Mivos Quartet Benefit Concert

On the extra day this year Mivos Quartet will be hosting their first fundraising event. Join Mivos for a night of great music, food, drinks, a silent auction, and an after party! Featuring three sets of music featuring works by members of Mivos, Annie Gosfield, Patrick Higgins, Alex Mincek, Tristan Perich, Ned Rothenberg, Timucin Sahin, Elliott Sharp, Sasha Siem, and JG Thirlwell. MIVOS will be joined by guest artists Ned Rothenberg, Clarinets; Timucin Sahin, Electric Guitar and Sasha Siem, Vocalist/Composer performing with us their own compositions.

Mivos is releasing a live album especially for this occasion, Mivos play Mivos, featuring new works composed by members of the quartet, available at the event for a special low price. The silent auction includes generous donations by Cafe Grumpy (NYC), Bierkraft (Brooklyn), Earth & Stars Handmade Jewelry (Delmar, NY), Ned Rothenberg and Timucin Sahin, and more! We are happy to have Palo Tea sponsor the event. And please plan to celebrate at the after party in a lovely brownstone just around the corner, provided by the band Triple Cobra, with wine and beer generously donated by Sixpoint Brewery.

The Mivos Quartet, praised by Time Out New York as an excellent ensemble, is devoted to performing the works of contemporary composers, presenting new music to diverse audiences. Since the quartet’s inception in 2008 they have performed and closely collaborated with an ever-expanding cadre of international composers who represent multiple aesthetics of contemporary classical composition. Commissioning and premiering new music for string quartet is essential to the quartet’s mission; Mivos has performed works by emerging and established composers including Anna Clyne, Wolfgang Rihm, Alex Mincek, Samson Young, Luke DuBois, Philip Glass, Huang Ruo, Tristan Perich and Kirsten Broberg. They have appeared at venues including The Stone, Issue Project Room, Monkeytown, Roulette and the Brecht forum, and have appeared on concert series including Concerti Aperitivo (Udine, Italy), HellHOT! New Music Festival (Hong Kong), and Edgefest (Ann Arbor, MI). Mivos was one of five groups selected for the Young Ensembles Fellowship at the 2012 Darmstadt Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik.

Chamber Music Month is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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