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Music and Magic: An Aspect Night Out
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Music and Magic: An Aspect Night Out

Lenox Hill

Wed, March 11, 2020 7:30 PM, EDT
(Ticket sales closed Mar 10, 7:30 PM EDT)

8 of 50 tickets still available
Drinking policy
Free drinks provided at this groupmuse
No bathroom at this event
ADA access

As a wee one, first grappling with language, two words I remember nearly always confusing were “musician” and “magician.” At the time, it probably seemed adorable and childish, but looking back on it 25 years later, I think I was on to something. Music is magic: Notes are inscribed upon a page in a coded pattern inscrutable to all but the trained initiate. When the message is decoded, sounds captured centuries ago are suddenly unleashed, a spell is cast, and through a power and process that no scientist can adequately explain, water is suddenly conjured forth and an entire audience can be reduced to tears.

Our wonderful and brilliant friends at the Aspect Chamber Music Series have an evening in store that explores this resonance between music and magic — how magic has for generations and generations been an inspiration for immortal music — and we must be charmed, because we’re invited along for a Night Out!

Like all Aspect evenings, we’ll start with an illustrated talk by thinker/intellectual/word work John Brewer, who’ll lay out a vision for music and magic as one.

And then: rising superstar of the cello, Armenian Narek Hakhnazaryan takes the stage. He won gold some years back at the international and preeminent Tchaikovsky competition. He’s arguably the greatest cellist of the rising generation. Enough said. He’ll be joined by the brilliant pianist Noreen Polera, and together they’ll weave together an evening of pieces *Beethoven, Grieg, Chopin, Fauré and more - all works that find their inspiration in magic.

Tickets to this evening of reverie and rhapsody typically run $45, but our dear friends at Aspect have made a stack available to us for a mere $20!

What’s more — the concert will have free wine and snacks before the performance and at intermission! But these won’t last, so make your move!

And have a great Night Out!


Narek Hakhnazaryan Cello
Noreen Polera Piano

Illustrated talk by John Brewer

Beethoven | Seven Variations on a theme from Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Grieg | Solveig’s Song

Chopin | Polonaise brillante in C major, Op.3

Fauré | Après un rêve

Popper | Dance of the Elves

Grieg | Cello Sonata


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