American Chamber Ensemble (ACE) Spring Concert

The American Chamber Ensemble celebrates 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein with a concert at Hofstra University on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 3 p.m. “Bernstein and Brahms” will take place at The Helene Fortunoff Theater, California Avenue on Hofstra’s South Campus.

Come early and take part in a 2:30 p.m. preconcert Q&A with guest artist Stanley Drucker, who will reminisce about performing in the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Bernstein. Mr. Drucker, who holds a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longevity of his musical career, spent 61 years in the Philharmonic--49 of them as its principal clarinetist. The last time he performed under Leonard Bernstein was a 1990 Christmas Day concert in Berlin celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall. Drucker, a former adjunct assistant professor of music at Hofstra, will perform Bernstein’s “Sonata for Clarinet and Piano” at the April 8 concert. Other selections include Brahm’s “Clarinet Trio,” Bernstein’s, “Dream With Me,” “Simple Song” and “Make Our Garden Grow” with soprano soloist Donna Balson and the Nassau Symphonic Choir.

Current ACE performers are pianist Marilyn Lehman, violinist Eriko Sato and cellist Chris Finckel. ACE is a professional ensemble in residence in Hofstra University’s Department of Music.


Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center

Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 senior citizen (over 65); and Two free tickets with current faculty/staff/student HofstraCard.


For tickets and information, unless otherwise noted, please contact the John Cranford Adams Playhouse Box Office at 516-463-6644, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m., or visit Tickets for all spring

2018 performances are on sale now. Unless a performance is sold out, tickets are also available for purchase at the door (by cash or check only) beginning at least 60 minutes before showtime.


Sunday, April 08, 2018





Fortunoff Theater
Monroe Lecture Center
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Department of Music

Phone: 516-463-5490
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