Cross Island, with clarinetist Josh Redman

Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY

Cross Island - cellist Suzanne Mueller and pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas - return to close this season's Islip Arts Council's Winter Concert Series, once again joined by clarinetist Joshua Redman. The program will span centuries, styles, and genres, seamlessly blending beloved classics with works written and arranged for CROSS ISLAND - music we love and can't wait to share with our audience.

The program will, as always, offer a seamless blend of beloved favorites and delightful discoveries (trio, except where indicated):

Shepherd on the Rock Franz Schubert (arr. John Gibson)

Cradle Song (Mueller, Zayas) Frank Bridge

Somewhere (from “West Side Story) Leonard Bernstein (arr. Josh Redman)

Prelude No. 2 (Redman, Zayas) George Gershwin (arr. James Cohn)

It Ain’t Necessarily So (Mueller, Zayas) George Gershwin

Nachtgesang, Op. 83; No. VI Max Bruch

Amor em Paz Antonio Carlos Jobim (arr. Bert Ligon)

Wave Antonio Carlos Jobim (arr. Bert Ligon)


Presto – Mvt. 1, Concertpiece No. 2 Felix Mendelssohn

2 Bagatelles, Op. 23 (Redman, Zayas)
Gerald Finzi Forlana Fughetta

The Ladies’ Misfortune (Mueller, Zayas) Richard Rodney Bennett

Just for Fun (Mueller, Zayas)
Cheryl Edelman

To Become World (Redman, Mueller) James Grant

Mélodie et Danse Hébraique
Arkadie Kouguell

Admission is free, but there is a $10 suggested donation. Tickets are distributed beginning at noon, and they go FAST, so it's best to arrive early.