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, October 29, 3 pm  |  Young Artists Spotlight I

Come celebrate the extraordinary artistry of some of RSC’s most talented students. Informal reception to follow.

Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Iris Tian, violin (student of Lisa Lederer)

Bach: Sonata No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 1027 (III. Allegro)
Eli Mamuya, viola (student of Gillian Rogell)

Mozart: Concerto in G Major, No. 3, K. 216 (I. Allegro)
Hannah Wang, violin (student of Liana Zaretsky)

W.A. Mozart: Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte, K. 520
F. Handel:  Ch’io mai vi possa lasciar d’amare
Michaela Francesconi, soprano (student of Junko Watanabe)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 (I. Allegro con brio)
Katherine Liu, piano (student of A. Ramon Rivera)

Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22 (I. Allegro moderato)
Daniel Song, violin (student of Piotr Buczek)

Franz Liszt: Étude in A minor
Carrie Tam, piano (student of Erin Lindsey)

Tchaikovsky: Melodie, Op. 42, No. 3 &
Wieniawski: Obertas (Mazurka), Op. 19, No. 1
Ella Kim, violin (student of Magdalena Richter)


Sunday, November 19, 3 pm  |  Faculty & Friends

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95
Shaw: Valencia and Entr’act
Craft String Quartet

Schubert: Piano Sonata in A Minor, D. 784
Yoshiko Kline, piano

TBD
Vento Chiaro Wind Quintet


Sunday, January 28, 7 pm
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; Jeff Galindo, trombone; 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

Schumannn:  Violin and Piano Sonata
Jenae Starikov, violin; TBA, 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.