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The Brothers Balliett


INTERACTIVE SHAKESPEARE: JULIUS CAESAR

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The Brothers Balliett


INTERACTIVE SHAKESPEARE: JULIUS CAESAR

METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE PRESENTS

The Brothers BallietT

INteractive Shakespeare

 

Julius Caesar, a dark story of a populist demagogue who is ousted
by his closest circle of political cronies, is one you get to play….

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
6:00pm (doors) / 6:30-9:00pm (event)
Tickets: $20 General / $10 Student

Wine reception to follow
Sponsored by Miro Cellars,
with special thanks to Mikhail Iliev.



the versatile, eclectic Brothers Balliett
— The New Yorker

There’s no better way to appreciate the power and majesty of Shakespeare’s great drama than by taking a part in the action — which is exactly what happens at The Brothers Balliett’s Interactive Shakespeare.

Metropolis Ensemble composer/performers Brad and Doug Balliett host a performance-party in which you, the attendees, take on the roles of Shakespeare’s immortal play Julius Caesar, reading parts with your fellow concert-goers alongside experienced Shakespearians, all set to live, newly-composed incidental music.

Aided by freely flowing wine and the charming guidance of The Brothers, audience members will rotate every scene, taking on different characters throughout the evening. Choose how much you wish to participate by taking on a large role or simply watching the action unfold.


The Brothers Balliett - twin brothers Brad and Doug - are performers and composers who also lecture together for Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School, as well as hosting concerts and a radio show on Q2 Music. They have composed over a dozen works together, including two evening-length oratorios.


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Contributing Artists


Contributing Artists


 
 
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Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events



Monday, April 10, 2017

Youth Works and ComposerCraft:
Zodiac CompositeS

Metropolis Ensemble’s education program Youth Works and The Kaufman Music Center’s ComposerCraft and join hands to give some gifted teenage composers the extraordinary opportunity to create and produce an original concert experience, from developing program notes and marketing texts to writing the actual music itself, performed by Metropolis Ensemble’s world-class musical artists. Featuring composers: Austin Celestin, Graydon Hanson, Yusei Hata, Elisha Jimenez, Noah Savage, Sara Stebbins, and Misha Swersey.


Friday, April 28th, 2017
Sunday April 30th, 2017

Sean Lee and John Roberts:
Caprices and Mutations

Violin virtuoso Sean Lee (“breathtakingly beautiful” - New York Times) and electronic musician/composer John Roberts construct a unique dialogue between Paganini’s ‘Caprices’ and Roberts’ own ‘Mutations.’


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bridget kibbey:
atlas III

For the final installment of Bridget Kibbey’s Atlas series, join Bridget and João Luiz-Rezende for an interactive conversation about their evolving collaboration and be the first to preview this exciting new work in process.


 

Metropolis Ensemble now makes radio! We sat down with composer and one-woman orchestra Emily Wells for our very first podcast.

 

 

Because of the generous support of our followers, Metropolis Ensemble is thrilled to offer our new home at 1 Rivington as a space for new works of music to take shape at little to no cost to our artists. Select artists are given the opportunity not only to share finished works, but to use this space as ideas are crafted into tangible realities.

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About Metropolis Ensemble


About Metropolis Ensemble


 

Metropolis Ensemble is a dynamically evolving 21st Century Orchestra.

Led by Grammy-nominated conductor Andrew Cyr, Metropolis Ensemble is dedicated to creating a future for classical music that is of and for the time we live in.

Click here to read more.

 
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Help us launch OUR SECOND decade!

Metropolis Ensemble is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

 
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Contact


Contact


 

For more information, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you!

 

Metropolis Ensemble
3433 84th Street
Queens, NY 11372
917-930-6106
info@metropolisensemble.org