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While researching a musical about Briarcliff Manor, Carmino Ravosa found that in 1919, Carrie Chapman Catt - a suffragist known for women's rights and responsible for the 19th Amendment - owned a 17-acre farm in Briarcliff. Ravosa had featured Catt in a musical, Seneca Falls, about the first women's rights convention, held in that city in 1848. Ravosa filed a successful application to have Chapman's farm, Juniper Ledge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
A historic house is listed on the National Register
Carmino Ravosa, Dalton's Composer in Residence throughout the eighties and nineties, is back at the First Program once again enthusiastically singing with children across a range of grade levels. In a series of visits, Carmino has been introducing the children to material from his extensive repertoire, which includes songs that celebrate Dalton school spirit, building friendship and community and celebrating holiday traditions.
When the producers of an Atlanta cable television show, ''Nice People,'' were looking for candidates, they came up with the name of Carmino Ravosa of Briarcliff Manor. Mr. Ravosa is a composer-in-residence at the Dalton School in New York City and a former teacher at the Fox Meadow School in Scarsdale.
Carmino Ravosa's ''I Like Music,'' written for children to be performed this week in Chappaqua, produced by the Amadeus Conservatory of Music.
The Kendall Kindergarten Classes, under the direction of music teacher Wendy Harmon, gave a
"magical" performance on Friday, March 14th, 2008. In "Magical, Magical Me!" the children discover
that they are all special in some way. No one is the same as anyone else - we are all magical!
Kendall Elementary School fourth graders presented the play, "This Beautiful Land We Share," a theme musical, written by Carmino Ravosa, which celebrates the notion that it is our differences that make us such a great country.
Mission Control: Words and music by Carmino Ravosa
Carmino Ravosa, who has performed his original composition at the White House in Washington, D.C., will tell the story of Washington at Newburgh in song.
Carmino Ravosa sang and played his original version of Lafayette's life in rhyme and with humor.
Carmino's wife Claire had baked Lafayette's favorite rice cake, which was first served to Lafayette while
he was recovering from an injury at the battle of Brandywine.
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