From Mark Richards, MUS ’81


I played in the Yale Symphony 79-81 and had the best time with Rob and the orchestra.

On Dec 8, 2013 we put together an all Bach concert in Southport, CT with the following program:

Program – December 8th, 2013, 3PM

Southport Congregational Church, CT

24 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT 06890

(203) 255-1594

Music of J. S. Bach

Featuring: Vira Slywotzky, Soprano; Mark Richards, Trumpet; Rena Fruchter, Piano; Andy Simonescu, Violin; Maxine Neuman, Cello; Norman Dee, Flute; and friends

I. Cantata, BWV 51, “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen” for Soprano, Trumpet and Strings

II. Selected movements from solo suites for Flute, Violin, Cello

III. Aria: “Bete aber auch dabei” from Cantata BWV 115 for Soprano, Flute, Cello, and continuo

IV. Brandenburg Concert #5, BWV 1050 for Solo Cembalo, Violin, Flute and strings

Vira Slywotzky went to Yale. Other members were from The New York City Ballet Orchestra who concertize throughout North America and Juilliard.

It was amazing – the power of music when played well is intoxicating.