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Inwood Art Works: Inwood Community Concert

Inwood Art Works in association with Church of the Good Shepherd presents
Friday, November 12 at 7pm
FREE w/ RSVP. Walk-ups welcome.

Church of the Good Shepherd – 4967 Broadway, Manhattan 10034

A double bill of Classical Chamber Music and American Jazz compositions performed by local professional musicians.
Double Entendre and The Phantasy Quartet – music by Caleb Burhans, Anna Dagmar, Chad Smith, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Nick Grinder Jazz Quartet – original jazz compositions by Nick Grinder
Featuring Marty Kenny-Bass, Carmen Staat-Piano, Jay Sawyer-Drums, Nick Grinder – Trombone

Inwood Art Works mission is to create and curate professional performing and visual arts in Inwood and its surrounding community. Aaron Simms, Founder and Executive Producer.
For more information about these local groups visit www.doubleentendre.com and www.nickgrinder.com

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. This program was also supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Inwood Art Works: MENDELSSOHN ON THE HUDSON – Self-guided historical and musical walking tour

A Historical and Musical Walking Tour of German Jewish Washington Heights

Mendelssohn on the Hudson is a self-guided historical and musical walking tour that follows the footsteps of the German Jews and others who fled 1930s Nazi Germany to settle in Washington Heights, also referred to at the time as “Frankfurt on the Hudson.” The self-directed historical tour route – offering autonomy, fresh air, and social distancing – includes West 181 Street to the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park, and points in between.

The musical stories presented at their specific locations offer a rare, multi-layered connection between storyteller and listener. It’s an unusual, accessible, and free musical experience via smartphone or another internet-enabled device. During the tour, visitors will hear via podcast twelve episodes with songs based on true field-collected stories from neighborhood residents set to Felix Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words. Each song offers and retains a snapshot of German Jewish life from the 1930s to the near-present. Mendelssohn on the Hudson is unique in combining oral history, musical theatre, classical music, and local landmarks into a compelling record of the German Jewish culture of Northern Manhattan.

Explore and download each episode.