The International Center for a Culture of Compassion presents The River Ensemble in Distant Sounds. This event will feature a concert with works from Schubert, Faure, and Mozart, as well as from emerging composer Cush Aaron Solberg, who will be present to introduce his work
The concert will be held on August 21, 2011 from 10:30 A.M to 5:00 P.M.
10:30 A.M: A welcome message
11:00 A.M: Classical pieces, including compositions by Schubert, Faure, Mozart, will be performed.
12:00 P.M: Lunch will be served.
3:00 P.M: Meet the composer, Aaron Cush Solberg
4:00 P.M: A performance of Aaron Cush Solberg’s Clarinet Quintet I
RSVP by August 18 via email or phone to: S. Blandine
Participation fee : $10
About The River Ensemble
True to its name, The River Ensemble is in a state of perpetual motion and fluidity; since its coronation in 2009, the ensemble has performed everything from classical repertoire composed by Beethoven to modern and original compositions written by the very musicians that make up the ensemble. The ensemble further acknowledges the importance of change and fluidity by often extending invitations to other musicians to perform alongside them.
The River Ensemble, since its coronation, has been met with considerable success. The ensemble, since their debut performance in 2009, has performed at numerous weddings, concerts, festivals and community events to acclamation and enthusiastic exaltation.
Comprised of five members, the River Ensemble currently consists of first violinist Samantha Fusco, second violinist Alicia Castaneda, cellist Cush Solberg, and clarinetist Brittney Donovan. The ensemble is also proud and delighted to introduce Anastasia Solberg as their interim violist and, further, would like to extend their thanks to her for the unwavering support and invaluable coaching she has given to the group.
The River Ensemble was founded as a chamber music group in conjunction with the Music Institute of Sullivan and Ulster County and the music department at Ulster County Community College.