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16 of the Coolest Concerts to Catch in Westchester This Fall

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– Rock & Pop –

 

Toto

Oct 15, The Capitol Theatre

With their hit song “Africa” seemingly immune to going out of style, these Los Angeles-based rockers are going on tour, celebrating more than four decades as a successful group.

 

Graham Nash

Sept 24,The Ridgefield Playhouse

A two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, the Grammy-winning ex-member of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young takes the stage on a solo tour, performing songs and telling stories from his incredible career.

 

America

Oct 12, The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Grammy-winning rock gods known for mega-hits like “Horse with No Name” and “Ventura Highway” make their way to the region for a concert spanning songs from their 50-plus-year career.

 

Little Feat

Oct 18, The Capitol Theatre

Blending genres ranging from rock and soul to jazz and bluegrass, Little Feat have long been known as one of the most creative bands still touring.

 

Tower of Power

Oct 24, Tarrytown Music Hall

Lightning up the stage since 1968, Tower of Power has made a name for itself as one of the country’s most influential R&B bands by playing alongside the likes of Santana, Aerosmith, and Elton John.

 

Elvis Costello

Oct 29 & 30, The Capitol Theatre

A rock & roll icon for more than three decades, the artist known for megahits like “Alison” and “Every Day I Write the Book” takes the stage for a rare area show.

 

Phil Lesh and Friends

Oct 31-Nov 2, The Capitol Theatre

Famous for his years as bassist of The Grateful Dead, jam band legend Phil Lesh hits the Port Chester stage for three consecutive nights during his special Phil-O-Ween series.

 

Buddy Guy

Nov 14, Tarrytown Music Hall

Few musicians can be considered as monumental as Buddy Guy. The Grammy-
winning Rock & Roll Hall of famer has been changing the world with his blues-infused guitar work since the early 1950s.

 

The Smithereens

Nov 30, Tarrytown Music Hall

These 1980s rock favorites known for songs like “Only a Memory” and “A Girl Like You” take the stage led by lauded guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw.

 

– Classical, Jazz, & World Music –

 

New Rochelle Opera

Sept 15, Nov 3, Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, Iona College

On September 15, the New Rochelle Opera holds a tribute concert to Cole Porter in celebration of the 85th anniversary of his album Anything Goes! A program based on the highs and lows of male vocals in opera follows on November 3.

 


photo by allan tannenbaum

 

David Broza & Trio Havana

Sept 28, Emelin Theatre

World-music superstar David Broza, known for his highly technical guitar work and red-hot flamenco rhythms, is taking the Emelin stage for a rare area performance alongside Trio Havana.

 

Veronica Swift

Oct 12, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

This 25-year-old jazz sensation recently headlined the Telluride Jazz Festival, and now she returns to Caramoor for a night of music presented in part by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

 

Flamenco Legends: The Paco de Lucia Project

Oct 20, The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College

Widely considered one of the world’s most influential flamenco guitarists, Paco de Lucia and his incredible harmonies will be honored by this acclaimed touring band led by 10-time Latin Grammy winner Javier Limôn.

 

The Symphony of Westchester

Nov 9, Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, Iona College

Celebrated pianist Alon Goldstein leads The Symphony of Westchester in an all-Beethoven program, including selections from the Coriolan Overture, Piano Concerto no. 5, and Symphony no. 5.

 

Thalea String Quartet

Nov 17, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

The 2019 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor, this lauded foursome present stately versions of works by Copland, Price, and Beethoven.

 

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Nov 23, The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College

Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale serves as the centerpiece for this performance of works by classical composers including Beethoven and Mendelssohn, featuring famed pianist Anne-Marie McDermott.