On Sunday, January 12 (and continuing monthly until May), join us at Bar Thalia, the cafe & bar inside Symphony Space, at the corner of 95th and Broadway. The cafe opens at 5pm and we will fill the room with music at 5:30. There is a very tasty menu as well as beer, wine and cocktails available. The music is free -- your donations are greatly appreciated -- and seating is available on a first come first served basis.
The series is being curated by Ljova (a.k.a. Lev Zhurbin), the Russian-born composer and performer and long-time Upper West Sider. Ljova has composed music for Yo-Yo Ma and the Silkroad Ensemble, the City of London Sinfonia and The Louisville Orchestra, arranged for the Kronos Quartet, and collaborated with dozens of independent filmmakers and choreographers large and small. He leads the ensemble Ljova and the Kontraband and lives on the Upper West Side with his wife, the vocalist Inna Barmash, and their two children.
The January program features The Secret Quartet (with guest violinist Leonor Falcón), performing Ljova’s music for string quartet.
Expected Run Time is 90 minutes