This groupmuse happened on Thursday, December 24, at 2:00 PM EST.

This is a Groupmuse Virtual Premiere

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

Christmas Eve with Benedict Kloeckner
Virtual Premiere

Christmas Eve with Benedict Kloeckner

New York

Thu, December 24, 2020 2:00 PM, EST

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


Groupmuse Superhost

NOTE: Due to a minor scheduling conflict, we need to move the groupmuse to an hour earlier. Apologies for the change and we'll see you at 2pm ET!

Benedict Kloeckner is one of the sublime cellists of our age. He’s readied a performance bookended by two of the mega-masterworks for his instrument — Bach’s 1st and 6th Cello Suites. Between these two revelations are a couple of new works — one channeling sounds from South Africa’s legendary township Soweto by composer Bongani Ndodana-Breen, and the other a piece by celebrated Boston-Mexican composer José Elizondo.

Both this performance and our Budu Christmas have been generously underwritten by a small community of patrons — so all of the money raised for this groupmuse will go to the Groupmuse Foundation and will be fully tax-deductible.

We’ll see you there!


Benedict Kloeckner Cello

Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite No.1 BWV 1007

Bongani Ndodana-Breen (Boston/ South Africa)
Soweto Cello Riffs (2020)

Jose Elizondo ( Boston/ Mexico)
“Under starry Sky “ (2020)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite No. 6 BWV 1012


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Groupmuse, about 2 years ago

Hi all,

Due to a minor scheduling conflict, Benedict, the cellist for the groupmuse, needs to move the performance an hour earlier. Apologies for the change, and we'll see you tomorrow at 2pm EST!

All best,
Team Groupmuse


Anne Halpern
Anna Kim
Avani Wildani
Stephen Wang
Debra Smith
Roger Valade
Helle Bovensmann
Jose Elizondo
Susan P.Gardner
Mickey Oclavin
Nellie Kurtzman
Anne Brennan
Elizabeth Hessler
Joan Miller
Shobi Syd
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Elana Smith
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Danielle Kramer
Dwight Bell
David Harris
Nathan Henninger
Susan Grant
Lindsay Brownell
Natalia Pavlova
Helen Beekman
Elizabeth Gilmore
Benedict Wagstaff
Monika Pauli
Howard R. Spendelow
Zach Lambert
Elizabeth Simmons
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Fred Hochberg
Christie Maccallum
Pei Chang
Patricio Mendez
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