South Shore Symphony Orchestra
The 65-member South Shore Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Scott Jackson Wiley, continues its season this weekend. Acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Biegel, of Lynbrook, returns as the featured soloist. The program includes Johannes Brahms Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, featuring Biegel, as well as the composer’s Hungarian Dances No. 1, 3 & 10 and Richard Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. Concerto No. 2 is one of the most romantic and challenging pieces ever written for piano. An audience favorite, this is the first time the South Shore Symphony has had the opportunity to perform it.
Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m. 18, $15 seniors, $12 students. Molloy College, Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 678-5000 ext. 7715 or www.madisontheatreny.org or www.sssymphony.org.
Accentuate the Arlen
Those beloved classic songs of Harold Arlen will have everyone humming along, at a concert honoring the master composer, presented by Hofstra University’s Gray Wig Alumni Theater Company. Some 50 singers, dancers and musicians perform selections from the more than 500 songs Arlen wrote over the years, which are synonymous with the great American Songbook. Hear “Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive,” “Get Happy,” “Stormy Weather,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,The Man That Got Away,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Performers include Amanda Falls and Claire Levasseur, of Bellmore, and Merrick’s Olivia LaRocco and Nicole Fauci.
Saturday, April 13, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m. $25, $20 seniors and students. Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead. (516) 463-6644 or www.tickets.com (enter Arlen in search box).
Explore Muttontown Preserve for the first “Signs of Spring” and discover displays of color throughout the fields and trails on the guided walk. Look for the season’s emerging colors and some early migrating birds. View spice bush, snowdrops and cypress spurge, and learn about a variety of aromatic plants.
Sunday, April 14, 10 a.m.-noon. Registration is required. $5 fee. Bill Paterson Nature Center, Muttontown Preserve, Muttontown La., East Norwich. (516) 571-8500.