The music of EastRiver Ensemble may be unfamiliar, but their virtuosity is unmistakable. These guys cook! These alumni of state-run orchestras of north China, resettled in NYC. They perform a mixed repertoire of classical, folk era-pop and quizzical fusion, interspersed with a narrative to lend history and drama to the music. The players are: Xiao Xiannian (the stone-faced lead) on yangqin (Chinese dulcimer),Julie Tay (the chatty group marshal) on percussion, Guo Zhaoshun (the earnest silent one) on pipa and ruan (lutes) Eddie Zhang (the cocky highbrow) on dizi and xun (flutes), Feifei Yang on banhu and erhu (fiddles), and Jiaju Shen on pipa.
The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series is a smoke & alcohol free environment in an intimate 200 seat hall. Concerts start at 8:00 PM almost every Friday at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown New Jersey. (The 2nd Friday usually an Open Stage/audition night.)
Suggested Admission is $9 on your way in plus the what you think the show was really worth on your way out.