The Community Church of East Williston presents its Annual Christmas Concert, December 15 @ 2pm.
CCEW's Music Director Raphael Fusco will be joining the Severn River Brass Quintet at the piano and organ in a program of traditional Christmas favorites as well as New York premieres of his Sonata for Trumpet and Piano and other upbeat works composed especially for the ensemble. The combination of brass and organ produces a truly awe-inspiring sound with a wide range of color and dynamics, and this concert will provide the community with the rare opportunity to hear these forces together.
Reception to follow. A free will offering will be taken.
The Severn River Brass Quintet is comprised of musicians who have studied at some of the best music schools and conservatories in the country, and who have extensive résumés in performance and teaching.
native Raphael Fusco is in high demand as a composer, keyboardist, and
conductor in the U.S. and Europe. Since
starting as music director of CCEW this past September Raphael has strived to
bring the finest music to the local community.
The recipient of numerous honors and awards, he studied at the G. Verdi
Conservatorio of Turin, Paris Schola Cantorum, Vienna Conservatory, and holds a
Masters Degree from Mannes College of Music in Manhattan. The NY Times hailed his performance at Le
Poisson Rouge as “winning and accomplished.” The Hartford Courant praised his
music as “full of energy and lyricism.”
El Mundo noted Raphael as “one of the most outstanding emerging
composers.” For more please visit www.raphaelfusco.com.