April 6, 2014
5pm doors | 6pm pre-concert talk | 6:30pm concert

April 7, 2014
6pm doors | 7pm pre-concert talk | 7:30pm concert

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street NYC

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Seated Tickets: $20 advance / $25 at door
Standing Tickets: $15 advance / $20 at door
VIP Box Tickets: $75 / $50 members


New Music by David Bruce, Chris Cerrone, Jakub Ciupinski, and Vivian Fung

Join Metropolis Ensemble and Artistic Director / Conductor Andrew Cyr for "Cymbeline," a chamber orchestra concert featuring premieres and new commissions from rising star composers David Bruce, Chris Cerrone, Jakub Ciupinski, Vivian Fung.

As part of our mission to create new platforms for leading, young performing artists to share their artistry in creative collaborations the freshest voices in composition, we are gathering together newly commissioned concerti for mandolin (Avi Avital), harp (Bridget Kibbey), guitar (Matias Jacobsson), and string quartet (Quartet Senza Misura), all performers who are re-imagining their instruments for new contexts and contemporary genres.

Metropolis Ensemble is a nonprofit professional chamber orchestra dedicated to emerging the next generation of performers and composers. Learn more...

Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) is a multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate. Learn more...

Pre-Concert Talk

Avi Avital and composer David Bruce offer a pre-concert performance and composer chat to discuss Bruce’s dynamic new work, Cymbeline and Avital’s new disc for Deutsche Grammophon Between Worlds. Avital will perform excerpts from Cymbeline and Between Worlds, illustrating how both projects have emerged out of Bruce and Avital's shared passion for music that crosses the borders between folk and classical.

Cymbeline was written for Avital and its namesake is an old Celtic word meaning "Lord of the Sun." According to the composer, Cymbeline was inspired initally by the seemingly warm and golden color palette of mandolin and strings. Between Worlds, Avi Avital’s second disc for DG explores Bartók and de Falla, then travels from Georgian and Bulgarian folk dances to South American songs and Yiddish melodies.


David Bruce: Cymbeline*

world premiere

For solo mandolin and string ensemble. Learn more...

Vivian Fung: Concerto for Harp**

New York premiere

For solo harp, strings, and percussion. Learn more...

Jakub Ciupinski: Concerto for Guitar***

world premiere

For guitar, strings, and electronics. Learn more...

Chris Cerrone: High Windows

For solo string quartet and string ensemble. Learn more...

* Co-commission with Metropolis Ensemble and San Diego Symphony
** Commissioned in consortium with Metropolis Ensemble (with funds generously provided by Paul and Elizabeth DeRosa), Alabama Symphony, Philips Collection, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, and Badisches Staatskapelle
*** Commissioned by Metropolis Ensemble, with funds provided by The Augustine Foundation

The Composers

David Bruce


Chris Cerrone


Jakub Ciupinski


Vivian Fung


The Performers

Avi Avital


Mattias Jacobsson


Bridget Kibbey


Quartet Senza Misura

Andrew Cyr

Artistic Director / Conductor
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