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Feb 09 2009

NYIT's Patrons of the Arts Spring Cultural Line-Up Announced

Old Westbury, N.Y. ( February 9, 2009)- New York Institute of Technology's (NYIT) Patrons of the Arts is pleased to announce its spring 2009 cultural arts line-up. All performances are free and take place at NYIT's Old Westbury, N.Y., campus, located on Northern Boulevard, one mile east of Glen Cove Road. Seating is on a first-come basis. For more information, please call Marcia Singer, associate dean of students, at 516.686.7640 or e-mail

Cultural Calendar:

Sunday, Feb. 22, 3 - 5 p.m.
David G. Salten Hall
GREAT SOUNDS OF JAZZ - Celebrating Black History Month
Featuring the Mark Peterson Trio

Known to U.S. and international audiences as a masterful performer, Mark Petersen has promoted transnational awareness through the arts by staging a series of musical performances and lectures in Central Asia and Russia. Co-sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Community Youth Services, Cultural and Performing Arts, Maureen A. Fitzgerald, Commissioner, NYIT Patrons of the Arts, and the Roslyn Savings Foundation

Sunday, March 15, 3 - 5 p.m.
W. Kenneth Riland Academic Health Care Auditorium
ISLAND CHAMBER SYMPHONY - Conducted by Jeremy Kempton
The Island Chamber Symphony, under the baton of Jeremy Kempton, is proud to present gifted young cellist Lucy Hayes performing the Concerto for Cello in C Major. Just 14 years of age, Hayes participates in the prestigious Juilliard Precollege program in New York City. This afternoon's program will also feature Mozart's Symphony No. 35, also known as the Haffner Symphony. Sponsored by Commerce Bank

Sunday, April 5, 3 - 5 p.m.
David G. Salten Hall
GREAT SOUND OF JAZZ -Featuring the Carol Sudhalter Group
The performance features Carol Sudhalter on flute, baritone sax, and tenor sax. Co-sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Community Youth Services, Cultural and Performing Arts, Maureen A. Fitzgerald, Commissioner, and the NYIT Patrons of the Arts

Thursday, April 16, Noon - 2 p.m.
Sports Complex/Student Activity Center
Join NYIT students and senior citizens for an afternoon of dancing, courtesy of the Big Band sound of Eddie Harris. This event features a special lecture in the Sports Complex Hall of Fame by Professor Luis Navia of NYIT's Department of Social Sciences. Sponsored by the NYIT Patrons of the Arts

Sunday, May 3, 3 - 5 p.m.
David G. Salten Hall
An anniversary celebration: the 200-year birthday of a brilliant romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn and the 100-year birthday of musical humorist Victor Borge. The program will feature the music of W.A. Mozart, R. Schumann, J. Brahms, A Borodin, G. Gershwin, L. Bernstein and show tunes from Kismet, My Fair Lady, Fiddler On The Roof, and West Side Story, arranged for four-hands, one-piano by Vladimir Polezhayev. Often performing with the duo are the Polezhayev sons: Anton, a violinist-virtuoso and winner of international competitions in France and Italy, and Simon, a double-base soloist and scholarship student of Juilliard. Sponsored by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, Nassau Grants for the Arts, and the Americana-Manhasset

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