GatherNYC Announces January 2023 Concerts at Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in Columbus Circle
January 15, 2023: Kittel & Co.
January 22, 2023: The Brentano String Quartet
“thoughtful, intimate events curated with refreshing eclecticism by its founders, the cellist Laura Metcalf and the guitarist Rupert Boyd, complete with pastries and coffee – The New Yorker “A sweet chamber music series” – The New York Times “Impressive Aussie/American led concert series proves music can be a religion.” – Limelight Magazine
Museum of Arts and Design | The Theater at MAD | 2 Columbus Circle | NYC Tickets & Information: www.gathernyc.org
New York, NY – GatherNYC, a revolutionary concert experience founded in 2017 by cellist Laura Metcalf and guitarist Rupert Boyd, continues its 2022-23 season at the series’ home venue at Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) (2 Columbus Circle). In January, GatherNYC will present two concerts featuring Kittel & Co. on January 15 and the Brentano String Quartet Quartet on January 22. The expanded season now runs through May 28, 2023, with concerts held on Sundays at 11am in The Theater at MAD, which is fully restored to its original mid-century design. Doors are at 10:30am, with complimentary coffee and pastries.
Guests at GatherNYC are served exquisite live classical music by New York’s most celebrated artists, a taste of the spoken word, and a brief celebration of silence. The entire experience lasts one hour and evokes the community and spiritual nourishment of a religious service – but the religion is music, and all are welcome.
Metcalf and Boyd say, “We are thrilled to be presenting in the beautiful Museum of Arts and Design, offering 16 concerts throughout our 2022-2023 season. We look forward to providing our audiences with world-class musical experiences in an intimate, unique setting, complete with spoken word, silence, coffee and a communal, welcoming environment.
Sunday, January 15 at 11am
Kittel & Co.
Previously of the Turtle Island Quartet, GRAMMY-nominated violinist, fiddler, and composer Jeremy Kittel demonstrated similar scope as a composer-arranger-collaborator for such diverse artists as My Morning Jacket, Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, and Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn. But for the last few years, the Brooklyn-based artist has been diligently building his own repertoire of music for a wholly original new group. Kittel & Co. includes mandolin phenom Josh Pinkham (named “the future of the mandolin” by Mandolin Magazine), genre-bending guitarist Quinn Bachand (a presidential scholar at Berklee College of Music), transcendent bassist Ethan Jodziewicz (as heard with Sierra Hull), and hammer-dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman (acclaimed for bringing a new tonal flexibility to the instrument). “We met gradually over the years, through festivals, shows, gatherings,” Kittel says. “Each really struck me with their uniqueness, for being a singular force on their instrument.”
Sunday, January 22 at 11am Brentano String Quartet
Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raves the London Independent; the New York Times extols its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism”; the Philadelphia Inquirer praises its “seemingly infallible instincts for finding the center of gravity in every phrase and musical gesture”; and the Times (London) opines, “the Brentanos are a magnificent string quartet…This was wonderful, selfless music-making.” The Quartet has performed across five continents in the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York; the Library of Congress in Washington; the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; the Konzerthaus in Vienna; Tokyo’s Suntory hall; and the Sydney Opera House.
Program: Joseph Haydn's Quartet in C Major, Op. 33 No.3 ("The Bird”) Antonin Dvorak's “Lento” from String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 (“American”) Charles Ives' “Prelude: Allegro” from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 57 (“From the Salvation Army”) George Walker's Lyric for Strings Robert Pete Williams' I’ve Grown So Ugly (arr. Steven Mackey)
Remaining 2023 Concerts - Save the Date! All Sundays, at 11am February 5 February 19 March 5 March 19 April 2 April 16 April 30 May 14 May 28
For tickets and information, visit www.gathernyc.org.
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