This groupmuse happened on Saturday, May 30, at 7:30 PM EDT.

This is a livestreaming Groupmuse Virtual Concert

A live virtual performance with community videochat and a Q&A with the artists.

Cello van Beethoven with Groupmuse Vintage: A Massivemuse
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Cello van Beethoven with Groupmuse Vintage: A Massivemuse

Sat, May 30, 2020 7:30 PM, EDT

Host

Groupmuse Superhost

No longer bounded by space and borders, and at the dawn of an entirely new era for Groupmuse, we’re gratefully afforded the chance to work and share with all of the friends who made Groupmuse what it is throughout the years of this journey. Though our paths have led us all to different places, this virtual moment is something of a grand reunion, when we can all be together again and collectively imagine and rebuild the practice of this art form into an unknown future.

And so, for this Saturday’s Massivemuse, we’ve got two of the oldest and most venerable Groupmuse icons: Boston-born cellist Tony Rymer and French-Malagasi pianist Yannick Rafalimanana. Rafalimanana played the first groupmuse there ever was — back in January of 2013 (as well as countless others since then and all over the country), and Tony Rymer held it down for innumerable string quartets in those first wild years in Boston. Now, over 7 years later, they’re roommates in Berlin and they’re ready to beam back across the pond.

It should also be noted that they’re both prize-winning musicians of the highest calibre - with Rymer taking first at both the Washington International Competition and the Sphinx Competition, and they’re preparing for us an evening of The Goods… Ludwig Van’s Goods:

Two of Beethoven’s celestial cello sonatas are on the beating heart of the program - no. 4 op. 102/1 and arguably the crown jewel of the entire cello sonata rep - his 3rd, op. 69. And, masters of programming that Yannick and Tony are, these hefty mammoth masterworks are thoughtfully balanced by a Fauré Romance to open the first half and a Tchaikovsky waltz to open the second.

After the feast, we’ll meet in the after-Zoom for a Q&A to dream about the New Age and reminisce about the old times.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Program

Tony Rymer Cellist
Yannick Rafalimanana Piano And Melodica

Faure Romance
Beethoven Cello Sonata #4

Tchaikovsky Valse Sentimentale
Beethoven Cello Sonata #3

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Yannick Rafalimanana, almost 2 years ago

I would like to thank everyone who attended our first online groupmuse. It was a truly great experience, and for me, the zoom chat post concert really made it feel like a real groupmuse!
Thank you Sam and Christos for making it happen!
We plan to do more Beethoven sonatas for groupmuse with Tony, so stay tuned! Be Safe and Healthy!
Yannick


Attendees

Anne Wigglesworth
Ivy A Turner
JANET L BRITCHER
Tommy Boynton
Magda Kaczmarska
William Stevens
Debra Zanewich
Marty Brounstein
Vania Georgieva
Emily Anne Xander
Richard Barczinski
Rebecca Sayles
Laura and John Antonishak (2)
Helena Thornley
Tristan Willman
David Strubbe
Robert Schwartz
Karen Primack
Brett Kaplan
Amanda Strawhacker
Karen Greene
Alyssa Persing
Carole Grossman
Shellby Foster
Rebecca Drennan
Patricia Soung
Alex Morrison
Celeste LeCompte
Ginny Christensen
Katherine Sturrock
Sylvia Rosenfeld
Valenice Castronovo
Janette
VIcky Katz
Mary Louise Pauli
Robert A. Schafer
Margie Goulding
Leah Samuel
Tzynya Pinchback
Katie Hughes
Peter Chang
Laraine Lippe
Tina Kafka
Lisa
Paul Cohen
Patrick Collins
Susan Mansell
Betty Chung
Paula Farrington
David Ropero Rendon
Cyd Slotoroff
Susanna Fiore
Rachael Foggo
Satomi Hofmann
Steven Wang
Julianna Nagy
Byron Fiman
David Borden
Anne Gauldin
Marcia Fox
Karin Tate
Janene Miller
James Periconi
Katherine Weaver
Stephanie Feinberg
Susan Steinhardt
Emma Johnson
William Reus
Elliot Rosen
Ruth Trailer
Isabel Vondermuhll
Judith Landon
Lani Adler
Rick Whitaker
Mini Liu
Halida Dinova
Lisa lawley
Susan Grant
Shari Moore
Barbara Chaapel
Adena Staben
Beatrice Kovasznay
Dorothy Read
JUDY GECKELER
Beverly Brooks
Victoria Moy
David Harris
Joy Getzenberg
Judith Chasin
Bill Moulder
MTM
Tracy D
Susie Palfreyman
Shonagh McVean
Annette Baker
Paula Chasan
Sarah Jane Horton
Dinah Bodkin
Monika Pauli
Judy Anderson Castellano
Ruth Anne Cionca
Erin Sizer
Andrea R.
Lori Kaplan
Liz Hays
Stephanie Grant Knauer
Kevin J merry
Jon Hiatt
Brian Gray
Meg Zajicek
Rosemary Hoffmann
Megan
Rachel Hope
Reiko Green
Sara Sadownik
Rachel Dunsmoor
Howard R. Spendelow
Katie Schwartzstein
Ayushi Gummadi
Laurilyn Jones
Janet Leonards
Art Chang
Elliot Glickler
Whitney Stewart
Mary Vinquist
Haisam Ido
Dimitra Pouli
Kathe Williamson
Kay LaBanca
Liz Mayer
Jonathan Dworkin
Deborah Segel
Elizabeth Nichols
Eliezer Richmond
FILOMENA
Kim Gold
Merle siiro
Ethan Balk
Laurel Santmire
Kristy Carroll
Catherine shavell
Jan Wyma
Eva c
Tom Wetmore
Magda Ramirez
Maria Rivera
Gabriel Coronado
Janet Schulman
Elaine Bernstein
Jane Rosenof
Stephen Kaye
Dana Gallo
Jo-Ann Davis-Valz