CROSS ISLAND

 

Want to see CROSS ISLAND, as well as hear us? Then check out these performance videos :

Trios

Wave: A performance with clarinetist Joshua Redman at the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library on March 11, 2018.

Mark McCarron's The Big Picture - CROSS ISLAND, 01/23/11 - CROSS ISLAND's first performance of the composer's arrangement for us of this lovely jazz waltz, which appears on CROSS ISLAND's 2011 CD,  Quiet Strength. With clarinetist Joseph Rutkowski, Jr.

Mark McCarron's "The Touch" - Another jazz waltz arranged for CROSS ISLAND by the composer. Available on CROSS ISLAND's 201 CD, Explorations.

Nature Awakes, by Andreas van Haren - CROSS ISLAND, 11-14-10 - A lovely, peaceful, evocative work, On Explorations. Clarientist Joseph Rutkowski, Jr.

CROSS ISLAND Trio Free Improv - A spontaneous work never heard before and never performed again, on Explorations. With clarinetist Joseph Rutkowski, Jr.

 

Cello/Piano

All in A Garden Green, by Richard Rodney Bennett - Performance by CROSS ISLAND - Suzanne Mueller, cello, and Elinor Abrams Zayas, piano - at the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library on March 11, 2018.

Jeff Harrington's "Nocturne in D Minor," 11-14-2010 - a roiling, arcing work, on Quiet Strength.

John Falcone's Jabberwock Jam - Performed by CROSS ISLAND - A duo setting of Lewis Carroll's verse

 

Clarinet/Cello


Roger Blanc's Saint Vitus Was Here - Performed at the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library, March 11, 2018

Douglas DaSilva's Vignette 1: Getting the Children Ready for School - Performed with clarinetist Thomas Piercy on the July 22, 2012 Sunday Afternoon Concert at Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury NY (video courtesy of Douglas DaSilva).

Leopold Mozart: Gigue - Performed with clarinetist Thomas Piercy on the July 22, 2012 Sunday Afternoon Concert at Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury NY (video courtesy of Douglas DaSilva).

J.S. Bach: Praeludium - Performed with clarinetist Thomas Piercy on the July 22, 2012 Sunday Afternoon Concert at Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury NY (video courtesy of Douglas DaSilva).


James Grant's
To Become World
A musical portrait of the beginning of a marriage based on text by Rilke, on Quiet Strength. Clarinetist: Joseph Rutkowski, Jr.


Clarinet/Piano

Schumann Fantasy Piece No. 2 ("Lebhaft, Leicht") A beloved classic. Clarinetist Joseph Rutkowski, Jr.


Solo Piano

Chopin Nocturne in C# Minor, Op. 27; Nr. 1


Solo Cello

William Walton's Tema per Variazioni- A 1-minute, fluid work written to be played by the Prince of Wales for a concert on his birthday. Performed on the July 22, 2012Sunday Afternoon Concert at Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury, NY (video courtesy of Douglas DaSilva).

Douglas DaSilva's Funeral for a Ball - Performed on the September 18 Composer's Voice Concert, Celebrating Our Children, Jan Hus Church, New York, September 18, 2011.

John Falcone's Jabberwock Jam- Performed on the September 18 Composer's Voice Concert, Celebrating Our Children, Jan Hus Church, New York, September 18, 2011.