This groupmuse happened on Saturday, August 31, at 7:30 PM EDT.

This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert

A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Summer Songs for Harp and Viola
In-person Concert

Summer Songs for Harp and Viola

Washington Heights/Inwood

Sat, August 31, 2019 7:30 PM, EDT

26 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
ADA access
Kid-friendly event

Come to Jay and Violetta's second groupmuse! Bring your wine and snacks, then settle in for a night of rarely heard songs with this unusual instrumentation. All are welcome!


Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves
Dmitri Shostakovich - Impromptu
Robert Schumann - Frauen-Liebe und Leben
I. Seit ich ihn gesehen ("Since I saw him")
II. Er, der Herrlichste von allen ("He, the noblest of all")
III. Ich kann's nicht fassen, nicht glauben ("I cannot grasp or believe it")
IV. Du Ring an meinem Finger ("You ring upon my finger")
V. Helft mir, ihr Schwestern ("Help me, sisters")
VI. Süßer Freund, du blickest mich verwundert an ("Sweet friend, you gaze")
VII. An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust ("At my heart, at my breast")
VIII. Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan ("Now you have caused me pain for the first time")

Gabriel Fauré - Une Chatelaine en sa tour...
Aaron Copland - Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
IV. The World Feels Dusty
V. Heart We Will Forget Him
Léo Delibes - “La Paix” from Coppelia
Manuel De Falla - 7 Canciones populares Españolas
V. Nana
VI. Canción
III. Asturiana

Surprise encore!

Order and music subject to small changes


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Jay Julio, almost 3 years ago

Hey guys! Violetta and I are so excited to welcome you in for this awesome end-of-summer Groupmuse. We’ll be providing some drinks but very much encourage you to bring something of your own to share! Bring a friend or two if there’s still space to RSVP — oftentimes people will back out last minute, so you might be able to introduce somebody new to their first Groupmuse!

We’re playing in an elevator apartment, so no need to take the stairs. There will be a postcard on the door to indicate the right apartment.

We really look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Jay Julio, almost 3 years ago

Thanks so much for coming guys! Please feel free to tag us in any IG photos — our handles are @violettaharpist and @jay.julio.

For those asking for the poems read during the Schumann, here they are:

Howard Schranz, almost 3 years ago

Hi hosts--
Your topography tips saved my life! U might like to use them whenever directing visitors to your home in the Rocky mountains.
Simply put: To come, "take the A train," then walk mostly downhill to our place. To leave, walk downhill to the #1.
I barely broke a sweat!
Thanks for the wonderful music and hospitality!

Violetta Maria Norrie, almost 3 years ago

Thank you all so much for coming! It was truly a pleasure to play for and host you. I hope to see you all at future groupmuses!

Bob Phelps, almost 3 years ago

Another magical GM evening - yummy Schumann. There's this vibe that happens when people are really enjoying the music.


Ulkar Aghayeva
Adriana Sanchez-Rico
LaShawn Keyser
Mike Albrecht
Callie Clayton
Simon Cohen
Annie Keating
Emily Kao
Ian Nicholson
Tony Finley
Howard Schranz
Marghretta McBean
Trung Nguyen
Bob Phelps
David Teitelbaum
Peter Cohen