Helen Newby

Cellist

New York, NY
@hnoobs
65 Played at 65 groupmuses!

Helen Newby

Cellist

About

I completed my Master's at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and did my undergrad at Oberlin Conservatory. I'm a member of the Bay Area-based Amaranth Quartet and love chamber music and collaborations of all varieties. Contemporary music is a big passion of mine, as I'm continually seeking out ways to expand the sonic possibilities of the cello. I also love arranging pop songs in my spare time (Backstreet Boys, anyone?)

Music

Solo: any of the Bach Cello Suites, Kodaly solo sonata, Cassado solo suite, Crumb sonata, Dutilleux "Trois Strophes"+ many contemporary works
Cello & Piano: works by Prokofiev, Debussy, Brahms, Schnittke, Poulenc, Beethoven, Janacek, Arvo Part, Messiaen, Schumann, Ravel, etc
Chamber: too much to name! anything by Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Mozart, Haydn, Janacek, Debussy, Schnittke, Schoenberg, Ravel, etc

I'm really into contemporary music--I've commissioned close to one hundred works for solo cello and various chamber ensembles and would love to share some of these works with others!

Also a baroque cello noob--have played some Vivaldi, Bach, Couperin, de Fesch, Gabrielli.

Videos

Past groupmuses (65)

  • Virtual Livestream

    A Very Contemporary Holiday

    Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 8:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Providence, RI
    • Composers: Joachim, Perkinson, Vasks
    • Instruments: Solo cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened over 3 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Pieces for Solo Cello with Helen Newby

    Friday, Jul 24, 2020 5:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: San Francisco, CA
    • Composers: Bach, Adams, Norman, Negrón, Joachim
    • Instruments: Solo cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 3 years ago

  • Cello Solo night by Helen Newby

    Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Potrero Hill, SF
    • Composers: Bach, Norman, Gordon, Sumner
    • Instruments: Solo cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 4 years ago

  • Quartets and cider!

    Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: South Harlem
    • Composers: Montgomery, Glass, Dvorak
    • Instruments: String quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Central Harlem Cellomuse

    Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Central Harlem
    • Composers: Bach, Norman, Sciarrino
    • Instruments: Solo cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Outdoors

    Backyard cello!

    Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Greenpoint
    • Composers: Bach, Xenakis, Balter
    • Instruments: Solo cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Outdoors

    Hell's Kitchen Rooftop Summer Sunset Concert

    Friday, Jul 26, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen
    • Composers: Sibelius, Dohnányi
    • Instruments: String trio
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Brunch and muse, featuring Amaranth String Quartet!

    Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 12:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Potrero Hill, SF
    • Composers: Beethoven, Shosty, Glass, Nicholson
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • The Amaranth Quartet plays Beethoven, Shostakovich and a premier of Aminikia!

    Friday, Apr 12, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Kensington, CA
    • Composers: Beethoven, Shostakovich, Aminikia
    • Instruments: String quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Haight Cello groupmuse

    Friday, Apr 5, 2019 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Haight-Ashbury, SF
    • Composers: Bach, Norman, Saariaho, Cassado
    • Instruments: Solo cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Spring strings

    Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Greenpoint
    • Composers: Bach, Norman, Saariaho, Vasks
    • Instruments: Solo cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Chelseamuse

    Friday, Mar 1, 2019 8:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Chelsea
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Cello on Wolcott Street in Red Hook!

    Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 3:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Red Hook, Brooklyn
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Cool String Quartet "Amaranth" in little Russia

    Friday, Dec 14, 2018 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Richmond District, SF
    • Composers: Beethoven, Stravinsky, Shostakovich
    • Instruments: String quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Glendome Circle Muses

    Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 2:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Glenview, Oakland
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Almost 30 Groupmuse!

    Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Central Berkeley, Berkeley
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Musa Carioca XI

    Friday, Nov 30, 2018 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Gowanus
    • Composers: Beethoven, Halvorson, Clarke, Shaw
    • Instruments: Viola and cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Monday Night Muse in the Sunset

    Monday, Sep 24, 2018 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Outer Sunset, SF
    • Composers: Beethoven, Stravinsky, Milhaud
    • Instruments: String quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Groupmuse in the Summer

    Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 3:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: May Valley, Richmond
    • Composers: Bach, Saariaho, Sumner, O'Connor
    • Instruments: Solo cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Cool String Quartet in Portrero hill

    Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Potrero Hill, SF
    • Composers: Stravinsky, Milhaud
    • Instruments: String quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago