This groupmuse happened on Saturday, May 20, at 7:30 PM EDT.

This is a Groupmuse Picnic Concert

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

Peridot Green: Cello and Flowerpots
Picnic Concert

Peridot Green: Cello and Flowerpots

Upper West Side, New York

Sat, May 20, 2017 7:30 PM, EDT

1 of 20 spot still available
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
No bathroom at this event
Dogs and cats live here
ADA access


Bach cello suite
John Cage, "Child of Tree"
Caroline Shaw, "Boris Kerner"

We host a seasonal art salon, Peridot Green, and love having Groupmuse musicians to help us celebrate events. We have a small garden and some animals.

For Cello and Flowerpots, we welcome cellist Mosa Tsay, accompanied by a percussionist on flowerpots.


Mosa Tsay Cello
Tony Guarino Percussion

We are super stoked to present a program that is ROOTED in the music of plants. The April showers definitely brought May flower...pots! The evening in the garden will begin with some throwBACH to when cellists didn't play with percussionists.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
....Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Bourrees I & II
VI. Gigue

John Cage (1912-1992)
....Child of Tree (1975)
*featuring amplified cactus and various plants. Tony will be playing the spines of the cactus, and the sounds will be picked up by a contact microphone.

Kaija Saariaho (1952-)
...Petals for Cello

Caroline Shaw (1982-)
....Boris Kerner for Cello and Flowerpots (2012)

This is the second of two groupmuses in which we present the Caroline Shaw and John Cage pieces.


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Vi C., about 6 years ago

Thank you Laura for making your lovely place available for a wonderful evening. That was a great time!
Thanks so much Tony and Mosa for all the excellently chosen music and so knowledgeable about the music they played and the idea they share. I learned and enjoyed so much by listening.
Mosa, what a pleasure to hear you play and talk about the music with you. Hopefully I will get another chance to watch your perform.

Laura G., about 6 years ago

Such a magical night: thank you again to Mosa, Thomas, and all our guests!


Vi C.
James C.
Benjamin D.
Lauren C.
Malaika M.
Anne K.
Mollie L.
Ana Paula C.
Eliot J.