This groupmuse happened on Friday, March 23, at 7:00 PM EDT.

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The Muse That Screams: Our next Oliomuse at the Strand
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The Muse That Screams: Our next Oliomuse at the Strand

Union Square

Fri, March 23, 2018 7:00 PM, EDT
(Ticket sales closed Mar 23, 11:00 AM EDT)

Drinking policy
Free drinks provided at this groupmuse
Age limit
All guests must be 21
ADA access
Accessible

Host

Groupmuse Superhost

On March 23rd at 7pm, we'll once again gather in the legendary Strand's beautiful Rare Book Room for our third ever Oliomuse. An Oliomuse is when we Massivemuse with ThinkOlio - an organization that's doing for professors what Groupmuse is doing for classical musicians. They bring a professor, we bring the band, and we all share an evening of music, filled out with a disquisition on the cultural, historical, and musical context from which the masterpiece emerged.

And this one is gonna be a real scream. It'll be an in-depth exploration of Dmitri Shostakovich's 8th String Quartet, arguably the most celebrated string quartet of the last century. Written in a frenzy of terror and at the peak of Stalin's totalitarian state, Shosti 8, a maniacal kaleidoscope of beauty and horror, is dedicated to the victims of war and fascism and speaks to themes that are unfortunately as relevant as they ever were.

We'll start with a performance of the piece, which is about 23 minutes long, brought to us by a Juilliard string quartet. Then, returning professor Whitney George will probe deep, daylighting the work's darkest recesses. We'll finish the evening with another full performance of the work, newly furnished with a more profound understand of what the piece stands for and where it comes from, so that it speaks more fully than ever before. Like all of the best art, the string quartet is of such complexity and gravity that it only gets better with more.

It'll be an evening of unmatched power and you've got to be there. SixPoint is sponsoring the evening, so we'll free beer to keep us warm and jolly in the face of such a titanic emotion-scape.

Tickets are $25 (and $20 for supermusers) and Oliomuses always sell out, so get on that!

Program

Yu Yu Liu Cello
Christine Wu Violin/Viola
Benjamin Zannoni Viola

Location

828 Broadway, NY, New York 10003, USA
Apt: The Rare Book Room

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Attendees

Marilyn Macron
Jamie Greenberg
Allison Applebaum
Carlo Prato
Ellen Parodi
Hye Young You
Connie Hum
Maddy Sembler
Shanker Satyanath
Mollie Vandor
Josephine Lau
Jennifer Goodnow
Galia Abramson
Lindsey Martin
Thomas Groll
Daniel Barcelo
Adele Grompone
Alene Rhea
Gerry
Kim Van Atta
Anna Phelan
Jennifer Shaw
Alfheidur Saemundsson
Caroline Chan
Rose Wang
Euka Maria
Helene Herman
Sung Jin
William Powers
Channy Kong
Sandy Hsiao
Adrian Silver
Sue Miller
Flavia Grilli
Paul Gunther
Sheena Ozaki
Herb Harris
Paloma de Juan Gonzalez
John Chappell
Roel Tempelaar
Kiana Amirahmadi
Mengyao Wang
Keerti Bothra
Elaine Chung
Tim Hosking
Glen Silverman
Owen Davis
Jonathan DePeri Groupmuse Superhost
Grace Barrett
Laura Jean Goldberg
Natasha Lezhen
Hannah Esty
Elizabeth Bowling
Anna Nican
Robert Castellano
Gemma Stirrup
Michel Bassens
Rebekah Hodge
Antonio Rosenfeld
Julian Ranetunge
Peggy O'Shea
Zachary Newton
Sasha Milshteyn
Jonathan Rosenthal
Natascha Patterson
Gayla Merrick
Alon Honig
Ian Hunter
Henry Zhang
Brandon Jang
Hersh Sahai
Jon R
Tonya Juge
Phoebe Stierhoff
Christine Mana
Harinath Amarnath
James Arnett
Malinee Fawcett
Alexander Kelly
Jacob Keith
Pierre-Etienne Fiquet
Teddy Cha
Brendan Brust
Erin Mee
Adam Hussein
Kristen Zwicker
Marcela Schaefer
Frederica Blum
Jonathan Yip
Olga Greco
Samuel Yelton
Elizabeth Cutrone
Henry Lucken
Lisa Liu
Lynn Liu
Aileen Kim
Andrew Wolinsky