OUR MISSION

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The 1885 Music Hall, listed on the National Register for Historic Places, is owned, operated, and loved by The Friends of the Mozartina Musical Arts Conservatory, Inc, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, cultural and educational organization established in 1979. Our mission is three-fold: to present diverse and relevant programming in music, theater, dance, and film for the enrichment of the tri-state community; to promote art education through classes, partnerships, performing opportunities, and residencies; and to preserve and restore the historic Music Hall so that it may continue to be a vibrant performing arts center and catalyst for sustainable economic development in our area.

The 843-seat theater is a cultural destination and one of the busiest theaters in the region, attracting well over 95,000 people including 25,000 children on an annual basis from all over the tri-state area. It is an economic engine, generating over $2 million for the local community through visitor-related spending, and it contributes over $40,000 of space to local nonprofit organizations such as The Random Farms Kids’ Theater and Westchester Symphonic Winds every year.

The organization’s vision is to continue growing as a leading presenter of diverse and relevant programming in the performing arts for the enrichment of the tri-state community, promoting education through performances, classes, and residencies, partnering with local arts organizations, and strengthening the local economy. The Music Hall will be fully restored and expanded to accommodate an increased variety and quantity of high-quality performances and will be a showcase for green energy in a 19th-century building.