This groupmuse happened on Saturday, October 31, at 3:00 PM EDT.

This is a Groupmuse Virtual Premiere

An online debut of exceptionally crafted pre-recorded content, coupled with musician + audience videochat.

Halloween Minifestival: Tony and Yannick
Virtual Premiere

Halloween Minifestival: Tony and Yannick


Sat, October 31, 2020 3:00 PM, EDT

100 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks

To soften the blow of a socially-distant Halloween weekend, and to ease anxiety born of the looming election day, we're organizing a packed weekend of top flight musicians for a Halloween Weekend Groupmuse Minifestival! And we're so grateful that so many of our oldest and dearest Groupmuse comrades are showing up for it.

For our Saturday matinee performance, we've got the brilliant French-Malagsi pianist Yannick Rafalimanana alongside the internationally renowned cellist Tony Rymer on the docket. Yannick played at literally the first groupmuse there every was, and Tony played countless groupmuses in those early Boston days. They've both moved to Berlin, but this virtual moment means we can all be together again!

The centerpiece of the program is Ludwig Van Beethoven's Second Cello Sonata, paired with Gabriel Fauré's Romance and Manuel De Falla's Popular Songs.

The performance will be a Premiere of a video recording made specially for our community, and, angels that they are Tony and Yannick have generously donated the performance so that all money raised goes to the Groupmuse Foundation so we can continue doing our important work.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Yannick Rafalimanana Piano And Melodica
Tony Rymer Cellist

Ludwig Van Beethoven
Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2

  1. Adagio sostenuto e espressivo – Allegro molto più tosto presto
  2. Rondo. Allegro

Gabriel Fauré
Romance in A Maj. Op. 69

Manuel De Falla
Six Spanish Popular Songs
1. El Paño Moruno
2. Nana
3. Canción
4. Polo
5. Asturiana
6. Jota


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Mosa Tsay Emcee
Polyphony Education
Philip Chan
Cheri Robartes
Anne Brennan
Joël Rafalimanana
Matthias von Hülsen
Henry Mei
Aviad Meitar
David Harris
Ben Fisher
Barbara Bach
Jane Kim
Cindy Hickox
Alberto Bietti
Bill Moulder
Judith Felsten
Daniel Greenhouse
Rachel Dunsmoor
Kevin Hylant
Dinah Bodkin
Elaine Bernstein
Stephen Kaye