Concert this Friday 11.22.13!


Con Vivo Music celebrates its 7th season with their 2013 Gala at the Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.) this Friday! Get dressed to the nines and perk up your ears for some fabulous Brazilian music at 8pm. 

Con Vivo, in their own words, “is a collective of musicians including some of the NYC area’s finest soloists and rising stars. We bring the communal spirit of chamber music to the vibrant and unique setting of Jersey City, organizing and performing free concerts all over town.”

For this night of music, bassist Andrew Roitstein will showcase his arrangements of popular Brazilian tunes, performed by Jersey City guitarist Martin Moretto (founder of Yellow Frog Soul Sessions); Karla Donehew-Perez (violinist of the internationally acclaimed Catalyst Quartet); Zach Herchen (saxophonist and Con Vivo’s new artistic director); CVM favorite Nick Gallas; and Amelia Hollander Ames (viola).

The ensemble will play Andrew’s arrangements of popular Brazilian songs by Pixinguinha, Milton Nascimento, and Chico Buarque, plus a sneak peak at our June performance of Stockhausen’s epic Zodiac sign piece, “Tierkreis.” 

Andrew, Nick and Amelia Hollander Ames will play Judd Greenstein’s “Summer Dances,” one of the selections from Con Vivo’s upcoming, Kickstarter-funded CD release “Modern Dances.”

Zach Herchen will perform 2013 Guggenheim fellow Kati Agócs’ virtuosic solo saxophone piece “As Biddeth Thy Tongue.”

After the performance, there will be raffles for: A weekend getaway to the Poconos; tickets to performances by Nimbus Dance Works and Rhymes With Opera; merchandise from local businesses Kanibal Home and JC Made; a signed novel by Emily Barker; CDs by Jersey City musicians; Con Vivo T-shirts; and a Con Vivo hand-made sweater! Con Vivo’s Jersey City concerts are always free, except for this one, because it is their annual fundraiser. Show up and support the Jersey City arts!

General tickets are $35 and “reserved seating” tickets $75, and they include pizza from Two Boots, cupcakes from Cocoa Bakery, snacks, and wine. Order here, or purchase at the door.


Celebrate sound; support the arts,




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