This groupmuse happened on Saturday, October 8, at 7:00 PM EDT.

This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert

A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Living Room Concert at Fou Gallery
In-person Concert

Living Room Concert at Fou Gallery

Bedford-Stuyvesant

Sat, October 8, 2016 7:00 PM, EDT

Capacity
30 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Pets
Cats live here

Please join us for a unique concert at our apartment gallery - Fou Gallery, which accompanies our current exhibition Zhai Liang: Living Room. We collaborate with Groupmuse to launch this unique event at the closing party of the exhibition, in the hope of bringing an immersive experience of art and music to you.

Fou Gallery is located in a Brooklyn brownstone building built in the 1910s. With the first floor used as a private residence, and the second floor as an exhibition space, the building retains its original architectural features, such as French shutters, plain-colored blinds, wooden floors, fireplaces, and classic crown-molding. In brownstone buildings, the original use of the second floor, was as the living room, sometimes referred to as the parlor room. Apart from the dining room, it was the most important place for social events, such as receiving guests, holding small indoor performances, and hosting salons.

Currently we are having exhibition Zhai Liang: Living Room. This exhibition aims to restore the original role of the "living room." The gallery’s original white walls are turned into large chalkboard murals by artist Zhai Liang on site at Fou Gallery. These works reveal the artist's thoughts and fantasies surrounding the interchangeability between public and private spaces.

During the exhibition, Fou Gallery plans to invite artists, musicians, dancers and other creative people from all professions to re-imagine the "living room." These future activities will produce greater possibilities to enhance the exhibition, as they will continue to produce inspiration and add fuel to the creative engine.

Program

Isabel Ong Violin
Yu Yu Liu Cello
Bob Donowick Viola

Current Juilliard students bring you the genius young composers of the past.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K. 136 (composed in 1772 - when Mozart was 16)
i. Allegro
ii. Andante
iii. Presto

Dmitri Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Quartet (composed in 1931 - when Shostakovich was 25)
i. Elegy: Adagio
ii. Polka: Allegretto

-Intermission-

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op. 13 (composed in 1827 - when Mendelssohn was 18)
i. Adagio - Allegro vivace
ii. Adagio non lento
iii. Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
iv. Presto - Adagio non lento

The theme of this quartet:
"Is it true that you always wait for me there in the leafy path by the grape arbor and ask the moonlight and the little stars about me? Is it true? What I feel can only be understood by someone who feels it with me, and who will stay forever true to me."

Location

Exact address sent to approved attendees via email.

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Frankthebaldguy, about 6 years ago

I'm 300 feet away in a presumably legal parking spot!! πŸ˜ƒ


Gayla Merrick, about 6 years ago

This was my first group muse event. It was perfectly delightful. The musicians were excellent and it was a treat to visit the Fou Gallery. I look forward to attending more group muse events and hope to host an event at my house.


Fou Gallery, about 6 years ago

Hope you all had a wonderful week, dear all! It was so nice of you to present on Chamber Music Concert in the living room in Fou Gallery on last Saturday evening. Fou Gallery has more events on the way. Please visit http://www.fougallery.com/about/ and sign up to get newsletter from us. For more information, welcome to visit http://www.fougallery.com/ or send email to [email protected]

Looking forward to seeing you again.


Frankthebaldguy, about 6 years ago

I know I'm late! Fou Gallery is an awesome place! The music was perfect! I love the Groupmuse crowd. Mrs Ftbg and I always meet the most awesome people and we hear the most awesome music! πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š


Attendees

Frankthebaldguy
Patricia Chen
Jiaxin Sun
Yao
Livia Gao
Emily cheng
Hao Wu
Mengyao Wang
Shen Chen
Yuan Deng
Yiwen Fan
Qinyun Shao
Gayla Merrick
Thomas Giles
Chenlin Ding
Dave Henk
Ruth Meyler
Jeffrey Lin
Dmitry Price