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GatherNYC Continues Its Weekly Sunday Morning Concerts At MAD

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For the third of its 10 weekly Sunday morning fall 2021 concerts, Boyd will be joined by principal second violin of the New York Philharmonic Qianqian Li.

GatherNYC Continues Its Weekly Sunday Morning Concerts At MAD

This Sunday, GatherNYC presents acclaimed Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd, who has been described by Gramophone as "a very fine musician," and by The Washington Post as "truly evocative."

For the third of its 10 weekly Sunday morning fall 2021 concerts, Boyd will be joined by principal second violin of the New York Philharmonic Qianqian Li, in a program of works by the Australian composers Phillip Houghton and Elena Kats-Chernin, as well as works by Fernando Sor, Chrystian Dozza and Leo Brouwer.

"In these times of reduced travel and limited gobetrotting, I wanted to bring the music of Australia to New York City," Boyd says. "The late Phillip Houghton was an incredibly evocative composer, who captured the essence of the Australian ethos and countryside, and Elena Kats-Chernin is one of Australia's great female composers, who's works are not as well known around the world as they should be. The program also includes works by the cuban composer Leo Brouwer, written when he was living in New York City, and works by the 19th century Spanish composer Fernando Sor, and the living Brazilian guitarist and composer Chrystian Dozza."

GatherNYC, a revolutionary weekly concert experience founded in 2017 by cellist Laura Metcalf and guitarist Rupert Boyd, announces its fall 2021 season, to be held at the series' new home at Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) (2 Columbus Circle). The fall season will begin on October 10 and run through December 19, 2021, with weekly concerts held on Sundays at 11am in The Theater at MAD, which is fully restored to its original mid-century design.

Guests at GatherNYC are served exquisite live classical music by New York's most celebrated artists, a taste of the spoken word, and a brief celebration of silence. The entire experience lasts one hour and evokes the community and spiritual nourishment of a religious service - but the religion is music, and all are welcome.

Metcalf and Boyd say, "In these unsettling times, GatherNYC provides a safe place to fortify beauty, peace, and togetherness. We look forward to welcoming audiences on Sunday mornings this fall to our beautiful new home at MAD, to share this music and the communal experience of listening."

For tickets and information, visit www.gathernyc.org. All audience members aged 12 and older will be required to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO. Masks are required.


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