Coming Soon…


We’ve got some great concerts in the works for 2014! While we finalize the details, here’s a few highlights:

June 21 – Stockhausen’s “Tierkreis” – based on the 12 zodiac signs and performed on the summer solstice
July 23 – Groove on Grove – we’ll be playing a solid 3 hour set at the Grove PATH plaza
Sept 20 – All About Downtown – we return to our favorite JC street fair
plus performances by New Thread Sax Quartet, POV trio, and more

Also, stay tuned for the release of our Kickstarter funded CD!

“Red Giant” on Sunday!


This Sunday be sure to come see Red Giant, a new production by Rhymes With Opera!

In 2011, Rhymes With Opera commissioned New Haven composer Adam Matlock for a new work. Matlock, working with librettist Brian Slattery, created Red Giant, a surreal story set in the future. Red Giant takes place in a spaceship on a journey to an unknown destination. As the sun slowly explodes and engulfs their former planet, the three humans onboard reflect on both the futility of their search for a new home and their need for a sense of hope.

Sunday, Jan 19, 2pm
Barrow Mansion – 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
$15 advance sales | $20 at the door

Thank You!


Thank you to everyone who supported Con Vivo this past week! The 2013 Gala was our biggest fundraiser yet. We had such a fun time performing for you and truly appreciate the support we get from our local community. The gala is our once-a-year fundraiser and you helped us get our next season going strong!

A special thanks goes out to our recent sponsors/supporters: The Barrow Mansion Development Corporation, Two Boots Pizza, Cocoa Bakery, Hudson County Office of Cultural Affairs and Tourism, councilwoman Candice Osborne, the NY Philharmonic, Kanibal Home, JC Made, author Emily Barker, our designer Jade Kuei, Attic Ensemble, Nimbus Dance Works, thingNY, Rhymes With Opera, and composer Mike Sperone.

2013 Gala: music from Brazil


Fri. Nov 22 @ 8pm
The Barrow Mansion – 83 Wayne St, Jersey City, NJ

Con Vivo kicks off our 7th season with the 2013 Gala, featuring music from Brazil!

Our resident bassist, Andrew Roitstein, will be showcasing his favorite music from his summer in Brazil. Andrew’s arrangements will be performed by an all-star ensemble of Con Vivo performers including Jersey City based guitarist Martin Moretto and Con Vivo’s new artistic director and saxophonist, Zach Herchen.

We will also be auctioning local art and Con Vivo items, sharing an update on our exciting Kickstarter CD project, and giving a preview of the 2013-2014 Season!

This is our once-a-year fundraiser. We hope you come for the joy of listening and the pleasure of the company. If you can’t make it, please consider making a donation.

Sponsored by the Barrow Mansion Development Corp.

$35 general admission / $75 reserved seating
Purchase tickets at the event page
food and wine included

2013 All About Downtown Street Fair

All About Downtown

Con Vivo will be playing a set at the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District’s Third Annual “All About Downtown” Street Fair. The fair runs 11am-6pm with savor tasty treats from the hottest area food trucks, a jam-packed music line-up, and shopping handmade wares from over 100 vendors lining Newark Ave. Plus, there will be plenty of activities for kids!

We’ll be performing Terry Riley’s landmark piece “In C” with a range of instrumentalists. We hope to see you there!

Time: 11:50am-12:25pm
Place: the fair’s performance stage, at the intersection of Newark Ave and Barrow St

CD Project: tracks recorded!


Over Labor Day weekend Con Vivo was hard at work laying down tracks for our CD project. Amelia Hollander Ames (viola), Mazz Swift (violin), Andrew Roitstein (bass), Nicholas Gallas (clarinet), Christa Robinson (oboe), Adrian Morejon (bassoon), Dan Lippel (guitar), and Martin Moretto (guitar) put in hours of hard work at L&I Studios. The album features all first recordings of music by John Altieri, Mazz Swift, Lembit Beecher, Dan Lippel, Martin Moretto, and Judd Greenstein.

We’ve got everything recorded now and are on to editing! Thanks to our Kickstarter donors for making this possible!

Wrapping up Mercado Park Series


This week we finished our 2013 Mercado Park Series with a concert by vocalist Leala Cyr and guitarist Ricardo Vogt. Many thanks goes out to all of our performers this summer, HDSID for their continued support, and everyone to came to enjoy the music!

Stay tuned as we prepare to announce our 2013-2014 concert season.

Mercado Park update

We have a slightly different program for the Mercado Park show tonight, due to unexpected circumstances: Lealy Cyr (voice) will be joined by Ricardo Vogt (guitar). See you tonight!

Mercado Park: Jody Redhage and Leala Cyr


Next Tuesday we finish our 2013 Mercado Park summer series with Jody Redhage (cello) and Leala Cyr (voice)! Jody and Leala perform together in a larger group called Rose and the Nightingale and are sure to bring some amazing music. We hope to see you there!

Jody Redhage (cello) and Leala Cyr (voice)
Tuesday Sept 3, 6-8pm
Mercado Park (intersection of Newark Ave and Jersey Ave)
Jersey City, NJ

Thank you to Jersey City’s Historic Downtown Special Improvement District for their support.