“Having the arts in young people’s lives is essential; we know that intuitively. Parents sing to their babies, dance with their toddlers, and occupy children with crayons and paper.”

- Rocco Landesman, Chairman,
  National Endowment for the Arts

Arts Partners Programs

DanceFest 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 6pm

DanceFest is an annual Dance Festival designed for intermediate and advanced dance students aged 10-18 years who train at area dance schools in Westchester and Fairfield counties. Students participate in a master classes taught by outstanding professionals in the dance world in seven different disciplines from Hip-Hop/Jazz/Funk to Ballet. School directors, teachers and parents are invited to observe the classes. The festival culminates with the Student Festival Performance of original choreography performed on the HARMAN Stage of the Palace Theatre. For more info about DanceFest, please contact Carol Bryan at 203-517-3431 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or log on to www.CarolBryan.com.


Adults: $37 (includes fees) | Students 12 yrs. & under: $17.00 (includes fees)

Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theatre.

Program subject to change

Lumina String Quartet’s Chamber Music Institute

Two separate week-long programs are offered for talented musicians, giving them a unique place to meet and work with similar minds. It is a goal and a dream for any aspiring musician to learn and perform works of the great composers, and this Quartet is very happy to give young artists this wonderful opportunity to fulfill their dreams.  Each week-long program includes chamber music coaching, private lessons, master classes, and scheduled practices and rehearsals (both alone and as an ensemble).  There will be other musical activities, as well, and each week will conclude with a concert held in the Palace Theatre with each student quartet performing an entire composition from the standard repertoire.  The festival will be under the guidance of five exceptional Lumina String Quartet musicians who will be coaches: Asya Meshberg, violin; Alex Dzyubinsky, violin; Arman Alpyspaev, viola; Natalia Galebsky, cello; and Phillip Bashor, clarinet.  The core repertoire includes Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Borodin, Shostakovich, Dvorak, and Tchaikovsky.

For more information please call Lumina String Quartet Artistic Director Asya Meshberg at 203-655-8543 or visit www.ChamberMusicInstitute.org.

Next Generation

buy ticketsSaturday, December 7, 2013 at 7pm

Next Generation is an exciting evening of music, dance, and theater showcasing many of Fairfield County's finest young artists.This annual performance is sure to become a family favorite. Join us for wonderful collaborative performances by Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic, The Ballet School of Stamford, Curtain Call, and The Chamber Music Institute for Young Musicians, including La Boutique Fantastique, a ballet about a magical toy store and rousing classical, broadway and holiday music.



Adult: $29 including fees
Students: $14 including fees


Runtime: 90 minutes, including intermission

Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theatre.

Next Generation Performance: 2011 Emerging Young Artist Scholarship Recipient Danny Pravder & Choreographer Lauren Etter with dancers from the Ballet School of Stamford.


SummerJazz Stamford

SummerJazz Stamford was created by Joe Corsello and Rick Petrone and it's for students of all ages.  Two weeks of music and fun include master classes, improvisation, music history appreciation, and ensemble performances.  The program is staffed by professional jazz musicians/educators with guest appearances by top performers and clinicians.  All instruments and all levels welcome.  Students must be able to read music and provide their own instruments.  Scholarships are available and Family/Sibling discounts are being offered as well.

To enroll please contact Joe Corsello at 203-323-3450 or Rick Petrone at 203-629-8270.  For more information about the program, please visit www.SummerJazzStamford.com.