Making American Music Concerts at National Museum of Play

National Museum of Play News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700

September 23, 2011

For Immediate Release

Contact: Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,
Susan Trien, 585-410-6359,

Upcoming Making American Music Concerts
at the National Museum of Play®

The National Museum of Play at The Strong® announces the upcoming schedule for its Making American Music adult concert series. The popular series offers an eclectic mix of musical styles—from big band to country to jazz. All performances take place on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the museum’s theater.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011—Sizzling Latin Jazz, featuring the Mambo Kings.

Feel the rhythms as Afro-Cuban dance music meets jazz improvisation. From rumba to cha-cha to salsa and beyond, the Mambo Kings put their blistering Latin twists on songs such as “Blue Rondo a la Turk,” “Nostalgia,” and the Beatles hit “Day Tripper.”

Wednesday, November 16, 2011—Country Classics, featuring Josie Waverly and Friends.

Kick the dust off those ol’ cowboy boots and start your toes a-tapping along with up-tempo twangers, heart-tugging ballads, and other memorable country ditties such as Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” Reba McEntire’s “Turn on the Radio,” and Loretta Lynn’s “You Ain’t Woman Enough to Take My Man.”

Other upcoming Wednesday evening concerts include:

            January 11, 2012—Tunes from Tin Pan Alley with Phillip Mentor.

            February 15, 2012—Love Songs through the Years with The MusicMakers Big Band.

            March 14, 2012—Brass from the Past with Eastman School of Music.

            April 11, 2012—New York State of Mind with Nostalgic Reunion Jazz Ensemble.

            May 16, 2012—1940s Radio Show with Sarah Peters and Friends.

Bill Gray’s at the Skyliner Diner is open from 5 to 7 p.m. on concert evenings. Light refreshments are available for purchase during intermission. The museum’s facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Individual Tickets: nonmembers $19; members $16; senior (62 and older) or student $17.  Mini-series tickets: (for four to six concerts): nonmember $16 per concert; member $13 per concert; senior (62 and older) or student $14 per concert.

For tickets, call 585-263-2700.