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, January 28
7:30 pm (7:00 pm pre-concert talk)

Music of World War 1:
A Time of Horror and of Hope

Bridge:  Cello Sonata
Debussy:  Violin Sonata
Ravel:  Piano Trio

Haldan Martinson, violin
Ron Lowry, cello
Lois Shapiro, piano

In celebration of the Centennial anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI, we offer a program featuring music and poetry  written during, and influenced by that cataclysmic time. Debussy, Bridge, and Ravel were all profoundly impacted by World War I and composed music as a way of speaking out against the horror, and in order to give voice to their need for spiritual sustenance at a time when their personal as well as nationalistic identities were threatened.

Sunday, February 11, 3 pm  |  Young Artists Spotlight II

Come celebrate the extraordinary artistry of some of RSC’s most talented students. Check back for complete concert information.

Sunday, March 4, 3 pm  |  Jazz Faculty & Friends

Standards and originals featuring RSC jazz faculty members Philippe Crettien, saxophone; Mike Connors, drums; Sean Farias, bass; Bill Jones, saxophone; Phil Sargent, guitar, and others.

Sunday, March 18, 3 pm  | Faculty & Friends

Debussy:  Piano Trio
Violinist, TBA; Susanne Friedrich, cello; Ana Popa, piano

Albeniz:  Iberia Book 1
Eleanor Perrone, piano

Rachmaninoff: Trio Elegiaque No. 1 in G minor
Jenae Starikov, violin; Zoya Shereshkova, cello; Daniel Padgett, piano

Mozart:  Sonata in D Major, K. 576
Deborah Yardley Beers, piano

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

Bellini: Songs
Junko Watanabe, soprano; A. Ramon Rivera, piano

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.