Free Chamber Music with The Phil 

Dates, times, programs, and artists subject to change.

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All concerts are free and begin at 12:00 pm. 

A donation of $10 is recommended to help support Downtown Music

Concerts held at the historic Grace Church:
33 Church Street,
Downtown White Plains, New York

Parking is available in the City Center parking garage, accessible via Main Street or Martine Avenue. 


Concerts last approximately 50 minutes. 

Presented in association with...

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Call Downtown Music at (914) 949-0384 or visit 


Wednesday, October 12, 12:00 pm


Deborah Wong, violin

Laura Oatts, violin

Liuh-Wen Ting, viola

Eugene Moye, cello

Roberta Cooper, cello


Schubert: String Quintet in C Major


Schubert’s famed quintet can quicken the pulse, bring tears to one’s eyes,

and reveal the meaning of life and love, all at once.




Wednesday, November 9, 12:00 pm

Robin Bushman, violin

Leslie Tomkins, viola

Lanny Paykin, cello


Haydn: String Trio in B-flat Major, Hob.V:8

Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat Major, K.563

Beethoven: Serenade in D Major, Op.8

It occured to Robin Bushman that these three works, composed as “evening serenades,” have much in common with each other. By excepting certain movements, the connections reveal themselves.




Wednesday, January 11, 12:00 pm


Gregg August, double bass

Todd Reynolds, violin

Manuel Valera, piano


August: Trio for Violin, Piano and Bass

August: Los Tres Golpes/Used to be a Montuno

Phil bassist Gregg August is also a composer. A recent Grammy nomination confirms it.


Wednesday, March 1, 12:00 pm

Kathy Halvorson, oboe

Ben Baron, clarinet

Harry Searing, bassoon

Zohar Schondorf, horn

Christopher Oldfather, piano


Mozart: Quintet in E-Flat for piano and winds, K. 452

This one is free. On March 12, this same work will be performed with pianist Jeremy Denk at the Purchase PAC…and will not be free. We actually recommend hearing both.



Wednesday, April 26, 12:00 pm

Grace Church, White Plains


Eugene Moye, cello

Sarah Carter, cello

Roberta Cooper, cello

Maureen Hynes, cello

Eliana Mendoza, cello

Maxine Neumann, cello

Lanny Paykin, cello

with Marisa Karchin, soprano


Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasillieras No. 5, and more.

The entire Philharmonic cello section gathers for great fun, a surprise or two, and that famed, wordless melody of Villa-Lobos.

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