Rte. 24 (Hempstead Tpke.) Go east on Hempstead Turnpike to Merritts Road. Turn right on Merritts Road. Library is 1 ½ blocks ahead on the right.
169 Jerusalem Avenue From North: LIE to exit 41S. Continue south on Broadway. Turn right on Old Country Road. Turn left at Jerusalem Avenue. Library is on the left. From South: Broadway (Rte. 107) North. Turn left on Old Country Road. Proceed as above.
935-6790 1 Merry Lane From the Long Island Expressway, take Exit 41N (Rte.106/107). Proceed North 1/4 mile to Rte. 25 (Jericho Turnpike). Drive East on Jericho Turnpike 1 block to Merry Lane. Turn South on Merry Lane, and proceed 100 feet to the library on the east side of the street.
Locust Valley 671-1837 170 Buckram Road LIE to exit 41N – Rte. 106/107. Drive north and bear left onto Rte. 107. Cross over Northern Boulevard. Turn right onto Hegemans Lane, go to end. Turn right on Chicken Valley Road. Turn left onto Piping Rock Road. Bear right at the fork, which turns into Buckram Road. Library is on the right, next to the Locust Valley Fire House. Massapequa 799-0770 40 Harbor Lane – Bar Harbour Branch Seaford/Oyster Bay Expressway (Rte. 135) to Exit 1E, Merrick Road. Go east on Merrick Road, passing Hicksville Road, approximately 2 miles. Continue to Harbor Lane and turn right onto Harbor Lane. The Library is ½ block ahead on the right. Plainview-Old Bethpage 938-0077 999 Old Country Road Seaford/Oyster Bay Expressway (Rte. 135) to Exit 10, Old Country Road. Travel east. Library is on the right. Syosset 921-7161 225 South Oyster Bay Road LIE to Exit 43, North on South Oyster Bay Road. Library is on the Right.
JOHN VENDITTO Town Supervisor
Town Board Joseph D. Muscarella Anthony D. Macagnone Chris J. Coschignano Joseph G. Pinto Rebecca M. Alesia Michele M. Johnson Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr. Receiver of Taxes James J. Stefanich
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY & YOUTH SERVICES Maureen A. Fitzgerald, Commissioner Patricia A. Beckerle, Deputy Commissioner
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