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This groupmuse happened on Sunday, April 24, at 3:30 PM PDT.

This is an outdoor Groupmuse

A live in-person performance in a backyard or another outdoor space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Celestial Strings In A Heavenly Setting

Celestial Strings In A Heavenly Setting

Mid City, Los Angeles

Sun, April 24, 2022 3:30 PM, PDT

0 of 15 spots available
Vaccine policy
Bring proof of COVID vaccination with booster
Testing policy
COVID testing not required
This is an outdoor event
Mask policy
Masks are not required
Greeter checks
Greeter will confirm safety precautions
If you feel sick, stay home
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Age limit
All guests must be 21
Bathroom available
ADA access


Emily C. Safety Guardian

Welcome! We happily gather to welcome this String quartet to our sylvan patio in the middle of the city. Sip a glass of water or wine, close your eyes and let your thoughts soar with the music.

What's the music?

David Lee Ruest Violin, Viola
Michelle Kim
Luke Santonastaso (he/him)

"Chamber music is ultimately a conversation without words. As musicians, we talk to each other through our dynamics and articulations, and we give voice to composers whose music inspires us to gather in the same room and play." - Caroline Shaw 

Our program explores how different composers influence each other, from 18th century Viennese composers Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven, to contemporary American composer Caroline Shaw. 

In Shaw's own words, her work Blueprint “began its life as a harmonic reduction — a kind of floor plan — of Beethoven's string quartet Op. 18 No. 6." Both Beethoven's Op. 18 No. 6 and Haydn's Op. 77 No. 2 were written between 1798 and 1800 and commissioned by the same patron, Joseph Franz von Lobkowitz. Beethoven's final Op. 18 quartet pays homage in both texture and theme to "Papa" Haydn, who is often thought of as “the father of the string quartet." Haydn's Op. 77 No. 2 was also the composer’s final string quartet, and has inspired Shaw's other string quartet compositions. Be sure to catch how each composer playfully pays tribute to the others through humorous quotations imbedded within their own music.

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18, No. 6
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 77, No. 2
Shaw: Blueprint


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Toby H., over 1 year ago

Please advise hosts if you are bringing a Plus One to ensure adequate seating. Thanks


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