Concerts in the Heights (CITH) is a monthly chamber music series based at Lehman College Art Gallery at Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx, NY 10468 - designed to share musical performances and educational programs
of the highest quality with the community. The goal of the
series is twofold: to enable residents to enjoy music
for small ensembles in an appropriately intimate setting, and to expose
neighborhood residents, many of whom do not have access to chamber music, to
quality performances, helping to develop new audiences for the art form.
CITH's programs range from classical repertoire to contemporary works by
living composers, including those in the New York area. Each program in the series is offered twice: a daytime educational performance for
local school children (ages 9-13) as well as senior citizens, and an evening concert for the larger community. Since audience members for both
series are often unfamiliar with this repertoire, programs are interactive.
Evening concerts include discussion and opportunities for questions both
prior to and during the concert, followed by informal receptions open to all
attendees. Our Education Program uses an interactive format: CITH musicians work directly with students and seniors,
demonstrating their instruments, explaining the background and style of each
composition, and engaging students and seniors in discussion throughout the