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

Fri, March 23, 2018, 7:00 PM
(Sales closed Mar 23, 11:00 AM)

Union Square

A Groupmuse Massivemuse

Epic classical music throwdowns in unexpected spaces.

$25

Regular
tickets

$20

Tickets for
Supermusers
Drinks
Free drinks provided
at this groupmuse
Identification
All guests
must be 21
Accessible

Host

Center

Groupmuse
287th-time host

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!


Music

Center

Christine Wu
Violin/Viola

Center

Yu Yu Liu
Cello

Yes

Benjamin Zannoni
Viola


Attendees

Center

Robert Castellano

Center

Connie Hum

Center

Josephine Lau

Center

Jon R

Center

Tonya Juge

Center

Alfheidur Saemundsson

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Center

Gemma Stirrup

Center

Anna Nicanorova

Center

Galia Abramson

Center

Elizabeth Bowling

Center

Paloma de Juan Gonzalez

Center

Hannah Esty

Center

Natasha Lezhen

Center

Grace Barrett

Center

Hersh Sahai

Center

Roel Tempelaar

Center

Laura Jean Goldberg

Center

Jonathan DePeri

Center

Jennifer Goodnow

Center

Glen Silverman

Center

Owen Davis

Center

Tim Hosking

Center

Elaine Chung

Center

Brandon Jang

Center

Euka Beloria

Center

Mengyao Wang

Center

Keerti Bothra

Center

Rebekah Hodge

Center

Sandy Hsiao

Center

Tian Xing Zhang

Center

Kiana Amirahmadi

Center

Ellen Parodi

Center

Maddy Sembler

Center

Ian Hunter

Center

Shanker Satyanath

Center

John Chappell

Center

Alon Honig

Center

[email protected] Sue Miller

Center

Sheena Ozaki

Center

Paul Gunther

Center

Michel Bassens

Center

Hye Young You

Center

Herb Harris

Center

Flavia Grilli

Center

Mollie Vandor

Center

Adrian Silver

Center

Lindsey Martin

Center

Gayla Merrick

Center

Channy Kong

Center

Caroline Chan

Center

William Powers

Center

Anna Phelan

Center

Allison Applebaum

Center

Gerry and Laura Khermouch

Center

Sung Jin

Center

Thomas Groll

Center

Marilyn Macron

Center

Natascha Patterson

Center

Peggy O'Shea

Center

Helene Herman

Center

Jonathan Rosenthal

Center

Antonio Rosenfeld

Center

Alene Rhea

Center

Adele Grompone

Center

Daniel Barcelo

Center

Julian Ranetunge

Center

Zachary Newton

Center

Kim Van Atta

Center

Sasha Milshteyn

Center

Carlo Prato

Center

Rose Wang

Center

Peiharn Chen

Yes

Brendan Brust

Yes

Adam Hussein

Yes

Jacob Keith

Yes

Pierre-Etienne Fiquet

Yes

Jamie Greenberg

Yes

Teddy Cha

Yes

Kristen Zwicker

Yes

Phoebe Stierhoff

Yes

Erin Mee

Yes

Marcela Schaefer

Yes

Frederica Blum

Yes

Jonathan Yip

Yes

Andrew Wolinsky

Yes

Olga Greco

Yes

Christine Mana

Yes

James Arnett

Yes

Samuel Yelton

Yes

Alexander Kelly

Yes

Elizabeth Cutrone

Yes

Henry Lucken

Yes

Aileen Kim

Yes

Harinath Amarnath

Yes

Malinee Fawcett

Yes

Lisa Liu

Yes

Lynn Liu


Location

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



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