Violin virtuoso Sean Lee ("breathtakingly beautiful," New York Times) and electronic musician/composer John Roberts construct a unique dialogue between Paganini’s Caprices and a selection of Roberts’ own Mutations.


Friday, April 28
Sunday, April 30

1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
Friday: 6:30pm (doors) / 7:00pm (event)
Sunday: 6:00pm (doors) / 6:30pm (event)

Tickets: $20 General / $10 Student

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

Roberts operates with a sense of personal and artistic style that can make it seem like his peers are just out there peddling 12’s.
— Andrew Gaerig, Pitchfork

Metropolis Ensemble is proud to present for the first time, a collaborative performance between internationally renowned violinist Sean Lee and acclaimed electronic musician/composer John Roberts. Using Niccolo Paganini’s notoriously difficult Caprices as a jumping off point, Roberts and Lee will engage in a unique dialogue between violin and sampler.

Both musicians will focus on pushing the technical and musical boundaries of their respective instruments through these rich, 19th Century character pieces and a selection of Roberts’ own forward-thinking compositions, using sampled source material from Lee’s interpretations of Paganini’s works.

We are beyond excited to introduce John Roberts as a new member of the Metropolis community. Over the coming seasons we are looking forward to many new collaborations and commissions.