Joshua Russell to Perform in Flint, MI

January 11th, 2013

Joshua Russell will premiere his own transcription for solo piano and concert band of Justin Elie’s Haitian piano concerto, Tropical Fantasy, in Flint, MI on Sunday, February 3. The performance will be a part of a three day residency that Joshua will complete at Mott Community College that includes various masterclasses and performances.

Joshua Russell to Perform Across the Midwest with Trio Americana

October 17th, 2012

Joshua Russell will perform a series of concerts across Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Minnesota with Trio Americana, a newly formed ensemble that also includes Jason Laczkoski (saxophone) and Anna Draper (Violin). The trio is dedicated to performing beautiful and exciting contemporary works that are rooted in American folklore and song. The trio’s current program features works that are based on Blues, Funk, Gospel, Bluegrass and American fiddle tunes. Check the Schedule Page of the Website to see the program locations.

Russell to Perform with the Clinton Symphony Orchestra

August 28th, 2012

Joshua Russell will be the guest soloist with the Clinton Symphony Orchestra in Sterling, IL on September 29 at 7:30p.m. and in DeWitt, IA on September 30 at 3:00p.m. Russell will perform the “Tropical Fantasy,” a piano concerto by Haitian composer Justin Elie.

Joshua Russell at the Lasker Summer Music Festival

July 15th, 2012

Joshua Russell will perform at the Lasker Summer Music Festival in Lasker, North Carolina on Monday, July 16, and Tuesday July 17. The Tuesday evening gala concert will feature a program of works by American/Creole composer, Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

Russell to Perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20

May 12th, 2012

Joshua Russell will be on the faculty of the Five Seasons Chamber Music Camp in Cedar Rapids, IA from June 11-16 and will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor on Saturday June 16, at 7:00p.m. at Washington H.S. in Cedar Rapids, IA.

In other news, Russell’s CD of Haitian piano music was recently featured on AfriClassical.com. View the video below for information his project to raise money to help rebuild Haiti’s primary music school.

Joshua Russell to Perform on Radio/TV Program

May 2nd, 2012

Joshua Russell will be a guest on WorldCanvass, a program hosted by Joan Kjaer, and sponsored by the International Studies program at the University of Iowa.  The program is aired live on KRUI radio, and can be watched live online at the following link:  http://international.uiowa.edu/worldcanvass The program airs live on Friday, May 4, 2012 from 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.

Haitian Piano Music CD Played on Iowa Public Radio

January 31st, 2012

I received word that the Tango from my CD of Haitian Piano Music was played on Iowa Public Radio.  Click Here for More Information or To Purchase the CD.

Thank you, again, to everyone who attended the recent performance of the Haitian Piano Concerto, Fantaisie Tropicale.

Russell to Give Second Performance of Long Lost Haitian Piano Concerto

December 10th, 2011

***UPDATED TIME OF EVENT*** On January 22, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., Joshua Russell will present a performance of Justin Elie’s Tropical Fantasy at United Presbyterian Church, in Peoria, IL.  It will be part of a program of Haitian music to raise money for the L’Ecole Sainte Trinite Summer Music Camp for Haitian Youth in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (To read more about the long lost Haitian piano concerto, click here)

Russell reconstructed and edited the parts to the Tropical Fantasy, and gave the first performance of the work outside of Haiti in 80 years.

Russell to Perform Haitian Piano Concerto with Dubuque Symphony

November 16th, 2011

Joshua Russell will perform the long lost Haitian piano concerto: Tropical Fantasy, by Justin Elie with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra on November 19 and 20, 2011. Joshua will also be featured on Gottschalk’s Grande Tarantella for Piano and Orchestra. Russell reconstructed and edited the parts to the Tropical Fantasy, and this will be the first performance of the work outside of Haiti in 80 years.

You can view a video describing Joshua Russell’s other Haitian music projects below.

Joshua Russell Featured in National Newsletter

June 8th, 2011

Joshua Russell was featured in the National Newsletter of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Music Fraternity, “Sinfonia Resonance.”  The article discusses his efforts to help rebuild Haiti’s primary music school that was destroyed in the earthquake, as well as his recently released CD of Haitian piano, which is available for purchase by clicking here.  To read the article online click on the following link:

Joshua Russell Featured in Phi Mu Alpha National Newsletter

You can view a video describing Joshua Russell’s Haitian music project below.