Sounds of the Season

Weekends & Select Dates through January 23, 2022
Select Dates: December 23, 27, 28, 29, & 30, 2021;
January 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, & 23, 2022

Conservatory Tent; 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Kick-off your Holiday Train Show experience with inspired performances by solo musicians.

Check back soon for more performances to be announced.

Louis Apollon

November 19 & December 4

Louis Apollon is a Brooklyn-based jazz-folk singer-songwriter whose songs combine an uplifting musicality with a soothing, yet energizing vibe that reflects his own positivity and celebrates human imperfection. Through life experiences and short stories, he engages audiences in musical conversations and is a perfect fit for listeners looking for an inspired and organic musical experience.

Photo of musician Louis Apollon with a guitar on his lap

Mark Weiser

November 20 & 21

Mark Weiser, piano entertainer for over 20 years, is an encyclopedia of music knowledge, with thousands of songs on his playlist. He is also the owner and team leader for Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos – the longest running Dueling Pianos show in NYC history, with sold out shows every weekend in midtown Manhattan. Mark is the all-time high scorer on FOX-TV’s Don’t Forget The Lyrics, and performs over 200 shows every year. He’s thrilled to be back at NYBG for Sounds of the Season and takes musical requests!

Headshot of Mark Weiser

Uptown Vinyl Supreme

November 27 & 28
December 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 23, 26–30
January 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23

Uptown Vinyl Supreme is a Bronx based DJ collective and community organization paying homage to the analogue roots of music, party and dance culture. Records have the power to uplift, inspire, and heal the people. Friends and lovers of vinyl, Sunny Cheeba, Buddy, Josh Hubi, and Brujo Boogie take this responsibility seriously and continue to explore progressive ways in which this power can reach audiences all over the world, be it through dance gatherings, individual sessions, workshops, private functions, or cultural institutions.

A graphic image of four members of uptown vinyl supreme in front of leaves with a disco ball

Darren Solomon

December 4

Darren Solomon is a Clio and Cannes Gold Lion award-winning composer, producer, bassist and keyboard player. He toured with Ray Charles and Barry Manilow, composed music for hundreds of TV commercials, co-wrote the score to Netflix’s Invisible City, and created the collaborative music websites In B Flat 2.0 and marker/music. He is a partner and creative director at Quiet City Music + Sound and a visiting affiliate artist at SUNY Purchase.

Photo of Darren Solomon in fron to f a DJ set