Simone Dinnerstein, Pamelia Kurstin, Alvin Epstein, Le Poisson Rouge
Actor Alvin Epstein has performed in front of audiences for more than 65 years, earning him the title “one of the great classical actors of his generation” by New York Magazine. As an actor and director, Epstein has worked on 150 productions in theaters around the globe, some of which have included King Lear, Waiting for Godot, and The Threepenny Opera. Following his service in World War II, his acting career began to manifest after studying dance with Martha Graham and mime with Marcel Marceau. Epstein currently resides in New York City, after spending several decades on the regional theatre circuit.
About Neighborhood Classics: Simone Dinnerstein founded the Neighborhood Classics series at PS 321, the school that her son attended and where her husband teaches, in 2009 in an effort to build relationships at a local level between neighborhoods and musicians. These one-hour, family-friendly performances, which are hosted by Dinnerstein and feature musicians she has admired and collaborated with during her career, are open to the public and raise funds for the schools. The musicians performing donate their time and talent to the program, and the concerts are organized and administered by parent volunteers and faculty members. At PS 321, proceeds benefit the school’s PTA, which helps to fund art, chess, band, and chorus programs. For more information, visit www.neighborhoodclassics.com.
The concert will take place on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:30pm at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day of show at 212.505.FISH or www.lprnyc.com.
On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 7pm, Neighborhood Classics at PS 321 (180 7th Avenue, Brooklyn) will host the trio. Tickets: $15 at www.neighborhoodclassics.com available beginning on October 15. All proceeds benefit the students of PS 321.
Simone Dinnerstein online: www.simonedinnerstein.com.
Pamelia Kurstin’s TED Talk: www.ted.com/talks/pamelia_kurstin_plays_the_theremin.html