5BMF's A SUITE RIDE THROUGH NYC Set for 6/13 as Part of 2014 Early Music Festival: NYC
As part of the inaugural Early Music Festival: NYC, Five Boroughs Music Festival will present a special all-day series of mini-concerts on Friday, June 13th, in which cellist Paul Dwyer will perform all six of Bach's Suites for Unaccompanied Cello over the course of a five-borough tour of New York City. Each of the five events will be free and open to the public, and presented in partnership with the following venues.
9:00 AM - Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Suite No. 6 in D Major
58 7th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn
How to get there: Q/B to 7th Ave/Flatbush; 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza.
11:00 AM - Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge
Suite No. 2 in D Minor
St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island
How to get there: Free Staten Island Ferry from Whitehall Terminal in lower Manhattan.
1:00 PM - Sweetleaf Espresso Bar (Center Blvd)
Suite No. 5 in C Minor
4615 Center Blvd, Long Island City, Queens
How to get there: 7 to Vernon Blvd/Jackson Ave; G to 21 St; E/M to Court Sq.
5:00 PM - Saint Peter's Church
Suite No. 1 in G Major
Suite No. 3 in C Major
619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St., Manhattan
How to get there: 6 to 51st St; E/M to Lexington Ave/53rd St
The first four concerts will last approximately 30 minutes, and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. The 5:00 program will last approximately one hour.
This marks the first time that 5BMF will present concerts in every borough in one day. Audiences from all over the city and beyond are invited to follow Paul's journey both in person at any or all of the concerts, or virtually, via the following media:
A Suite Ride Through NYC on the Web: http://5bmf.org/2014/06/emf-2014-suite-ride-nyc/
5BMF on Twitter: http://twitter.com/5BMF
5BMF on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5iveBMF
Paul Dwyer's blog: http://www.pauldwyer.net/blog
ABOUT PAUL DWYER - Cellist Paul Dwyer brings to life everything from early music on baroque cello to brand new works by young composers. He has appeared as soloist and chamber musician at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art and has performed chamber music with Jordi Savall, Menahem Pressler, and artist-faculty of the Juilliard School and Aspen Music Festival. A prizewinner of numerous competitions, Paul is also the recipient of the Javits Fellowship, Presser Award and a Fulbright Fellowship for studies with Anner Bylsma and Frances-Marie Uitti in Amsterdam. Paul holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Michigan, where he was teaching assistant to Richard Aaron. He recently completed additional graduate studies in historical performance at The Juilliard School. www.pauldwyer.net