Councilman gives money to the arts


Councilman gives

money to the arts

Council Member Oliver Koppell recently allocated $5,000 for the Bronx Arts Ensemble and the Bronx Opera.

“I am very pleased to be able to support the Bronx Arts Ensemble and the Bronx Opera, organizations that have enriched the cultural environment of residents in my district and throughout the Bronx by providing music education and  accessible performances of the highest professional quality free of charge or at reasonable cost,” said Koppell, in a press release.

The $5,000 comes from Mr. Koppel’s discretionary Council funds and will support both organizations so they can continue to perform regularly in the Bronx. There are a few scheduled shows in our area in the coming months. The Bronx Opera Company presents the Orchestra of the Bronx at the Lovinger Theatre of Lehman College on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. Michael Spierman, conductor, will lead the orchestra to the music of Wolf-Ferrari, Mozart and Dvorak. Admission is free and no tickets are required.

For more information please call 718-365-4209 or go to

The Bronx Arts Ensemble will present a chamber music concert with Orlay Alonso on piano at 4673 Delafield Ave. in Riverdale on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $25. For more information, please cal 718-601-7399.

The Bronx Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Bronx will present the fourth annual “A Bronx Messiah,” an adaptation of Handel’s Messiah, at the Lehman Center on Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25, $15, $10 and for children 12 and under, $10 for any seat.

For more information, go to or call 718-960-8833.