This groupmuse happened on Saturday, October 3, at 5:30 PM EDT.

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🎉 Groupmuse Foundation Launchmuse! 🎈
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🎉 Groupmuse Foundation Launchmuse! 🎈

Sat, October 3, 2020 5:30 PM, EDT

As you've probably heard, Groupmuse just launched a 501c3 nonprofit called the Groupmuse Foundation to help safeguard our passage through the Pandemic and beyond so that we can support and uplift an ever-growing community of classical musicians in these perilous times for this beloved art form. We're humbled and proud to say that since the start of COVID, we've organized more than 300 live virtual concerts and we've earned musicians more than $150,000.

You can read the announcement blog here.

Because this is such a watershed moment for this organization, we're OF COURSE throwing a groupmuse to celebrate the launch. We'll gather beforehand for a toast together, then enjoy a medley of highlights from some of the finest Groupmuse performances of the COVID era.

All contributions to the evening will be to the Groupmuse Foundation (and tax-deductible), and we ask that if you can afford to contribute, consider doing so generously to light the way through this crisis and back to the living room when public health allows.

Musicians, hosts, community members - please join us!

This event is about celebration and gratitude. Gratitude to the Groupmuse community for coming through with your generosity, and RSVPs through the years. Gratitude to the Groupmuse musicians for pouring your heart out into your music. Gratitude to the hosts for providing the spaces (living room or virtual) for the magic to be possible.

This event will be from 5:30pm ET - 6:30pm ET, and then we'll sign off to head to any of the groupmuses going on in the evening.

  • Feel free to dress up in your favorite PARTY attire.
  • Bring yourself, and your favorite cocktail/mocktail/beer/tea!

Can't wait to celebrate Groupmuse's SEVEN years of music with you all!

Program

Max Tan Violin
Ekaterina Skliar Mandolin & Domra

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Mosa Tsay, about 1 year ago

Hi all,

Looking forward to seeing you at the Launchmuse in about an hour. (Please check the event page for the Zoom link when it's time to log on!)

Bring yourself, your favorite drink, and feel free to throw on your favorite party outfit. We're celebrating today! 

Our Groupmuse drink expert wanted to share these recipes, in case you have a full bar or measure at home:

1) Cocktail: **"Viola. Viola. Viola!"** (Inspired by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plpqb4jqHkU)
(aka Classic Whisky Sour)
2oz bourbon
1oz lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
1/2oz orange juice
1/2oz 2:1 simple syrup (make this ahead of time and refrigerate, 1 c sugar, 1/2 c water)
1 egg white
optional: 2 dashes orange bitters
optional: garnish with luxardo cherry and orange slice
Pour bourbon, lemon, orange, simple, egg white, and optional bitters into shaker and dry shake until foamy.  Add plentiful ice and shake again to chill.  Pour into glass and garnish with optional cherry and orange.

2) Mocktail: **"I'll Be Bach"** (aka Strawberry-Mint Lemonade Spritzer)
3 strawberries
6 mint leaves
1 oz lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
1 oz 1:1 simple syrup
4 oz lemon seltzer
optional: garnish with strawberry slice
Muddle strawberries and mint in simple syrup in the bottom of glass. Add lemon, ice, and seltzer. Stir. Garnish with optional strawberry slice.

See you soon,
Mosa


Jim Stauffer, about 1 year ago

Thanks, Mosa!
Looking forward to hearing today's players share favorite recipes from their own "bars" (ouch).


Mosa Tsay, about 1 year ago

Hi all,

Thank you all so much for joining tonight! Such an affirmation, such a joy to all be together.

Here’s the set list from tonight:
Beethoven - String Quartet Op. 18, No. 4 (3rd movement)
Schubert - Rondeau Brillant, Op. 895
Dvorak - Piano Trio in F Minor, Op. 65
Piazzolla - St. Louis en L'ile

(We’re still a bit short of our $5k goal for the evening - to be matched by the wonderful Bunny Beekman - so if you haven’t gotten a chance to give to the Groupmuse Foundation, please consider doing so!)

See you at a groupmuse soon!
Sam and Mosa


Hosts

Mosa Tsay Co-host
Christos Vayenas Co-host
Bexx Rosenbloom Co-host
Kyle Schmolze Co-host
Scott Garlinger Co-host

Attendees

Alberto Bietti
Schuyler Grant
Sarah Holmes
Niyant Dalal
Laura Munich
Dan Slavin
Linda Vallee
Karen Lichtig
Phillip Boisvert
Brenton Weyi
Lindsey Neilsson Angelats
Tracy
Jacob Picheny
Kristine Chuang
Mona Chang
Mike Fewel
Richard Hartung
Charles Huang
Bernard Friedland
Stine H
David H Groupmuse Superhost
Jennifer Laursen
Ojan Mobedshahi
Alex Rubin
Ben Fisher
Natanya Cooper
Isabella Tang
Columba Genubath
Samiron Ray
Mark Zitter
Jen Mathers
Joseph Boyle
Mary Pelletier
Cayla Miller
Carol V Greene
Bella Music
Hannah Rodeno
Emma Lee
Philip foster
Brian Bugh
Juan Robles-Gil Aleman
Ronn McFarlane
Jon Welsh
Elizabeth Clark
TBD
A'ron Charles
Sylvia V
Rebecca Davies
Donna Armentano
Lisa Tannebaum
Dominique Symonette
Daniel Zinn
Brittney Allen
Xianbin yin
Sasha Ono
Marla
Rebecca Fitzhugh
Elizabeth Wallace
David Villegas
Lela Ng Vasile
Valenice Castronovo
Sonia Lee
Peter Ko
Audrey Chen
Minda Borun
William Kenlon
Theo Logian
Olivia BW
Benjamin Kronk
Manisha Verma
Louis Arques
Vivien Kwok
Josh Henderson
Deborah Schull
Samuel Kaplan
Louis Schwartz
Steven Romeo
Douglas M
Bruce Russell
Helen Spirer
Kathy Jaken
Kate Mierzwinski
Ed Baskerville
Mark Aikele
Vic Ferrer
Peter C
Haisam Ido
Julie Thompson-Dobkin (She/Her)
Jeffery chan
Alexa Cummins
Hannah Esty
Janet Sweeney
Charles Mokotoff
Pamela Geiger
Frank Bell
Christina Ordóñez
Adrienne Rosenblatt
Helen M Waters
Leslie Whipkey
Pawel
Davis Butner
Molly Sender
Alex Gourley
Jennifer Anderson
Miriam Petruck
Pedro d’Avila
Alan Thompson
Aurora Milas
Hsiu Chang
Elizabeth Langer
Donald McDonough
Dave Henk
Linda Sum
Solomon Rosenberg
Elizabeth Walter
Allessandra Rose Johnson
Jamie DeRuyter
I-Chin Chiang
Filiz hatip
Kevin Bruce
Leslie Chan
Damir Price
Gabrielle Toscano
Sylva Etian
Tracy Lee
Marya Weissberg
Saad
Olivia Rutler
Fred Diengott
Patrice leonetti
Maribeth Flynn
Santiago Arboleda
Yuliya Linhares
Jmgaunce
Ernesto Ghinaglia
Tina Murray
Linda Owen
Angelica Botello
Frederic Chiu
Aurora
Francisco Andres Quiroz
Lynda Tutt
Rémi
Hannah Taylor
Liza X
Michele Baxter
Max Grigorev
Lisa Tannebaum
Kayli Berutich
Davinica Nemtzow
Axel Hoffer
Barbara Grabias
Nicole Maria Hoffschneider
Lilia Zheltova
Erin Mellott
Stephanie Gonzales
Jerimiah Stephen Otto
Emily Costa
Karen Orso
Wes Boudreau
Shari Rosenbloom
Christos Vayenas
Bexx Rosenbloom
Ezra Weller
Dwight Bell
Kyle Schmolze
Judith Chasin
Cynthia Lyons Weichelt
Lesi Mei
Dara Hankins
Andrew Oswinkle
Ben Linder
Barbara Bach
Joan Harrison
Connie Philipp
Lindsay Brownell
David Harris
Marcia Settel
Sarah Armstrong
Viki Bok
Howard R. Spendelow
Galo Soto
Lisa Spector
Judy Cress
Brian Gray
Gerrie Schmidt
Daniel Roest
Pianiste de Montréal
Eliot Jenkins
Evan Dorsky
Dylan Jackson
Victoria Moy
Pam Letourneau
Aditi Rao
Nancy Jacobsen
Noam Naveh
David Post
Howard Schranz
John W. Warren
Leslie Bateman
Alan Primason
Kathe williamson
Jo Ann Neusner
Liz Hogg
Geisa Dutra
Sheldon
Jim Stauffer
Bill Rudiak
Lisa lawley
Sanjay Chanda
Reiko Green
Diana Whipple
Michael Partington
Marjorie vai
De'Siree N. Reeves
Dinah Bodkin
Philip Friedel
Helen Beekman
Danielle Kramer
Marvin Wolfthal
Elana Christiansen
Elizabeth Vagenas
Jill Beatrice Hartman
Adam Lasnik
Debbi Ricks
Linda gottesman
Sheri Richardson
Lauryn Chun
Phoebe Plank
Emily Chen
Deb Schuback
Jokudasai
Wendy jackson
Jennifer Hsu
Lawrence Price
Yesid Carvajal
Claudia OrtiZ
Marty Zack
Dan Couch
Ryan I
Christian Guirreri
Rich Carreiro
Michael Spoodis
Tony Schemmer
Bipin Aurora
Graziella Reis-Trani
Karen Karen
Jean Brubaker
Meredith A Hullar
Renee Martine-Tebow
Lynda Feldman
Glen
Sotion
Allison Vaughn
Nancy Hull
Ian Winter
Mugoux
Jess Longbotham
Barb Demere
Frances Park
Jonathan tel
Bobbi Shippey
Eliz
Emily Oing
Sarah Guynn
Gabriel Coronado
Chantel
TC Von
Deborah Hiatt
Dorothy Schuster
Treonna Carter
Milo Klise
Ashley Kim
Amy Ramnarine
Megan Koch
Priscilla Hankins