Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Intimate Voices, (a Riverdale-based chamber music series featuring world-class musicians) will present its annual free family program this Sunday, April 7, from 2–3 p.m. at its home, the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale (CSAIR), 475 W. 250th St., Bronx, NY.

The free one-hour program will be presented in a sensory / autism-friendly, relaxed and interactive format. Violinists Sheila Reinhold and Dov Scheindlin, and cellist Raman Ramakrishnan will explore selections of great music by Beethoven and others in the comfortable Taub room at CSAIR, which offers an intimate space with room for kids to experience the music in a variety of ways, sitting up close to the players or with their families, and moving freely to the music as they wish, in a sensory-friendly environment that encourages inclusion of all families. The musicians love working with kids, and teach at schools and conservatories. They also perform in venues all over the United States and abroad, as soloists and in ensembles, ranging from major string quartets, to the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

Designed for ages 5 and up, this program will be enjoyed by younger children who especially love music, as well as by adults. This event is part of the Intimate Voices community outreach, which also brings music to area rehabilitation, and nursing facilities, as well as to pre-school children with special needs.

The 2018–2019 season of Intimate Voices is its 10th and is supported in part by a generous grant from New York-Presbyterian / Allen Hospital.

For more information, go to www.intimatevoices.org  or call the CSAIR office at (718) 543-8400.

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