At the 2017 Elm City Chamber Festival music director Sascha Mandl suggested that Russo compose a work for strings based on religious songs. Russo did so in October 2017 - the songs referenced in this 7 minute piece are Jewish, Islamic, Christian and India Hindu -- and near the end of the piece the composer superimposes all four songs together -- they are all played together at the same time -- thus, the title of this new string work: Together.
The music will be given its first performance during the 2018 Elm City Chamber Festival (Cheshire, CT)....here are the details:
Saturday, July 14 at 9:30am and 2:00pm
Final Performance Gala
10 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410
The concert is free and open to the public.
If you would like to listen to the computer generated sound file of this music you may do so below.