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Classical Piano Concert with Rachel Naomi Kudo at Holy Trinity Church

Pianist Rachel Naomi Kudo performs at Holy Trinity Church Inwood, 20 Cumming Street, on Saturday, March 18, 7-8 PM. Following her orchestral debut with the Chicago and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, Rachel has performed as both soloist and chamber musician at the Bachfest in Leipzig, Royal Castle in Warsaw, Salle Cortot in Paris, Musikverein in Vienna, Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel, International Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdrój, Poland, Tivoli International Festival in Denmark, Bergen International Festival in Norway, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York.

She is a recipient of the Gilmore Young Artist Award, a Davidson Fellow Laureate of the Davidson Institute of Talent Development, and the Salon de Virtuosi Grant. Additionally, she earned scholarships from the National YoungArts Foundation and Rohm Music Foundation, and has won numerous top prizes at the U.S. National Chopin Competition in Miami, and a finalist diploma at the 15th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw.

Born in Washington, D.C., to Japanese-Korean parents, Rachel began her studies with Emilio del Rosario at the Music Institute of Chicago. After spending her childhood in Japan, she returned to Chicago to pursue a musical life, playing chamber music and violin in her high school orchestra, appearing on From the Top on NPR, also studying with Kum-Sing Lee in Vancouver, Canada.

Stay to enjoy light refreshments and meet Rachel.

Suggested donation of $25 or pay what you can to support musicians.

Sugar Hill: Valentina Ortiz presents Tree Stories from Mexico and Around the World

Valentina Ortiz presents Tree Stories from Mexico and Around the World

Trees protect us, feed us, give us oxygen and embrace us when we are sad. They are our elder brothers, they are beautiful and very powerful, and they have many secrets. Come listen to the words they shared with storyteller Valentina Ortiz on a warm summer night in Mexico.

Saturday, March 18th, 2023
11:00am and 1:00pm

www.valentinastoryteller.com

Sugar Hill: Valentina Ortiz presents Tree Stories from Mexico and Around the World

Valentina Ortiz presents Tree Stories from Mexico and Around the World

Trees protect us, feed us, give us oxygen and embrace us when we are sad. They are our elder brothers, they are beautiful and very powerful, and they have many secrets. Come listen to the words they shared with storyteller Valentina Ortiz on a warm summer night in Mexico.

Saturday, March 18th, 2023
11:00am and 1:00pm

www.valentinastoryteller.com

NoMAA: Uptown Arts Stroll/Paseo de las Artes – 2023 Poster Contest

DEADLINE Sunday, April 2, 2023 11:59pm

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS  / FREE APPLICATION FORM BELOW

AWARDS
$1,500 Grand Prize 1st place winner
$750 for 2nd place
$500 for 3rd place

HISTORY

The 21st Uptown Arts Stroll/Paseo de las Artes is a hybrid of in-person & virtual programming in June 2023 from West 135th to West 220th Street in West Harlem, Washington Heights & Inwood. The Uptown Arts Stroll started as a volunteer organized one-day event the Sunday before Thanksgiving 2003 and grew into a month-long festival celebrating northern Manhattan’s visual and performing artists. The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) has produced the Uptown Arts Stroll since 2008.

VIEW PAST POSTER WINNERS HERE

REQUIREMENTS

In June 2023 the Uptown Arts Stroll welcomes the Tony Awards to our home at the United Palace, and the image should reflect that special occasion.

  • Unpublished original artwork
  • Eye catching image
  • Reproducible on a large scale (up to 6 x 6 feet)
  • Artwork must include the phrase – Uptown Arts Stroll/Paseo de las Artes
  • Artwork must be square and be legible in various sizes for print and social media
  • Artists may only submit one (1) artwork for consideration

ELIGIBILITY 
Artists must be West HarlemWashington Heights or Inwood residents (W135th to W155th St from Edgecombe Ave west to the Hudson River; W155th St to W220th St river-to-river)

WINNER SELECTION

  • A panel of distinguished judges from the local arts community will select the grand prize 1st place winner, 2nd and 3rd place winner.
  • The names of the artists will not be submitted to the judges.
  • NoMAA owns the intellectual property rights of the 2023 Uptown Arts Stroll poster design of the grand prize 1st place winner, 2nd and 3rd place winner.
  • The grand prize 1st place winner’s artwork will be exclusively used to promote the 2023 Uptown Arts Stroll online and in print.

Leadlights Ensemble: 7 PM – Audubon & 171st

March 16, 2023 at 7pm @ the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center (104 Haven Avenue, New York, NY), Room 401.

Leadlights Ensemble will present an opening screening of “Uptown at 7pm” in an event celebrating hospital and essential workers on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center (104 Haven Avenue, New York, NY), Room 401.

Register on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uptown-at-7pm-tickets-558442806467

A video compilation featuring the piece “7 PM – Audubon & 171st” by composer Evelyn Petcher Brandes, performed by the Washington Heights based Leadlights Ensemble, serves as a tribute to the community’s resilience during the pandemic. The music video – shot on location in Washington Heights – features scenes of both the 7pm applause and Leadlights Ensemble performing the piece “7 PM.” “Uptown at 7 PM” is sponsored by a 2022 NoMAA Small Grant for Individual Artists, made possible with the support of NewYork-Presbyterian and the Hispanic Federation.

The event will feature a performance and music video screening, accompanied by remarks and dessert. It is sponsored by Leadlights, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Tickets are free and open to the public.

**Note – advance registration and proof of vaccination is required by the venue for members of the public. Please bring your vaccination card – physical or electronic (staff of the medical facility are exempt)