Friday, October 9, 2015

Third Symphony Completed!

During the summer of 2015 Russo composed his Third Symphony.  This 4 movement tonal work is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 1 percussion (timpani, 1 chime, tam-tam, triangle, slapstick, bass drum, snare drum, marimba -- all percussion can be covered by one player) and strings.  The movements of this 40 minute work:  1st: Andante-Allegro  2nd: Andante doloroso   3rd: Allegro  4th:  Finale-Rondo

If you would like to listen to the computer generated sound files of this symphony you may do so by clicking here.


Monday, July 6, 2015

Bass Duo to be performed in New Haven

Russo's Bass Duo will be performed as part of the Elm City Chamber Festival faculty concert at 7:30pm on Wednesday, July 8th.  The location of the performance is Sudler Hall at Harkness on the Yale campus -- Sudler Hall is in the building next to Sprague Hall which is on the corner of Wall & College in New Haven.   The bassists performing his Bass Duo are Joseph Russo and Matthew Oster.
If you would like to listen to the computer generated sound file of his Bass Duo you may do so by clicking here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Brass Quartet "Evergreen Prelude" Completed

Today Russo completed work on his first brass quartet "Evergreen Prelude".  It was composed for the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra Brass Quartet:  trumpeters - Julia Caruk & Andrew Caruk, French hornist - Jaime Thorne and trombonist - Marshall Brown (who is also the conductor of the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra).   This 6 minute tonal work will be given its world premiere at 7:30pm on July 6, 2015 at Evergreen Woods retirement community in North Haven, Connecticut.   If you would like to listen to the computer generated sound file of this music you may do so by clicking here.

Monday, March 9, 2015

World Premiere of "River" for French Horn & Piano -- on March 17, 2015

At 7 pm on Tuesday, March 17th Russo's composition "River" for French Horn and Piano will be performed, along with his composition "Mountain" by French Horn player Lisa Pike and pianist Elizabeth Rodgers at the Bloomingdale School of Music - 323 West 108th Street in Manhattan, New York City.  The concert is free an open to the public.   If you would like to listen to the computer sound generated sound file of "River" you may do so by clicking here.   If you would like to listen to the computer sound generated sound file of River's companion piece "Mountain" you may do so by clicking here.    Hope to see you at the concert on March 17th!