Playground Ensemble

Celebrating Richard vonFoerster

10/7 . 1pm & 4pm . A Celebration of Richard vonFoerster.

Our cellist and Co-Artistic Coordinator, Richard vonFoerster, will be retiring from playing after this season. We celebrate his contribution to the Playground with two performances at the home of Alix and John Corboy, Denver, CO.  (Exact address will be given with RSVP).

Richard vonFoerster- cello

First showing: 1pm (Doors at 12:30pm)
30 seats maximum, reserved seats ($20)

Second showing: 4pm (Doors at 3:30pm) followed by a reception with food and drink
30 seats maximum, reserved seats ($40)

“The Playground is able to present concerts of outstanding music from the 20th and 21st centuries because of the commitment and dedication of our performers. No one knows better than I how much time and effort are required to prepare our music, since we always strive for the highest artistic level. The amount we pay our performers will never account for the countless hours they spend, but it is an important gesture of appreciation, and an acknowledgment of their dedication. Because of this, I would like the money my concert raises to support our artists’ fees.”

– Richard vonFoerster


Flux Aeterna for clarinet, viola, cello and piano – Brian Ebert (10′)
Sonata for Cello Solo (1948/1953) – Györgi Ligeti (9′)
Andante from Cello Sonata, Op. 19 (1901) – Sergei Rachmaninoff (7′)
Drei Kleine Stück, Op. 11 (1914) – Anton Webern (3′)
Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano – Alfred Schnittke (23′)


Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, email Alix Corboy ( In your email’s subject header put “Farewell Recital,” and tell her your name, how many seats you want, and which performance time you would like to attend. You will pay at the door, and will receive the address when you RSVP.