This groupmuse happened on Friday, September 25, at 8:30 PM EDT.
Living room

This is an Indoor Groupmuse.

A live, in-person performance in a host's living room or another intimate venue.

Cocktail-Muse at Laralyn's (Take Two)
Indoor Concert

Cocktail-Muse at Laralyn's (Take Two)

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Fri, September 25, 2015 8:30 PM, EDT

30 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Age limit
All guests must be 21

Alright folks. It's time for another cocktail party and violin showdown,

Those of you who came to my ABC's Groupmuse will remember Clara Yoon and Igor Pikayzen. Anyone unfamiliar with the Juliard violin duet should definitely check them out. They fuggen rock.

Clara and Igor have agreed to come back for a "take two." They'll play some flashy duet pieces -- like they do -- and they'll also take turns battling out some virtuosic solo pieces (program TBA).

In keeping with the previous theme, I'll provide the following:
- 1 bottle St George Absinthe
- 1 bottle of Vida Mezcal
- 1 bottle of Aperol

You'll bring an awesome cocktail ingredient to share:
- A staple spirit (gin, whiskey, cognac, whatever!)
- Perhaps an aperitif or interesting mixer ingredient (fernet, rose syrup, pear brandy, get creative!)
- Something else, I don't know, have fun with this!

We'll make drinks, consume drinks, share drinks (if you've never had absinthe the traditional way, I'll show you how), and listen to awesome violin music together.

I propose using the comments section to communicate ingredients folks are bringing to avoid duplication.


Clara Haneul Yoon Violinist Based In Nyc!


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Laralyn Mowers, almost 6 years ago

Hey Everyone. I'm looking forward to hosting you all, and Clara and Igor, on Friday! I have a few housekeeping requests [from my landlords, who live downstairs].

I've been asked to escort every guest in and out of the building to personally ensure the outer door gets locked. That basically means to just let me know when you're leaving so I can follow you down and lock the door behind you.

I've also been asked to request folks don't congregate in the hallway, or outside the building, and to just be conscious of voice levels (sound travels in these old brownstones).

Last request is, we can make a shoe pile at the bottom of the stairs to keep NYC streets outside. :)

Sorry for the rules, but I want to keep my landlords happy so I can keep hosting these events!

See you all soon!!


Marc Mosteirin, almost 6 years ago

Any specific liquid needs bringin?


Laralyn Mowers, almost 6 years ago

You guys, as always, were over the top. Loved having you all back at my place. Great energy, great cocktails, great conversations. Thanks for coming!

Thank you to Clara and Igor for a fantastic and virtuosic performance (again). The last two pieces especially -- the Bach piece and Paganini's Caprice were so good! I'm looking forward to next time!

And thanks to everyone for helping to keep my landlords happy. :)


Stefania Druga, almost 6 years ago

Lovely experience like always


Laralyn Mowers, over 5 years ago

You're probably all aware of Groupmuse's Kickstarter campaign, which is aiming to raise $100k to cover operational costs of maintaining Groupmuse in New York, San Francisco, and Boston next year -- and launching Groupmuse in an additional city with every additional $100k raised. If you've wanted to support the campaign, but haven't yet pledged, I want to let you know about an option to stretch your contribution even further.

I recently started working for a foundation that primarily funds social justice initiatives, but also helps organizations that support the arts via a matching gifts program. They match employee donations 3:1, meaning if I donate $250 they will contribute $750, growing my donation to $1,000. If you are interested in contributing to the "Grow My Groupmuse Fund", reach out to me at [email protected].

Happy Holidays!



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