Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Rosemarie & Robin Russell Family Concert Series - 7 PM, Saturday April 5 - Chapel of the Good Shepherd

A reader sends in this information about a very worthwhile event here on Roosevelt Island. A concert series to continue the work and music legacy of Rosemarie and Robin Russell.

The Rosemarie & Robin Russell Family Concert Series on Roosevelt Island

Rosemarie and Robin Russell, through their love of music and generosity of spirit, brought world-class concerts and music education to Roosevelt Island. To build upon this legacy, R&R Concerts is bringing highly accomplished musicians to a new generation of Roosevelt Island families.

Admission is FREE so concerts are accessible to everyone including children, who are encouraged to come and enjoy. Any contributions at the door will support future concerts.
Here is some more information on the program:
Mozart • Kodály • Beethoven

Ralph Allen, violin
Junah Chung, viola
Iris Jortner, cello
Saturday April 5 at 7:00 PM
Chapel of the Good Shepherd
543 Main Street, Roosevelt Island

Admission is FREE. Contributions welcome.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Preludes to Fugues by Bach for String Trio
Zoltan Kodály
Duo for Violin and Cello, Opus 7
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Trio Opus 9 in G Major
The March 10 2007 Main Street WIRE reports on Robin Russell's legacy:
Though a resident of Greenwich Village, Robin Russell made himself a major figure in the cultural life of Roosevelt Island a dozen years ago as the founder of River Music, which put on an annual St. Patrick’s Day concert and dance performance at the Good Shepherd Community Center. He brought classical artists of considerable note to the Island, including guitarist Eliot Fisk, who was videotaped here for a film about Carnegie Hall’s program of neighborhood concerts.