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Tilles Center Kids Arts Education Program

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Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post is Long Island’s premier concert hall and a valuable cultural resource. In addition to providing world-class programming for the Long Island community, Tilles Center is proud to support more than 15,000 kindergarten through 12th grade students in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties each year through its Arts Education programs. Providing arts experiences for students in high-needs communities is a particular focus of the program. The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation’s recent grant to Arts Education at Tilles Center will help it sustain its programming initiatives including: master classes, school-time matinee performances, in-school workshops and residencies, and much more.

A constituent of LIU, Tilles Center hosts more than 70 performances by world-renowned artists in music, theater and dance each season. Among the artists and ensembles that have been presented by the Center are the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Big Apple Circus, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, James Taylor, the Paper Bag Players, Wynton Marsalis, and the MET Orchestra with James Levine. In addition, Tilles Center is home to important regional arts organizations including the Long Island Philharmonic and Eglevsky Ballet.

Tilles Center’s Concert Hall seats 2,242 and features orchestral performances, fully-staged operas, ballets and modern dance, along with Broadway shows, and all forms of music, dance and theater from around the world. Chamber music, cabaret, solo recitals, and theater productions for children and adults are presented in the more intimate 490-seat Hillwood Recital Hall.

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation is proud to support Tilles Center as they continue to provide exciting and substantive cultural programming to our region.

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