Cultural Diversity Festival

2015 Cultural Diversity Festival

We are pleased to be joining JC Families’ second annual Cultural Diversity Festival on June 20. Join us in celebrating Jersey City’s diversity with live performances, food, and fun for the whole family. Stop by our table and say hi!

JC Families’ Cultural Diversity Festival
Saturday, June 20 @ 11-2pm
City Hall Plaza – 280 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ

Con Vivo will perform a sneak peak of Perfect Lives by Robert Ashley at the festival. This modern opera takes place in seven episodes which we’ll perform on Sept 19 at seven venues across Jersey City. More at http://www.convivomusic.org/events/perfect-lives/.

6 Years of Bach

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We had a blast at our 6th Annual Bach Concert! Thanks for coming and all the great feedback we heard!

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6th Annual Bach Concert

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CVM continues our yearly tradition with the 6th Annual Bach Concert! This year’s event will feature internationally-known soloists oboist Christa Robinson and violinist Amie Weiss. Music of Bach, Falconieri, Vivaldi, Zelenka, and Boston-based composer Balint Karosi.

FREE, all ages welcome
Sunday, May 17 @ 5pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church – 440 Hoboken Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Christa Robinson – oboe
Amie Weiss – violin
Carolyn Jeselsohn – cello
Andrew Roitstein – bass
Ben Grow – harpsichord

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This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Celebrate Motherhood – JC Families

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We are bringing our popular build-your-own instruments workshop to JC Families’ Mother’s Day Celebration in Hamilton Park. Join us and build fun musical instruments out of tubes, balloons, rubber bands, and more. Plus, you can bring them home! Supplies are limited so come early.

FREE
Friday, May 8, 4:00pm-6:30pm
Hamilton Park – 25 West Hamilton Place, Jersey City, NJ

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Kids Show!

Kids Show!

We are super excited to announce our Kids Show, featuring build-your-own instruments!

FREE, all ages welcome
Sunday, Mar 29 @ 3pm
The Barrow Mansion – 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City, NJ

Join us for a fun afternoon event with family-friendly music, interactive performances, and learning designed for young audiences. The highlight will be build-your-own instruments, where your child will create an instrument out of tubes, balloons, and tape and then join in our grand finale. All materials are provided and we invite parents to assist. After the concert you can bring it home!


Sponsored by the Barrow Mansion Development Corp.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Con Vivo Presents: Elisabeth Halliday

Love For Now

Con Vivo Presents: Elisabeth Halliday
Sunday, Feb 15 @ 3pm
The Barrow Mansion – 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City, NJ
FREE, $10 suggested donation

Con Vivo presents opera singer Elisabeth Halliday’s recital “Love, For Now”, a program that explores themes of love (and madness) in modern times. Elisabeth will be performing with CVM artistic director Zach Herchen on saxophone and Rachel Gawell on cello. A reception will follow the concert.

Elisabeth Halliday, soprano
Zach Herchen, saxophones
Rachel Gawell, cello

Program:
Fire Balloon by Amy Beth Kirsten
Ephemeral Moments by Ryan Jesperson
MeMarie by Richard Cameron-Wolfe
Three duets from the cycle Railway by Juan María Solare
A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day: History of a Date by Adam Knauss (world premier)

Con Vivo Presents is our concert series focused on presenting musicians from outside our regular season. Our goal is to help more musicians bring their great musical projects to Jersey City.

Thank You for Your Support

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We’d like to thank all of you for your support at our Gala fundraiser. It is always a pleasure to perform for our audience in Jersey City. Much of what we do would not be possible without your generous support. Thank you!

If you missed our fundraiser and would like to support our mission of free chamber music events in Jersey City, you can make a donation over at our donation page. Con Vivo Music is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations to us are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

2014 Gala!

Modern Dances

We are excited to announce our 2014 Gala! This year’s fundraiser will be a celebration of Con Vivo’s first CD release Modern Dances. We will perform selections off our album alongside Prokofiev’s Quintet in G minor. Food and wine are included, plus we will have a silent auction. By supporting our 2015 season you will help us continue to present free chamber music concerts in Jersey City.

Saturday, Dec 13, 8:00pm
The Barrow Mansion – 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City, NJ

Purchase tickets: http://www.convivomusic.org/events/2014-gala/

Program:
Mazz Swift: A True Stranger (And I’m Sure She’s Reading My Thoughts)
Mazz Swift: Invisible (dedicated to Trayvon Martin and his family)
John Altieri: love.give.remember
W.A. Mozart: 2 Duos for Violin and Viola – Duo #1 in G major, III. Rondeau
Sergei Prokofiev: Quintet in G minor Op 39

Performed by Amelia Hollander Ames (viola), Mazz Swift (violin), Nick Gallas (clarinet), Andrew Roitstein (double bass), Karisa Werdon (oboe), and special guest William Harvey (violin).

Silent Auction:
The Gala includes a silent auction featuring 2 tickets to Carolines comedy club, 2 tickets to a Bang on a Can All-Stars concert and 6 CDs from their Cantaloupe Music, a facial package from Downtown Medspa, a hand-knit merino wool shawl by a local supporter, a Mini Jambox, Napa Valley red wine, and a Con Vivo super fan bundle.

Food and Drinks:
We will have delicious pizza donated by Two Boots and a wonderful cheese platter donated by Madame Claude Cafe alongside appetizers. To drink, we’ll have our hit Sixth Borough Punch and wine!

If individual assistance or assistive technology is needed to attend please contact us prior to event.

Sponsored by the Barrow Mansion Development Corp.

An Evening of Art Song this Sunday

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Join Con Vivo as we celebrate the art song with mezzo-soprano Sarah Nelson Craft and pianist Paul Vasile! This varied and beautiful program includes music by Benjamin Britten, Claude Debussy, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Franz Schubert, and George Gershwin.

FREE! all ages welcome
Sunday, Nov 9 @ 5pm
St Paul Lutheran Church – 440 Hoboken Ave, Jersey City, NJ (near Journal Square PATH)

Ms. Craft has performed at the Caramoor Festival, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, China’s Macau International Music Festival, with the New Jersey Festival Orchetra, on NPR’s This American Live live at BAM, and more. We’re excited to have her performing for Con Vivo before she travels to Paris to participate in “The Song Continues: Paris Residency” presented by Carnegie Hall at the Opéra Bastille.

Mr. Vasile’s wide-ranging talents and musical interests provide frequent opportunities to perform as a pianist, conductor and concert organist. He has performed in his own recitals of American Romantic organ music in Germany, Latvia and in New York City, including several performances on the historic Appleton pipe organ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.



If individual assistance or assistive technology is needed to attend please contact us 2 weeks prior to event.

New Thread Quartet premiere of “Sunstruck”

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The next major concert of our season features our artistic director Zach Herchen’s New Thread Quartet! NTQ is a saxophone quartet that specializes in contemporary chamber music, recently had their Carnegie premiere, and has received multiple grants for recent projects. New Thread is excited to bring their biggest project yet to Con Vivo’s stage: a new 30 min piece commissioned by Ben Hjertmann.

Sunstruck is an epic work focus on the idea of intuition. The piece was composed freely at the piano in its entirety before the editing process began, in order to preserve the initial intuitive structure. The result is a contemplative microtonal work.

Preview Sunstruck in a live stream video chat with NTQ and Ben Hjertmann:

Live stream video chat w/ Ben Hjertmann
Sun, Sep 21 @ 6pm

-video stream will be posted at http://www.newthreadquartet.com/

You are invited to join the discussion by submitting questions/comments via social media!
NTQ on Facebook
@NewThreadQtet on Twitter

Then join us for the premiere in Jersey City:

Premiere performance of “Sunstruck”, and pre-performance chat w/ Ben Hjertmann
Sun, Sep 28 @ 5pm

St. Paul Lutheran Church – 440 Hoboken Ave, Jersey City, NJ
Full recital with music by Hjertmann, Djupstrom, Lazcano, and Kalb
FREE

Sunstruck was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit NTQ’s project page: https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/sunstruck/
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