About Gossamer Edge
Gossamer Edge, a chamber music trio featuring Allyn Van Dusen, mezzo-soprano, Rita George Simmons, flute and Paula Rodney Bobb, piano, was formed to explore the vibrant repertory for this musical combination, as well as solo literature and duos combining the instruments in different ways. These sonic possibilities make for intriguing and varied programs in which the performers point to meaningful interconnections, soul journeys and playful perspectives on life, expressed through the sheer beauty of the music and poetic texts. The name of the group implies the delicacy and poignancy of music's power to touch us deeply.
All current or former faculty members at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance in Rochester, New York, Gossamer Edge has performed frequently in the Rochester area, on Hochstein's "Spotlight on Faculty" concert series, and on "Live from Hochstein" broadcasts on WXXI 91.5 FM Classical Radio.