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East End Arts Student Choir to Perform with The Rascals at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, NY (posted December 9, 2016)

East End Arts Student Choir to Perform with The Rascals at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, NY (posted December 9, 2016)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press contact: Stephanie Israel
631-727-0900
sisrael@eastendarts.org
Images available upon request

East End Arts Student Choir to Perform with
The Rascals at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, NY
Saturday, December 17 at 8:00 PM

(RIVERHEAD, NY, December 9, 2016) – East End Arts is thrilled to announce that for the second year in a row, a select group of East End Arts teen vocal students and alumni have been invited to perform with the hit band The Rascals at Felix Cavaliere's Rascals Holiday Show at the Suffolk Theater on Saturday, December 17 at 8:00 PM. The Rascals are best known for their hits "Good Lovin'", "Groovin (on a Sunday Afternoon)", and "People Everywhere Just Gotta Be Free". Nine (9) teen vocalists will perform a combination of holiday songs along with The Rascals as well as their own selections at Felix Cavaliere's Rascals Holiday Show. Tickets are available http://www.suffolktheater.com/event/662c84a85785809376d62ea2a98a3fdc. The Suffolk Theater is located at 118 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901.

Diane Giardi, East End Arts Education Director comments on this special opportunity: "Having this professional opportunity to perform with a national act in a setting such as The Suffolk Theater, means a lot to the singers. In a short time, they stepped up to the plate."

On December 1, 2015, East End Arts 2015 Music Masters Mentorship program student vocalists performed their show-stopping final concert, led by program mentor professional soul and R&B vocalist Anastasia René with her piano accompanist Mark Mancini at the Suffolk Theater on December 1, 2015. Suffolk Theater's talent management was so impressed that they asked the group back to perform with The Rascals two weeks later at their concert on December 19, 2015, and again this year, a select group of East End Arts student vocalists have been invited for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform with this hit band!

Student performers include:
• Lauren Anasky, 16, soprano, Riverhead High School
• Ella Baldwin, 17, soprano, Riverhead High School
• Emily Blumenthal, 16, soprano, Westhampton Beach High School
• Isabella DiFazio, 15, Soprano, Riverhead High School
• Sophia Dupuis, 16, soprano, home schooled
• Colleen Kelly, 17, alto, Mattituck High School
• Lily Kutner, 14, alto, Riverhead High School
• Natalia Rahim, 14, soprano, Riverhead High School
• Madeline Seitles, 15, soprano, Westhampton Beach High School

The East End Arts School’s music program has 200 students each semester studying voice, piano, drums, violin, guitar, and band and orchestral instruments. New in September 2016, the East End Arts School has expanded its offerings by providing music lessons at a satellite location in Bridgehampton at the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center in addition to their main campus in Riverhead. In addition to private and group music instruction, the East End Arts School also offers the Music Masters Mentorship program, a free program for a select group of high school musicians to learn from a music industry professional, as well as the East End Arts Student Orchestra and Perlman Music Collaborative Program for string students every summer, where participants rehearse under the baton of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. For more information about the East End Arts School’s music program and other arts programming, visit www.eastendarts.org/school.

For more information about East End Arts music programs, contact Diane Giardi, East End Arts Education Director, at 631-369-2171 or dgiardi@eastendarts.org.
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East End Arts, established in 1972, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefit the mission and commitment to building and enriching our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.