Groupmuse Hits the Beach with MF Events NYC

    As the summer regrettably comes to a close, Groupmuse is taking to the beach for our next Massivemuse on Saturday, September 9th! We’ll be catching those final rays of sun and summer vibes at Fort Tilden beach, in a building that was left over from Fort Tilden’s military base phase in the early to mid-1900s, and which now lives as an art gallery as part of the Rockaway Artists Alliance.

    Fittingly, to consecrate the end of the sunshine, we’ll be hearing a beloved local Groupmuse string quartet perform Franz Schubert’s haunting testament to death, Death and the Maiden. If you don’t already know this piece, it’s safe to assume your soul needs to be in attendance.

    This dreamy eve costs $15 (and $10 for Supermusers!) and there will be drinks for sale for sippin’ on. We’ll gather in the main gallery space and cozy up on the floor alongside the ensemble to drift off together into the dark beyond.

    P.S.: It should go without saying, but we HIGHLY encourage ‘musers coming from far and wide to spend the day at the beach beforehand; it’s just a 10-minute walk away from the building we’ll be ‘musing in. On your walk over from the beach, you’ll also pass a MoMa PS1 exhibit called “The Red House,” which is a large-scale piece of art by Austrian artist Katharina Grosse. We recommend indulging in both before settling into the music.

    Buy tickets here.

    Performing:
    Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
    ….String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, (“Death and the Maiden”) (1824)
    i. Allegro
    ii. Andante con moto
    iii. Scherzo: Allegro molto
    iv. Presto
    (approx. 40 min)

    Liam Elliot
    ….”Mer” for string quartet, narrator, and tape (2015)
    i. Prelude
    Interlude I
    ii. Below
    iii. and
    iv. Above
    Interlude II
    v. Daughters
    vi. and
    vii. Son
    Interlude III
    viii. Postlude
    (approx. 20 min)