Brahms, beer and burgers

The Greenwich Polo Club isn’t the only organization planning to honor Dad in fine fashion.

At its season finale 3 p.m. June 15 at Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center, the Westchester Philharmonic will  present two young, ground-breaking artists, conductor Ryan McAdams and violinist Tai Murray.

The two will team for the virtuosic, crowd-pleasing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. The orchestra will also perform Gyōrgy Ligeti’s “Concert Românesc,” with Ligeti perhaps best-known as the composer behind Stanley Kubrick’s films. The concert and season close with Serenade No. 1, one of Brahms’ earliest orchestral works.

But the entertainment does not begin or end there. There’s a free rehearsal in the Performing Arts Center’s Concert Hall at 11 a.m. Tickets holders can also enjoy a free pre-concert discussion at 2 p.m. with McAdams, Murray, and cxecutive and artistic director Joshua Worby.

After the concert, celebrate Father’s Day in style with McAdams, Murray and orchestra members. The barbecue features beer from Captain Lawrence Brewery in Elmsford, burgers, hot dogs, soda and sides, plus more music.

BBQ tickets are $19 with your concert ticket purchase; $9 for children under 12. “Balcony & BBQ” tickets are $45 and include a balcony concert ticket (naturally) and BBQ admission. Single tickets range from $30 to $97. Student/child/group discounts are available. The college is on Anderson Hill Road between Purchase and King streets.

To purchase all tickets and for additional information, call the Westchester Philharmonic Box Office at 914-682-3707, ext. 10 or visit westchesterphil.org. – Georgette Gouveia

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