Free Sunday Series

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.

Faure & Brahms Piano Quintets

Sunday, March 17, 2019, 3 pm

Miguel Pérez-Espejo Cárdenas, violin
Danny Kim, viola
Ronald Lowry, cello
Lois Shapiro, piano

RSC faculty members Ronald Lowry and Lois Shapiro are joined by Miguel Pérez-Espejo Cárdenas and Danny Kim in a program of piano quintets by Faure and Brahms.

Rivera Piano Competition Winners

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2:30 pm

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

All Five Beethoven Cello Sonatas

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 3 pm
Ronald Lowry, cello
Lois Shapiro, piano

Many consider Beethoven to have been a visionary – along with Freud, Darwin and Marx. He significantly shaped our sense of ourselves as “human” beings endowed with a rich and complex inner life, a will, and capable of reflection as well as action in the world.

In the case of Beethoven, the way we engage the musical experience has been forever transformed because of his music, which continues to inspire us all to take risks and think “outside the box.”

His five, remarkably diverse, cello sonatas span his entire compositional output, and thereby serve as a microcosm of his entire oeuvre, affording us an opportunity to explore a musical process that seems to “enact its own becoming”.

Faculty Artists Recital #1

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 3 pm

Mozart:  Sonata in D Major
Brahms:  Haydn Variations
Debussy:  En blanc et Noir
Lutoslawski:  Paganini Variations
Sandy Hebert, piano
Svetlana Krasnova, piano



Faculty Artists Recital #2

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 3 pm

Rachmaninoff:  Symphonic Dances for Two Pianos
Erin Lindsey, piano
Ian Lindsey, piano

Mendelssohn:  String Quartet in A minor
Jessie Montgomery:  Strum
Craft Ensemble
Colleen Brannen, violin; Amy Sims, violin
Amelia Hollander Ames, viola; Velleda Miragias, cello

Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, “Death and the Maiden”
Boston Amaryllis Quartet
Jenae Starikov, violin; Olga Kradenova, violin
Jessica Valentino, viola; Zoya Shereshokova, cello