What is sillybird?

sillybird is a new summer music festival! Its primary members are: Myself, Simon Linn-Gerstein, cello Lily Press, harp (Click here for Lily’s site) Robin Rhodes, bass Hamed Shadad, clarinet in addition to guests with instruments of all shapes and sizes. Our primary musical focus is performing contemporary chamber music in a fun and relaxed environment. … Continue reading

Masters Recital on Saturday May 4!

8:00 pm at Longy School of Music of Bard College, Wolfinsohn Recital Room photo credit: Kelly Davidson

New Video!

You may have noticed that there is a new video at the top of my home page – it’s from my most recent recital in December. Stay tuned for more videos from this concert. The piece is Mendelssohn’s Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, and I’m playing with pianist Patrick Yacono. Here’s the video … Continue reading

House Concert this Friday

Simon with composer Charles Strouse

I recently performed in a concert of Charles Strouse’s early classical compositions.  Strouse is best known for his Broadway work, including Bye Bye Birdie and Annie.  Strouse also performed some of his songs, such as “Put on a Happy Face” and “Tomorrow”. The Boston Musical Intelligencer wrote a review of the event, referring to the performers as “Longy’s best … Continue reading

Simon Linn-Gerstein, cellist (Recital April 29th)

Live Concert Stream on Tuesday!

This Tuesday, March 6th, I will perform two movements of the Copland Piano Quartet with William Oh, Eve Boltax, and Chris Orzech.  This concert is part of Longy’s Student Voices series, featuring students chosen by audition to perform. For those of you who cannot make it to Cambridge, do not fear!  The concert is available … Continue reading