New Concert Series features Two Richard Russell Compositions

A spe­cial cham­ber music ver­sion of “The Tune is in the Tree” will be per­formed by soprano Mar­jorie Berg, and Pamela Stein will sing “When Time is Over” in a con­cert cel­e­brat­ing the poetry of Emily Dick­in­son, April 25 at 3pm. This is the inau­gural pre­sen­ta­tion of a new con­cert series, Sea­sonal Sun­day Salons, housed in the Bell & Barter The­ater at 13 Church Street in Rock­away, NJ. (I think this is my New Jer­sey pre­miere.) Here’s the press release:

In Mid Air Pro­duc­tions presents A Lit­tle Mad­ness in the Spring: The Poems of Emily Dick­in­son. In Mid Air Pro­duc­tions presents its ode to spring as a part of the Sea­sonal Sun­day Salon Series. These are com­prised of four yearly con­certs which high­light the works of famous poets through read­ing and songs. The Sea­sonal Sun­day Salons have a strong lit­er­ary and the­matic base and marry tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary set­tings with the works of clas­sic authors.

A Lit­tle Mad­ness in the Spring fea­tures the poetry of Emily Dick­in­son and the com­po­si­tions of con­tem­po­rary com­posers, includ­ing Robert W. Butts, pro­fes­sor and con­duc­tor of the Baroque Orches­tra of New Jer­sey, and ASCAP award win­ner, Richard D. Rus­sell, and Raphael Fusco. Per­form­ers include sopra­nos Mar­jorie Berg and Pamela Stein and pianist Aaron Dai. Also per­form­ing are Anthony Bevilac­qua, vio­lin, Dan Sagi, clar­inet, Andrew Pecota, bas­soon, and Nancy Con­nell, cello. Robert Butts is the day’s con­duc­tor, and this event is being directed by Emily Clare Thompson.

The Bell and Barter The­ater and Cul­tural Arts Cen­ter proudly hosts this event. The Bell and Barter The­ater and Cul­tural Arts Cen­ter of Rock­away New Jer­sey is less that 37 miles and only an hour away from the Lin­coln Tun­nel. Come join us for a loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and an inti­mate after­noon with Emily Dickinson.

Tick­ets are $25 at the door, $15 if reserved by April 23. Stu­dents and seniors are $15 at the door, $10 if reserved by April 23. For reser­va­tions, email your name, ticket type, and num­ber of tick­ets to Ticket price includes a wine and cheese reception.

Spon­sored by Sea­sonal Sun­day Salons, In Mid Air Productions

For more info, visit or call 201–704-2958

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About Richard D. Russell

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