Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Trip to Germany -- to conduct "Concordance"



On Saturday, November 2, 2008 Joe conducted a performance of his "Concordance" 1994 for double brass quintet. The brass group Auf biegen Und Blechen - see upper photo -- (http://www.aufbiegenundblechen.de/) performed the work in the church Christuskirche Westercelle in Celle near Hanover, Germany.
The performance was successful and the music was enjoyed by both the musicians and audience.

If you would like to hear an excerpt of the 1994 world premiere performance of the work you may do so by clicking here.

While in Europe, Joe (on left in above photo) visited his longtime friend and fellow Yalie Jean-Yves Benichou (on right in above photo) who has been playing bass with the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra (in Strasbourg, France) for over 30 years.

Monday, September 15, 2008

New Work completed - "Mourning Mist" for Guitar & String Quartet

Joe completed his latest work, "Mourning Mist" for Guitar and String Quartet during the summer of 2008. This nine minute work is tonal and melodic in character composed in memory of Joe's father George Russo who passed away in April 2008. There is no scheduled world premiere of the work yet. You may hear this music by clicking here.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

New Solo Flute work -- Premiered April 25, 2008


Joe's new work "Golden Flute"for solo flute was given its world premiere performance by his dear friend and superb flutist Celinda Ann Levno in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday evening, April 25, 2008. Joe and Celinda Ann are in the above photo. To view the video of the performance click here.

On December 5, 2011 flutist Jane Rutter said the following about "Golden Flute":
Joseph Russo's music is lyrical. Its harmonies have a lovely flowing narrative.
I applaud him for writing music that has depth, imagination and is so pleasing to the sophisticated ear!
Jane Rutter
 Flute Queen, Concert Soloist,
 #1 Adventurous Classical Artist
www.janerutter.com