This groupmuse happened on Tuesday, October 13, at 7:00 PM EDT.
Living room

This is an Indoor Groupmuse.

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

Avant-Harp & Cards [at Laralyn's]
Indoor Concert

Avant-Harp & Cards [at Laralyn's]

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Tue, October 13, 2015 7:00 PM, EDT

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

Alright folks, it's time to mix things up.

This next Groupmuse is going to feature <a href="">Lilac 94</a>, two harpists who play contemporary and avant-garde harp music, in addition to the classical chamber repertoire.

Their program will feature several composers who wrote music specifically for the harp: Bret Bohman, Carlos Salzedo, Bernard Andres, and a few others.

Since this is a Tuesday night, I figure we can make this a relatively low-key Groupmuse with a twist.

I just got a new deck of <b><i>circus-themed</b></i> playing cards, and invite anyone who knows any card tricks [or is learning a new card trick] to christen my new deck with a touch of magic.

<b>I also recently received my Kickstarter reward for backing <a href="">Exploding Kittens</a></b>, and invite anyone who is into kittens and exploding things and laser beams <i>and sometimes goats</i> to stick around and play a few rounds after the music winds down.


Lilac 94 Harp Duo

The program may change slightly, but we're looking at something like this:

  • Bernard Andres (b. 1941): Dyades
  • Bret Bohman (b. 1982): Swirl (2015)
  • Bret Bohman (b. 1982): Foglifter (2015)
  • Daniel Morel (b. 1981): KC Blue (2015)
  • Mithoon (arr. Christina Brier): Tum Hi Ho
  • Carlos Salzedo (1885-1961): Pentacle (1928)
  • George Gershwin (arr. Stanley Chaloupka): Suite from Porgy and Bess (1934)


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Laralyn Mowers, almost 6 years ago

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone tonight! Since it's Tuesday, this isn't going to be a late night. Doors at 7pm, music at 7:30pm. See you all soon!!


Kathryn Sloat, almost 6 years ago

Thank you to Laralyn for having us and helping us haul our harps up and down three flights of stairs! You were amazing and we had so much fun!


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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