This groupmuse happened on Friday, August 4, at 7:00 PM.

Fri, August 4, 2017, 7:00 PM

Lower East Side, Manhattan

Massivemuses are extra big, extra special groupmuses organized by the Groupmuse team.




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Free drinks provided
at this groupmuse
All guests
must be 21



192nd-time host

Groupmuse and Think Olio (the Groupmuse of education)* are teaming up to present a new phenomenon called the Oliomuse, where we combine the magic of Groupmuse with the power of Think Olio.

We'll be hearing a dual lecture/musical performance to bring the history of the string quartet to life in BOTH our ears and our minds. Whitney George, professor at Brooklyn College Conservatory (+conductor +composer), will be walking us through an exploration of the development of the string quartet starting during the late Baroque period and taking us through to the 21st century. She will be dissecting in detail the musical intricacies of each seminal work discussed, to discover the thread that weaves disparate pieces into a cohesive narrative.

Interspersed throughout her lecture will be movements from and fragments of string quartet pieces that musically illustrate the lecture, performed live as we progress along this musical journey together. The string quartet will be performing pieces by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, Bartok, and more.

There will be free beer sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery at this event, so come snag a spot on the floor to relax and enjoy the warmth and double stimulation of this live music lecture!

**A note about our wonderful friends: Think Olio is bringing education to the masses by connecting lifelong learners with lectures and education events normally reserved for the university setting. Think Olio exists as a conduit for fruitful discussions, a dissent from the regurgitation of facts, and a distributor of new perspectives. Check them out here.



Mitch Lyon


Matt Consul
Viola, Violin, Mandolin


Chelsea Starbuck Smith

Select movements from the following string quartets:

Haydn, Op. 33 No. 5 ("How Do You Do")

Mozart, Op. 10 No. 3 ("The Hunt")

Beethoven, Op 127

Ravel, String Quartet

Bartok, String Quartet No. 4

George Crumb, Black Angels


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