Stepping Out

Stepping into spring with the South Shore Symphony

Orchestra visits the Madison Theatre on Saturday


In Concert

South Shore Symphony

The South Shore Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Scott Jackson Wiley, welcomes spring as it continues its season at the Madison Theatre. Violinist Muneko Otani and cellist Nicole Johnson, members of the acclaimed Cassett Quartet, are the featured soloists. The program includes Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture, Rimsky-Korsakow’s Scheherazade and Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, op. 102 in A minor.

Saturday, March 29, 8 p.m. $18, $15 seniors, $5 students. Molloy College, Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 323-4444 or or

Musical Treasures

The American Chamber Ensemble returns to Hofstra University this weekend in “Classic Quartet and Quintets.” Hear Mozart’s Quintet for clarinet and strings, Peter Schickele’s Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello and piano and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet. ACE Directors pianist Blanche Abram, clarinetist Naomi Drucker and pianist Marilyn Lehman, with violinists Eriko Sato and Deborah Wong, violist Lois Martin, and cellist Chris Finckel perform. The ensemble’s members are frequently cited by critics for their superb presentations of chamber masterworks. Their latest CDs on Elysium include American Clarinet Treasures, featuring core members of ACE performing works by George Kleinsinger, Virgil Thomson, Daniel Gregory Mason, Elliott Carter, Douglas Moore, and Gary Schocker, with guest artist Stanley Drucker.

Sunday, March 30, 3 p.m. $15, $12 seniors and students. Hofstra University’s Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Ave., South Campus, Hempstead. (516) 463-6644.