Thursday, September 23, 2021

RVCC to Present Benefit Concert Featuring Baritone and Pianist 



WHEN: Sunday, September 26, at 2 p.m.
Welpe Theatre at RVCC’s campus, 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg, and also will be streamed live at
free but donations are accepted and will go to the RVCC Applied Music Fund to help the College’s music majors pay for private lessons on their primary instruments.

Masks are required in all RVCC facilities and social distancing will be followed.

The Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Arts & Design department will present a concert featuring baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert and pianist Anna Keiserman.

The concert will feature works by Maurice Ravel, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and rarely performed composers Georgi Sviridov and Marion Bauer. The center piece of the program is Petersburg, a cycle by Georgi Sviridov with text by Russian poet Alexandr Blok. The cycle reflects the traumatic state of mind and soul that permeated Russian society in the “Silver Age” of Russian arts and letters preceding World War I. 

The performance is part of the department’s MOZAIKA Concert Series, launched in fall 2020 to help defray the cost of private instructional lessons for RVCC music majors. The series is designed to promote multicultural dialogue through the performance of music from the classical canon through the 21st Century.

A post-performance discussion with the artists will follow the program

The concert also will be available for viewing online after the initial performance date

For information about the concert or the MOZAIKA Series, contact Anna Keiserman at For additional information about the upcoming season, visit

The MOZAIKA Concert Series is made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.



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