MoCA Westport to Host Holiday Concert by Kristen Young & Joe Bush, Dec. 14

Westport, CT - Join MoCA Westport for a special holiday concert performed by Kristen Young (violin) and Joe Bush (piano). They are breaking the rules of music by blending traditional classical music with unexpected holiday hits together in a fresh and exciting contemporary interpretation. This program will keep you on the edge of your seat. 

Joseph Bush is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (UCONN) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in music under the tutelage of Irma Vallecillo. He received his masters in piano performance from Indiana University studying under Alexander Toradze. Joe has played in numerous venues over many diverse genres. He has taken part in the Wendell P. Whalum recital series at the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference. In December 2016 he debuted with the South bend symphony alongside his teacher Mr. Toradze playing the first movement of Prokofiev’s 3rd Piano concerto. After graduating he has been the artist in residence at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Newburgh New York. Since being there, he has revived and developed their choral program to include 20+ members. He has also organized and performed in numerous concerts. In 2018 Joe was featured in the Howland Chamber Music Circle pop up concert accompanying cellist Daniel Frankhuizen and soprano Rachel Hall, and playing solo works. In 2020 he won second place in the National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM) New York, regional competition where he was also the recipient of one of the two national encouragement prizes. Joe makes his living teaching privately, maintaining a studio of over 50+ students. He also accompanies all over Fairfield County and the greater New York area.

Kristen Young graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Master of Music in Violin Performance and a Graduate Certificate in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship, and from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Music in Music Management. Kristen is the Director of Performing Arts at MoCA where she heads the Music at MoCA Concert Series and the Heida Hermanns International Music Competition. She also teaches violin at the Westport School of Music and plays in the American Chamber Orchestra.


MoCA Westport believes the arts should be accessible to all. If you need financial assistance with admissions, classes, or event registration, please contact the Museum at Although masks are not required at MoCA Westport, visitors are welcome to wear masks in the Museum.

More About MoCA Westport:

MoCA Westport is a non-profit visual and performing arts organization that has been a cornerstone of the Westport, Connecticut community for over 50 years. In 2019, MoCA Westport underwent a significant expansion in order to bring extensive programming to the local community and greater New York and New England regions.

In addition to hosting contemporary art exhibitions and performing arts events, The Academy at MoCA Westport provides arts classes for all ages.

MoCA Westport is thankful for its generous Supporters, including Bill and Jodi Felton, Joyce Pauker, Eric Bernheim, Gary Cosgrave, Michael Delgass, Paul Efstathiou, Kristin Foster, Derek Goodman, Tom Hofstetter, Pamela Hovland, Adam Moore, Deborah Murtaugh, Rachel Pencu, Dogan Perese, Kathryn Sonne, Elizabeth Strick, Joyce Thompson and Lucien Vita. 

MoCA Westport is also thankful for the dedication of its generous Sponsors, including the Artur and Heida Hermanns Holde Foundation, Inc.; The Bafflin Foundation; Bank of America Museums on Us; Beechwood Arts and Innovation; Bespoke Designs; Wendy and Jacques Bouthillier; Cohen and Wolf; CT Cottages & Gardens; Compass; The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation; CTFN; CT Humanities; Delamar Southport; Earth Animal; Fairfield After Dark; Fairfield County Bank; 4th Row Films; Girlfriend Fund; Goldman Sachs; The Hofstetter Baron Group of Wells Fargo Advisors; Hotel Zero Degrees; JerMar Designs; Jerry’s Artarama; The Dale & Laura Kutnick Foundation; IBM; Lance Lundberg and Terry McGuinness; Lux Bond & Green; MBI, Inc.; Michelle&Team at William Raveis Real Estate; Provokr Inc.; Rena Levine Textiles + Wallcoverings; Ring’s End; R13; The Russell Insurance Agency; Shaken & Stirred; Susan Leone Habitats | Higgins Group Private Brokerage; Serena & Lily; SRI Fine Art Services; Suzanne and Norman Sorensen; Cindy and John Vaccaro; Vita Design Group; Wealthspire Advisors; Wells Fargo Bank; Westport Lifestyle; WildBloom Skincare; WMNR Fine Arts Radio; WPKN; WSHU Public Radio Group. MoCA Westport operates with the support of the New England Foundation for the Arts; the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Humanities, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Submitted by Fairfield, CT

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