FRIENDS OF METROPOLIS
Sunday, September 15, 2019
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY 10011
4:30pm doors / 5:00pm show
Tickets: $15 general / $10 students
Showcasing the baroque era's viola d'amore as an expressive instrument for a diversity of music from our time and world.
Featuring Colorado-based violist Matthew Dane, cellist Greg Beaver, and flutist Christina Jennings performing the music of Reena Esmail, Conor Abbott Brown, Jake Heggie, Garth Knox and a premiere from Eric Sawyer.
From the beginning of his work as a performer, cellist Gregory Beaver has been fascinated with the process of growth. This fuels his performing, composing, teaching, and writing with a passion from 18 years of performing internationally with the Chiara String Quartet… READ MORE
Flutist Christina Jennings is praised for virtuoso technique, rich tone, and command of a wide range of literature featuring works from Bach to Zwilich. The Houston Press declared: “Jennings has got what it takes: a distinctive voice, charisma, and a pyrotechnic style… READ MORE
Conor Abbott Brown is a composer and clarinetist from Altona, Colorado. His music is informed by the sweeping prairies, big sky, and jagged peaks of the American West. His compositions often feature complex, driving rhythms, sustained tension, and ornamentation inspired… READ MORE
Garth Knox was born in Ireland and spent his childhood in Scotland. Being the youngest of four children who all played string instruments, he was encouraged to take up the viola and quickly decided to make this his career. He studied with Frederic Riddle at the Royal… READ MORE