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Performances 2015-16
Additional performances are being planned, check back soon for updates!
What People are Saying
"An eclectic blend of melodic and rhythmic elements of Jazz and Rock and Roll with a uniquely contemporary harmonic vocabulary."
- The NY Concert Review

"Very Fringe, tres Downtown."
- Sequenza 21

"[Belcastro's] music, which fuses elements of rock, jazz, pop, and classical, can seem at once structured and antic, thoughtful and free-wheeling"
- Willa Rohrer, PMP Magazine

"Wow, the mother lode on one page!"
- Janelle McCoy, mezzo-soprano

"[Belcastro] traverses cultures from the classical toward blues harmonies and jazz rhythms."
- Sequenza 21

INTERVIEW
"I Dwell in Possibility": Emerging Composers on Composing Interview by Willa Rohrer in PMP Magazine
NEW WORK
String Quartet & Sitar for the Amernet Quartet to premieres 2015
NEW WORK
Prog Rock inspired chamber work commissioned by NakedEye
When: April 12, 2015 @ 3:00PM
Where: Delaware County Community College
What: Yugala 1, 2, & 3; Siena Rose; Brandywine

RICHARD BELCASTRO, SITAR details
When: November 5-7, 2015 @ TBD
Where: College Music Society, Indianapolis, IN
What: The Shapes of Stories

SPACIAL FORCES DUO details
TEXTBOOK & NEW WORKS
There is a lot of exciting news to come on this topic. A one of a kind book exploring the sitar and surbahar in terms of western notation and the tremendous potential for their uses in non-indian classical contexts. The text also serves as a bridge between Western and Indian musical languages and traditions with the goal of developing a more thorough understanding between them. Included in the text is a large collection of studies for the sitar exploring every facet of the instrument, the collection is titled "Tattered Ragas". details
AMERNET STRING QUARTET
When: TBD
Where: St. Joseph's University
What: Apiary

When: November 8, 2015 @ 3:00PM
Where: Delaware County Community College
What: Apiary

AMERNET STRING QUARTET details
When: Feb 19, 2016 @ 7:30PM
Where: Lancaster Catholic High School, Lancaster, PA
What: Smoke N' Wid

NAKEDEYE details
When: May 11, 2015 @ 8:00PM
Where: Tellus360, Lancaster, PA
What: Shouts and Murmurations & Smoke N' Wid
When: May 11, 2015 @ 8:00pm
Where: Tellus360, Lancaster, PA
What: Shouts and Murmurations; Smoke N' Wid

NAKEDEYE details
SPACIAL FORCES DUO
When: TBD
Where: Delaware County Community College
What: The Shapes of Stories

When: Feb. 28, 2015 @ 7:30PM
Where: Millersville University
What: Collage No. 1 (Bits of Bowie)

CHRISTY BANKS, CLARINET details