David Tobey Continues Family Traditions at Lincoln Center
by Joe Delice
(March 17, 2005) David Tobey, the violinist, artist, and music teacher who grew up in Larchmont, brought both music and art to Lincoln Center on Saturday, March 13 for the Music Conservatory of Westchester’s Gala 75th Anniversary Performance. Mr. Tobey was both
David Tobey, who is a professional violinist, string instrument teacher in the New Rochelle school system and member of the Westchester Symphony, has also had many shows of his paintings in Westchester and New York City. One of his paintings, entitled "Exuberance,” was chosen as the poster for Lincoln Center and for the cover of their 2005 anniversary book.
In memory of his parents, David Tobey conducted the conservatory's string ensemble in a performance of works by Robert Schumann and Nacio Herb Brown.
The Lincoln Center event featured more than 250 of the conservatory's students in musical works by the chamber orchestra and junior strings, children's chorus, teen chorus, jazz vocal chorus, top brass French horn choir and members of the theatre troupe. A special feature of the concert was an Alice Tully Hall first – six pianos played by 12 students (count them, 24 hands!).
The students were joined on stage by celebrity artists including Broadway star ndrea McArdle, Metropolitan Opera soprano Harolyn Blackwell, vocalist and famous bluesman Chuck Jackson, jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli, and world renowned violinist Ani Kaufman. The emcee for the evening was WCBS Newsradio 880 reporter and anchor John Metaxes.
More works by David Tobey may be seen at http://www.davidtobey.com.