Tag Archives: cello

Julie Ribchinsky—“Bach and the Modern World”

julie ribchinskyFrom the CFA:

Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky explores sadness, joy, and the traditions of Yiddish music and Argentinian tango, connecting the suites of Johann Sebastian Bach and the 1991 work “Omaramor” by Osvaldo Golijov in her performance of works for solo cello.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 13
Time: 3-4:30 PM
Place: Russell House, 350 High St.
CFA link: here.

Cello Recital

Andrew Chatfield writes in from the CFA to invite you to a cello studio recital:

Wesleyan cellists under the direction of Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky perform music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Frédéric François Chopin, Scott Joplin, and others.

Date: Thursday, April 23rd – today!
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Memorial Chapel

King at Bay Releases Debut EP


King at Bay, a collaboration between the extremely talented musicians Jess Best ’14 and Mel Hsu ’13, just released their first album Libation. With a cello holding down the bass and the keys building a bluesy core, the duo’s razor-sharp harmonies pull you into a place as sweet as it is wild.  This debut EP also features Sam Friedman ’13 and Mark Bennett ’13 to fill out the sound with a dirty harmonica and soulful pocket. Contact Jess (jsbest@wes) or Mel (mhsu@wes) to purchase a physical copy of the album for $10.

From Mel:

Dear Wes,
We are so excited to share this with you!!! Thank you for listening!!

You can download their album on bandcamp here.

This Living Room Release

It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for! From Melanie Hsu ’13, regarding her newly-released album:

Dear Wesleyan,

Jared Paul ‘11 and I have been working on this album for about a year now in a cozy nook on Cross St. “This Living Room” is the archive of the first 20 years of my life. Each song holds stories of the people closest to me, of what my hands knew at the time of writing, of the moments that have moved me. This album is about coming to terms with my body, about what it can do, about what it can’t, about appreciating its growth and how much it has left to grow. It’s about celebrating my body as an archive of the people I’ve met and the ways that they’ve changed how I move, play and think.

This work is about collaboration, about the strength and fragility of human connections. (If you listen closely, you might hear familiar voices and hands from around campus). Wes, I really truly sincerely could not have done this without all of you, without all of your support and inspiration since the very moment I stepped onto this campus two years ago.

To cafés, living rooms, chapels and art galleries, thank you for listening.

With love, Mel Hsu

For the album: Click here