Regina Carter at SUNY Rockland Community College, 145 College Road, Suffern, NY 10901

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Penguin Rep Theatre, under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, is bringing Grammy-nominated Regina Carter, one of the world’s premiere jazz violinists, to our area in a rare local appearance at the Cultural Arts Center at Rockland Community College in Suffern, New York on Saturday, October 26, at 8 p.m.
A recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” award and a Doris Duke Artist Award, Regina has been widely hailed for her mastery of her instrument and her drive to expand its possibilities.
“Ms. Carter is widely considered the finest jazz violinist of her generation,” according to The New York Times, “a hard-charging soloist whose precisely focused tone and graceful way with a ballad hint at her long years of classical training.”
Just last month, she was one of the new guard of women virtuosi spotlighted by Vanity Fair as “reshaping the most American of art forms” (
“But trying to fit Regina into a neatly defined musical category is pointless,” says Mr. Brancato. “She enjoys performing many styles of music—jazz, R&B, Latin, classical, blues, country, pop, African, and on and on. In each she explores the power of music through the voice of the violin.”
Tickets to the October 26 concert are priced at $40 each and are on sale only at or by calling (845) 786-2873. Group rates and student discount tickets are available.
Proceeds benefit Penguin Rep Theatre, Rockland’s only nonprofit, professional theatre, which is celebrating its 42nd season.

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