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Broken Hearts and Masterworks: A Night Out with the Aspect Foundation
Groupmuse Night Out

Broken Hearts and Masterworks: A Night Out with the Aspect Foundation

Upper East Side

Tue, October 16, 2018 7:30 PM, EDT
(Ticket sales closed Oct 16, 2:00 PM EDT)

50 of 100 tickets still available
Drinking policy
Free drinks provided at this groupmuse
No bathroom at this event
ADA access


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The body of music we celebrate at Groupmuse is vast and proliferating — stretching across a thousands years of creation and all of Europe and then the world, it’s hard to know where to begin. The beloved Aspect Foundation has a unique and profound approach — blending scholarly inquiry with music making at the highest level, a full program will explore one creative impulse from a number of different perspectives. And, for their season opener, they want us to join for a Groupmuse Night Out! So — it’s back to the GLORIOUS Bohemian Hall we go!

The aspect of creation we’ll spend the evening on this time around is that of love, unrequited. We open with an illustrated talk by historical musicologist Nicholas Chong to set the scene. The Zemlinsky Quartet will then treat us to Antonín Dvořák’s dream of a song-cycle Cypresses, inrpisred by his love for Josefína Čermáková, and exquisitely arranged by the composer himself for string quartet years after she broke his heart.

Then, together, we experience Leoš Janáček’s Intimate Letters — a howling, shattering masterpiece unlike any other and, in the humble opinion of this writer, the 20th century’s greatest string quartet, written at the end of Janacek’s life as he came to terms with loving a woman who would never love him back.

The concert opens with the first string quartet by the great and under-celebrated late romantic composer, Alexander von Zemlinsky, the ensemble’s namesake.

And, because the Aspect Foundation really knows how to do it, tickets come with free wine and snacks at a pre-concert reception and at intermission.

Now: tickets are normally $50. But because it’s Groupmuse after all, and the Aspect Foundation loves its ‘musers, we’ve got a stack for $20 — over 50% off! But Aspect Nights Out always sell out, so if you want to join, grab yours!


The Zemlinsky Quartet


Zemlinsky Quartet No. 1
Janáček String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters”
Dvořák Love Songs


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