My colleague, Diane Coffman, began this concert series several years ago. During season, for each new exhibit, she puts together a chamber music concert. She describes this as “giving back to the community”. These concerts have given us a great opportunity to perform chamber music masterpieces. They have been well attended with enthusiastic and appreciative audiences. Each one has been a very rewarding experience!
The concerts are held at the Rauschenberg Gallery which is located on the Edison State College campus. Each concert is at 1:00 the afternoon, lasting only one hour in order the accommodate the students’ schedules. The concerts are free and open to the public.
On the program today was the Franz Schubert Quintet in A major nicknamed the “Trout”. This work was written for Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass and Piano. The musicians performing today were Joan Stewart, Violin; Vivian Aiello ( me) Viola; Diane Coffman, Cello; Doni Landefeld, Bass and Dr Ronald Doiron, Piano.
After a brief speech by Dr Dorion giving a history of the piece, we performed the five movements: Allegro vivace, Andante, Scherzo, Theme and Variations and Finale.
You can view videos of past concerts at the gallery’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bob-Rauschenberg-Gallery/366206992334?sk=videos