Recap: Westbury Arts Hosts “An Evening with the Pops” with Collaborative Painting & Outdoor Concert

Recap: Westbury Arts Hosts “An Evening with the Pops” with Collaborative Painting & Outdoor Concert

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The July 27 event featured a collaborative art project and a free outdoor concert by The North Shore Pops Concert Band.

Westbury Arts continued its 2017 Summer Arts & Concert Series with “An Evening with the Pops,” featuring a collaborative art activity and a concert by The North Shore Pops Concert Band. This fun-filled evening took place on Thursday, July 27 at 7:00 PM in the Piazza Ernesto Strada, located on the corner of Post Ave and Maple Ave in downtown Westbury.

The North Shore Pops Concert Band is considered to be Long Island’s favorite concert band. Known for performances of the beautiful music of George Gershwin, the snappy tunes of Cole Porter, and the elegant jazz of Duke Ellington. Other repertoire performed by The North Shore Pops Concert Band are exciting Sousa marches and other American patriotic selections. Contemporary hits performed include songs by Stevie Wonder, Carole King, and many other composers of today. The North Shore Pops Concert Band is also known for their renditions of some of Broadway’s best music, Hollywood themes, and light Classical music, too!

Artists of all ages and levels of experience were invited to collaborate in the creation of a single work of art with a community spirit. Under the guidance of an instructor, participants created a piece that represents our artistic spirits and shared experience. The resulting work will be prominently displayed in the community.

The 2017 Westbury Summer Arts and Concert Series is sponsored by the Incorporated Village of Westbury and Westbury Arts. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Huntington Arts Council.

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