About Author: Richard D. Russell

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This was written by Richard D. Russell, New York City based composer of fine music.

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Along with Emily Clare Thomp­son, my collaborator, I attended the pre­miere of our newest musi­cal, A Knight at the Round Table, on March 13, 2014. Emily not only writes book and...

New Musical premieres

Along with Emily Clare Thomp­son, my collaborator, I attended the pre­miere of our newest musi­cal, A Knight at the Round Table, on March 13, 2014. Emily not only writes book and…

On June 6, 2013 the Cen­tral School at East Hanover, NJ pre­sented “Win­ner Takes All!” This is my col­lab­o­ra­tor Emily Clare Thompson’s adap­ta­tion of Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” The set­ting...

Winner Takes All! Pictures

On June 6, 2013 the Cen­tral School at East Hanover, NJ pre­sented “Win­ner Takes All!” This is my col­lab­o­ra­tor Emily Clare Thompson’s adap­ta­tion of Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” The setting…

On May 30, 2013 I pre­sented a new lec­ture at Cen­tral School in East Hanover, NJ. For sev­eral years I have gone there and lec­tured on find­ing the hero myth...

New Lecture presented at New Jersey School

On May 30, 2013 I pre­sented a new lec­ture at Cen­tral School in East Hanover, NJ. For sev­eral years I have gone there and lec­tured on find­ing the hero myth…

“It Takes A Rain­bow” with book and lyrics by Emily Clare Thomp­son and music by Richard D. Rus­sell, pre­miered May 9, 2013. It’s a very good show in its sim­plic­ity. The...

Photos from “It Takes A Rainbow”

It Takes A Rain­bow” with book and lyrics by Emily Clare Thomp­son and music by Richard D. Rus­sell, pre­miered May 9, 2013. It’s a very good show in its sim­plic­ity. The…

The pro­gram for last night’s pre­miere per­for­mance of “It Takes A Rain­bow” is very nicely designed! Stu­dents from the school did the art­work… lizards, frogs, and tadpoles. Pho­tos from the...

It Takes a Rainbow — program

The pro­gram for last night’s pre­miere per­for­mance of “It Takes A Rain­bow” is very nicely designed! Stu­dents from the school did the art­work… lizards, frogs, and tad­poles. Pho­tos from the…

Today I trav­eled to East Hanover, NJ to par­tic­i­pate in rehearsals for two new musi­cals. I’ve writ­ten the music and my col­lab­o­ra­tor Emily Thomp­son Schweer is the lyri­cist and book...

New Spring Musicals to premiere

Today I trav­eled to East Hanover, NJ to par­tic­i­pate in rehearsals for two new musi­cals. I’ve writ­ten the music and my col­lab­o­ra­tor Emily Thomp­son Schweer is the lyri­cist and book…

On Fri­day March 22, the New York Com­posers Cir­cle pre­sented an “Encores” Out­reach Pro­gram at the JASA West Side Com­mu­nity Cen­ter on the upper west side of Man­hat­tan. Flautist Michael...

Fast Tides, Slow Tides at NYCC Outreach event

On Fri­day March 22, the New York Com­posers Cir­cle pre­sented an “Encores” Out­reach Pro­gram at the JASA West Side Com­mu­nity Cen­ter on the upper west side of Man­hat­tan. Flautist Michael…

Once again, my fre­quent col­lab­o­ra­tor, Emily Thomp­son, asked me to lec­ture to her class of young­sters at the school where she teaches: Cen­tral School in East Hanover, NJ. I went...

Lecture at Central School in NJ (Feb. 22, 2013)

Once again, my fre­quent col­lab­o­ra­tor, Emily Thomp­son, asked me to lec­ture to her class of young­sters at the school where she teaches: Cen­tral School in East Hanover, NJ. I went…

The New York Com­posers Cir­cle pre­sented a con­cert at Saint Peter’s Church at the Cit­i­group Cen­ter on Feb­ru­ary 19, 2013. Among the pieces per­formed were two of my com­po­si­tions, “Amid...

NYCC’s February 2013 concert

The New York Com­posers Cir­cle pre­sented a con­cert at Saint Peter’s Church at the Cit­i­group Cen­ter on Feb­ru­ary 19, 2013. Among the pieces per­formed were two of my com­po­si­tions, “Amid…

A pro­gram has been pub­lished for the Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 19 New York Com­posers Cir­cle con­cert. The con­cert starts at 8pm and the venue is Saint Peters Church at Cit­i­group Cen­ter....

Sneak Peek at Tuesday night’s program

A pro­gram has been pub­lished for the Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 19 New York Com­posers Cir­cle con­cert. The con­cert starts at 8pm and the venue is Saint Peters Church at Cit­i­group Center.…

On Feb­ru­ary 12, 2013, my musi­cal col­lab­o­ra­tor Emily Clare Thomp­son and I pre­miered a children’s musi­cal, Cupid’s Bow, at the school where she teaches in East Hanover, NJ. The group...

Premiere of “Cupid’s Bow” — a children’s musical

On Feb­ru­ary 12, 2013, my musi­cal col­lab­o­ra­tor Emily Clare Thomp­son and I pre­miered a children’s musi­cal, Cupid’s Bow, at the school where she teaches in East Hanover, NJ. The group…

Soprano Sofia Dim­itrova will per­form two Richard Rus­sell com­po­si­tions, “Amid the Blind­ing Snow” and “Cross­ing the Bar.” This will be the New York pre­miere of the two pieces, which are...

Sofia Dimitrova to perform Richard Russell songs February 19

Soprano Sofia Dim­itrova will per­form two Richard Rus­sell com­po­si­tions, “Amid the Blind­ing Snow” and “Cross­ing the Bar.” This will be the New York pre­miere of the two pieces, which are…

“A Night to Remem­ber” — a review of the Sep­tem­ber 20, 2011 New York Com­posers Cir­cle con­cert at Barge­mu­sic — was pub­lished in the online mag­a­zine Sound­Word­Sight. The review was writ­ten by...

Review of “Adagio for String Quartet”

A Night to Remem­ber” — a review of the Sep­tem­ber 20, 2011 New York Com­posers Cir­cle con­cert at Barge­mu­sic — was pub­lished in the online mag­a­zine Sound­Word­Sight. The review was writ­ten by…

“Cupid’s Bow” is a new, orig­i­nal musi­cal with book and lyrics by Emily Thomp­son and music by Richard D. Rus­sell. On Jan­u­ary 30, a spe­cial rehearsal was held by the...

Cupid’s Bow — a special rehearsal

Cupid’s Bow” is a new, orig­i­nal musi­cal with book and lyrics by Emily Thomp­son and music by Richard D. Rus­sell. On Jan­u­ary 30, a spe­cial rehearsal was held by the…

My “Ada­gio for String Quar­tet” was per­formed in Sep­tem­ber, 2011 at Barge­mu­sic, a pres­ti­gious per­for­mance venue in New York City. The per­form­ers were the superb young string ensem­ble, PUBLI­Quar­tet —...

Video of PUBLIQuartet’s “Adagio” performance at Bargemusic

My “Ada­gio for String Quar­tet” was per­formed in Sep­tem­ber, 2011 at Barge­mu­sic, a pres­ti­gious per­for­mance venue in New York City. The per­form­ers were the superb young string ensem­ble, PUBLIQuartet —…

My Ada­gio for String Quar­tet will be per­formed at Barge­mu­sic on Thurs­day, Sep. 20 at 8pm. The per­form­ers are the superb young string ensem­ble, PUBLI­Quar­tet — more infor­ma­tion about them...

Adagio for String Quartet” at Bargemusic, Sep. 20

My Ada­gio for String Quar­tet will be per­formed at Barge­mu­sic on Thurs­day, Sep. 20 at 8pm. The per­form­ers are the superb young string ensem­ble, PUBLI­Quar­tet — more infor­ma­tion about them…

Emily Clare Thompson and Richard D. Russell premiere the children's musical "War of the Words" in New Jersey

Children’s Musical “War of the Words” premieres

Emily Clare Thomp­son and Richard D. Rus­sell pre­miere the children’s musi­cal “War of the Words” in New Jersey

An original musical, "To A Muse," with book and lyrics by Emily Clare Thompson premieres on February 16, 2012.

To A Muse” premieres

An orig­i­nal musi­cal, “To A Muse,” with book and lyrics by Emily Clare Thomp­son pre­mieres on Feb­ru­ary 16, 2012.

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