Strange Interlude @strangeinterlude

Harp and Cello

Los Angeles
LilyPressHarpist.com
@StrangeInterlude
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34 Played at 34 groupmuses!

Strange Interlude @strangeinterlude

Harp and Cello

About

Lily Press - harp

Simon Linn-Gerstein - cello

"Pardon me while I have a strange interlude...."
-Groucho Marx

Strange Interlude is a mixed-instrumentation chamber ensemble. While our core members play harp and cello we're often collaborating with any number of instruments (flute, bass, trumpet, voice, violin, viola, etc.).

Send us a message and we can let you know what our current programs are looking like - we look forward to musing in groups with you soon!!!

For more information:
Lily Press, Harpist
http://lilypressharpist.com/
Simon Linn-Gerstein, Cellist
http://simonthecellist.com/

*Quick Note About Harp Moving: The harp is a lovely instrument and we're always happy to bring it to new and exciting places (we have a car for harp moving). That said, because of its size it can be a little tricky to maneuver in narrow spaces or winding stairs. Please feel free to contact us to discuss harp accessibility in your space if you have any concerns - we are happy to coordinate with you in any way we can!*

Music

As both a duo and larger ensemble Press and Linn-Gerstein design intimate salon-style concerts with programs that are carefully curated to include seldom-performed works, pieces by contemporary composers and transcriptions and arrangements for their unique instrumentation. Composers whose works often feature on Strange Interlude's Groupmuse programs range from Vivaldi to Saint-Saëns, Bach to Villa-Lobos, and Schumann to Lane Eaton.

Videos

Audio

Après un rêve, Gabriel Faure

Le Cygne, Camille Saint-Saëns

Nocturne, Vincenzo Bellini

Stücke im Volkston, Movement 1, Robert Schumann

Programs

Host one of these programs in your space!

Past groupmuses (34)

  • Virtual Premiere

    Songs of the Late Season: Holiday Cheer with Strange Interlude (Harp & Cello)

    Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 5:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Los Angeles
    • Composers: Andrès, Tchaikovsky, Wallace, Glass
    • Instruments: Harp and Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened over 1 year ago

  • Outdoors

    Santa Monica Spring Concert Series No. 3

    Sunday, May 1, 2022 1:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
    • Composers: Vivaldi, Villa-Lobos, Massenet
    • Instruments: Harp and Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 2 years ago

  • Virtual Premiere

    Winter Warmth and Cheer with Strange Interlude, harp & cello

    Friday, Dec 17, 2021 5:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Los Angeles
    • Composers: Britten, Tchaikovsky, Shankar
    • Instruments: Harp & Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Cozy Winter Musical Evening

    Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 6:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: West Los Angeles, Los Angeles
    • Composers: Britten, Berio, Shankar
    • Instruments: Harp and Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $30+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Outdoors

    Summer!!

    Thursday, Jul 1, 2021 6:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Mar Vista, Los Angeles
    • Composers: Piazzolla, Schumann, Debussy, Faure
    • Instruments: Harp and Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 3 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Strange Interlude: Folk Songs & Friendship on Harp & Cello

    Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Los Angeles
    • Composers: Schumann, Berio, Harvey
    • Instruments: Harp and Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened about 3 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Strange Interlude: and suddenly... al otro lado (music for harp and cello)

    Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 4:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Los Angeles
    • Composers: Wallace, Green, Villa-Lobos, Pärt
    • Instruments: Harp and Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened over 3 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Strange Interlude: Autumn Musings on Harp and Cello

    Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 4:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Los Angeles
    • Composers: Bellini, Tournier, Diamond
    • Instruments: Harp and Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened over 3 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Strange Interlude Summer Musings II: Harp and Cello Music

    Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 4:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Central LA, Los Angeles
    • Composers: Bruch, Bantock, Lemer
    • Instruments: Harp and Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 4 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Strange Interlude Summer Musings I: Harp and Cello Music

    Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 4:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Central LA, Los Angeles
    • Composers: Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Shankar, Eaton
    • Instruments: Harp and Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 4 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Strings for Days: pieces for solo cello and cello/harp duet

    Sunday, Jun 14, 2020 5:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: online
    • Composers: Gabrielli, Bach, Ligeti, Saint-Saëns
    • Instruments: cello and harp
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 4 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Strings for Days: Duets for Harp and Cello

    Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: The internet
    • Composers: Saint-Saens, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Harp and Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened about 4 years ago

  • Outdoors Virtual Livestream

    [Live-stream] Bring in Spring with an Evening of Classical

    Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020 6:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Wilshire Montana, Santa Monica
    • Composers: Ravel, Andres, Vivaldi
    • Instruments: Harp and Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Outdoors

    Music Near the Beach

    Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 6:15 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Belmont Park, Long Beach
    • Composers: Saint-Saëns, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Harp and Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Strange Interlude in Laguna Beach on January 26

    Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: The Village in Laguna Beach
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Pickford Spring Groupmuse

    Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 3:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Studio Village, Culver City
    • Composers: Saint-Saëns, Villa-Lobos, Lemer
    • Instruments: Cello, Harp
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Songs for the Journey

    Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 2:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Atwater Village, Los Angeles
    • Composers: Bach, Faure
    • Instruments: Harp & Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Outdoors

    Atwater Village chamber music

    Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 2:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Atwater Village, Los Angeles
    • Composers: Faure
    • Instruments: Harp & Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Treat yourself to live music on Halloween

    Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 6:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Altadena
    • Composers: Faure, Lorenzi
    • Instruments: Harp & Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Tiny Workshop Concert

    Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 6:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Citrus Grove, Glendale
    • Composers: Faure
    • Instruments: Harp & Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 7 years ago