What’s happening in March 2019

WAG's list of local happenings for the month of March.

March 2

In honor of Leonard Bernstein, the Borromeo String Quartet presents a program celebrating American music. 8 p.m., Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.; 203-222-7070. westportartscenter.org

The American Chamber Orchestra offers music to warm your heart during the winter months, including Ravel’s “Bolero”; Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy,” with violin soloist Gary Capozziello; and Grieg’s “Holberg Suite.” 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 2475 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield; 203-845-7928. americanchamberorchestra.com

WPKN Independent Community Radio celebrates its sixth annual “MUSIC MASH Record Fair” with thousands of vinyl LPs, 45s, CDs, posters and memorabilia for sale, along with food and drink. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Read’s Artspace Gallery, 1042 Broad St., Bridgeport; 203-33-9756. wpkn.org

March 3

Fairfield University emeritus professor Orin Grossman and pianist Frederic Chiu present an afternoon of music for one piano, four hands and music for two pianos by Brahms, Saint-Saens, Gottschalk, Gershwin and other favorites. 3 p.m., Fairfield University Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 N. Benson Road; 203-254-4010. quickcenter.fairfield.edu

March 3 and 31

The Music Conservatory of Westchester presents its new Musical Masters Lecture Series, which consists of in-depth insight from experts on diverse music topics. Michael Boriskin, artistic and executive director of Copland House, will explore the world of chamber music on March 3. Mark Morganelli, artistic director of Tarrytown’s Jazz Forum Arts, will discuss the cross-fertilization between Brazilian music and American jazz on March 31. 2 p.m., 216 Central Ave., White Plains; 914-761-3900. musicconservatory.org

March 4

Color Camera Club of Westchester hosts “Making Your Travel Photos Work” by David H. Wells. He displays his photography and discusses tips on lighting, equipment and interacting with subjects. 7:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 27 Legion Drive, Valhalla; 914-769-7758. colorcameraclub.org

March 5

“WALA: Kaleidioscope,” a show of works by 15 artists from the Wilson Avenue Loft Artists (WALA) in Norwalk. Opening celebration 5:30 p.m., Arnold Bernhard Center at the University of Bridgeport, 84 Iranistan Ave.; 203-240-7333. sasd.bridgeport.edu/schelfhaudt-gallery

March 5 through May 4

“Modern Families” is a visual exploration of who and what constitutes the American family today. Noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays, ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains; 914-428-4220. artsw.org

March 8

“Tête-à-Tête: Reinventing the Conversation Bench,” an exhibit of a design competition juried by John Edelman, Patricia Kane and Paul Goldberger. Opening reception, 6 p.m., Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.; 203-222-7070. westportartscenter.org

March 8 and 9

Japan’s preeminent taiko ensemble, Kodo, showcases the spectacular sonic possibilities of time-honored traditional Japanese drums in its show “Evolution.” 8 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Road; 203-254-4010. quickcenter.fairfield.edu

March 8 through 31

M&M Performing Arts Company presents Noël Coward’s comic play, “Blithe Spirit.” When the play’s protagonist, writer Charles Condomine, holds a séance as research for a new mystery novel, he has no idea that he’ll end up being haunted by his now-deceased first wife, Elvira—a ghost that only he can see. Times vary, Lyndhurst Mansion’s Grand Picture Gallery, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown; 914-962-3431. mmpaci.com

March 9 through 17

The Clocktower Players present “Annie.” Set in New York during the Great Depression, the story centers on a young orphan, whose luck changes when she’s chosen to spend a fairy-tale Christmas with billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Times vary, 85 Main St., Irvington; 914-400-7428. clocktowerplayers.com

March 10

“Peter Pan and Friends on Ice” – Novelist J.M. Barrie’s classic tale is retold as an ice-dance musical adventure to Neverland, performed by professional ice skaters, singers and acrobatic performers. 3 p.m., Westchester Community College Academic Arts Building Theatre, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla; 914-606-6262. sunywcc.edu/smartarts

March 15 

Opening reception for The Greenwich Art Society’s 102nd annual Members Exhibition, a competitive juried show drawing fine artists from the tristate region. 6 p.m., Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich Arts Center, 299 Greenwich Ave.; 203-629-1533. greenwichartsociety.org

March 17 and 18

The Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra present “Spring Strings,” a concert of music from the classical period to today, including pieces by Haydn, Strauss, Bailen and Bruckner. 4 p.m. Sunday, Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, Greenwich; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Ave.; 203-637-4725. greenwichsymphony.org

March 24

Kate McGloughlin’s “Requiem for Ashokan” tells the story of loss surrounding the devastation her ancestors endured during the creation of the Ashokan Reservoir, New York. This exhibition  includes written text, a handmade artist’s book, and audio files narrating both sides of the story from both sides of her family — the settlers and the immigrants. Opening reception, 2 p.m., Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 299 West Ave., Norwalk; 203-899-7999. contemprints.org  

Pianist Vsevolod Zavidov won the 2018 Grand Prize Laureate of The Drozdoff Audition. A prodigy, he debuted at the Grand Hall of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory at 8, has performed around Russia and, as a soloist, has played the concertos of Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Shostakovich. 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, 1101 Bedford Street; 347-224-7577. fishchurch.org

March 30 

Friends of Music Concerts presents an evening of 17th and 18th century arrangements performed by the Juilliard Baroque Ensemble. 8 p.m., Pleasantville High School, 60 Romer Ave., Pleasantville; 914-861-5080. friendsofmusicconcerts.org 

Irvington Town Hall Theater will host the All Shorts Irvington Film Festival (As iFF)’s spring program, “In the Blink of An Eye.” The festival will screen a collection of short films from around the world that capture moving snapshots in time. 7:30 p.m., 85 Main St.; 914-591-5434. asiffestival.com

March 30 and 31

Taconic Opera will present a performance of Verdi’s “Requiem” at two locations — Ossining United Methodist Church and White Plains Presbyterian Church. The requiem is the musical setting of the Roman Catholic funeral mass for the deceased. Verdi’s includes four soloists, a double choir and an orchestra. Conducted by Taconic Opera’s director, Dan Montez, the performances will feature the opera’s orchestra, lead singers and chorus. 3 p.m., locations vary; 855-886-7372. taconicopera.org

Presented by ArtsWestchester and the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County.

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