• August 10, 2011

August 21 - Distant Sounds: A Concert
Featuring Works From The Past To The Present

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
Tel: 845-434-5076
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.

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