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12 Strings in an Abandoned Speakeasy
June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $15
Groupmuse is getting down and dirty in a multi-floor abandoned speakeasy in Long Island City..the kind they don’t want you to know about.
We’re featuring the 12-musician string ensemble Palaver Strings, hailing from Boston on their East Coast tour Simple Gifts. Palaver Strings is a musician-led string orchestra dedicated to the collaborative interpretation of classical masterworks and to taking classical music out of the concert hall into new settings — including abandoned warehouses on the outskirts of NYC.
We’re going to arrange the crowd Burning Man-style, in a gigantic circle surrounding the ensemble as they perform classical masterworks and folk melodies framed by works from American poets, artists, historical figures, and current visionaries, including Anton Arensky, Dowland, and Bèla Bàrtok. It will be a mass meditation on beautiful music old and new, featuring some of the finest young musicians in the Boston area.
After the performance, there will be dance! We’ve got some cutting-edge DJs lined up to take us out of reveries and into the night.
Drinks will be available for purchase.
*Bring a blanket or something to sit on! *