Rocking with the Westchester Phil, and Kurt Cobain at sherry b dessert studio

Westchester is “rach”in’ and rollin’ this weekend.

On Sunday, June 14 at the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, Bulgarian-born conductor Danail Rachev and cellist Joshua Roman join forces with the Westchester Philharmonic for the Elgar Cello Concerto.

Rachev has been hailed as “a musician of real depth, sensitivity and authority,” while Roman, a 2011 TED Fellow, has been dubbed a “classical rock star” by the press.

The program opens with Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres” and closes with Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. One hour before the 3 p.m. concert, ticket-holders are invited to a discussion of the program with the artists, led by radio personality Robert Sherman.
The performance will be held in The Concert Hall at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road. Single tickets range from $30 to $97. To purchase them or for more information, call the Westchester Philharmonic box office at 914-682-3707, ext. 10, or visit

The day before, Saturday, June 13, sherry b dessert studio in Chappaqua will host a book-signing from 6 to 8 p.m. for photographer Jesse Frohman and his new book “Kurt Cobain, The Last Session.”

This book offers an array of 90 unpublished shots of Cobain, a tribute to him some 20 years after his death. Frohman attended Nirvana’s concert at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan in 1993 when he took these images, the last formal photo shoot with the star. Personally signed books will be available for purchase for $50 at the event.  There is also an opportunity for guests to purchase limited edition prints, which will be exhibited at the studio and available to buy through Aug. 15.

Being a longtime supporter of local artists and artisans in both the food world and beyond, sherry b dessert studio will feature California-based wines and cheese, along with its own desserts. The dessert studio is at 65 King St. For more call 914-238-8300 or visit

And look for sherry b’s take on chocolate in WAG’s July “Passion Fruits” issue. – Georgette Gouveia

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