Wilton Library presents a Connecticut’s Own Concert on Sunday, April 29, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. with a slightly different twist. The concert features the works of Weston, CT composer Joseph M. Russo, and the concert will be performed by his friends. The name of the concert is aptly titled, “Friendship Concert,” because according to Mr. Russo, “I often compose music for friends and also because each performer is one of my good friends…most for many, many years.” The music to be performed will be a selection of woodwind compositions by Mr. Russo.
For this Connecticut’s Own concert, featured musicians are Jennifer Berman–flute; Bill Braun–piano; Jim Forgey–clarinet; Bob Hoyle–French horn; Celinda Anne Levno–flute; Janet Rosen–oboe and English horn; Elizabeth Wain–piano; and Sue Zoellner-Cross–bassoon.
Joseph Russo studied with Robert Starer and Vincent Persichetti, among others, at Julliard and with Luther Noss at Yale, attending composition/music theory classes at both schools. Joe has developed and continues to develop his own personal melodic and tonal compositional style. He has composed numerous chamber and orchestra works that have received commissions or premieres nationwide and in Europe. In the fall of 2017, he was offered a commission to compose music for the newly formed Connecticut Flute Choir. Samples of his compositions may be heard on his website: www.JosephMRusso.org.
Connecticut’s Own Concert Series is free. Registration is strongly recommended. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:20 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-ins will be seated after 3:20 p.m. if space is available. The media sponsor is Good Morning Wilton.
For information, directions and registration, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in the heart of Wilton Center.