Though our busy summer has faded to fall here in New England, we kept up with some exciting and unique performances throughout October!
A few weeks ago we made the scenic drive from Hartford to New Milford, Connecticut to present a concert at the Merryall Center for the Arts. Located in rural Litchfield County, the Merryall is an intimate theater where all the seats seem to be front-row center. The space was truly special, and we played many of our favorites, including Ivan Božičević's Coiling Clouds (video here), and Erberk Eryilmaz' Dances of the Yogurt Maker. For some more information on both of those pieces, head over to our Collaborations page!
The following morning, we performed in a service at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Hartford, as part of our year-long residency. From our perch in the organ loft, we had an awesome view of the cathedral's nave. The acoustics of the hall were perfect for our performance of Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings and Polina Nazaykinskaya’s Pavana pour Quatre. We'll be presenting several more performances throughout the year— check out our previous blog post for more information!
Later that week, we also performed for the first time at the Boston Athenaeum, presenting a program of American music to an enthusiastic audience. We’ve performed many times in libraries, but nothing quite like the Athenaeum, which describes itself as “one of the oldest and most distinguished independent libraries and cultural institutions in the United States.” As we played, we were surrounded by historic pieces of American art and gorgeous sculptures. We took advantage of the setting and had some new photos taken by photographer Andy Hurlbut. Here are a few of our favorites: