Free Sunday Series

2017-2018 Free Sunday Series at Rivers

Join us in the intimate Rivera Recital Hall for FREE concerts on Sundays throughout the school year. These 90-minute concerts are free and open to the public and no tickets are required.

Sunday, April 29, 2:30 pm
Rivera Piano Competitions Finalists’ Concert

Each year finalists from the A. Ramon Rivera Piano Competition perform two works for an audience and panel of judges. Winners are announced following the performance and reception.

Sunday, May 20, 3 pm
Faculty and Friends

Selections for Violin Duos
Heidi Braun-Hill & Heather Braun-Bakken, violins

Sunday, June 3, 3 pm
Crossings with the Aurea Ensemble

The Aurea Ensemble is delighted to join forces with Yang Wei, internationally acclaimed pipa virtuoso and member of Yo-Yo Ma’s famed Silk Road Ensemble. This program will celebrate the deep and surprising connections between Eastern and Western cultures, from ancient times through the present. In a rich tapestry of readings in Chinese and English, and music, this cross-cultural, collaboration will include music for pipa and string quartet by Zhu-Jianer and  Lou Harrison, as well as ancient Chinese folk tunes, improvisations and music of Mamiya, Bright Sheng and Maurice Ravel.

Nigel Gore, reader, Chris Turner, reader/harmonica; Lois Shapiro, piano; Katherine Winterstein, Angelia Cho , violins; Consuelo Sherba, viola; Emmanuel Feldman, cello.