ChamberQUEER 2019!


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Brooklyn Arts Exchange

Pazar, 23 Haz 2019, 12:00AM


Aisslinn Nosky and Jen Curtis, violins
Jessica Meyer, viola
Julia Biber and Andrew Yee, cellos
Kevin Devine, harpsichord
Danielle Buonaiuto, voice
Brian Mummert, voice

Caroline Shaw, arr. Andrew Yee: ‘Really Craft’
Caroline Shaw: ‘Limestone and Felt’
Jessica Meyer: ‘Space, in Chains’
Arcangelo Corelli: 'Trio Sonata’, op.3 no.1
Ethel Smyth: ‘String Quintet’ op.1
Franz Schubert: arrangements of selected Lieder
inti: ‘love reacts only’
Pauline Oliveros: ‘Sounds from Childhood’

June 22, 2019
ChamberQUEER Open Mic
6-8 PM
Branded Saloon
603 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn NY 11238

10-12 queer chamber music ensembles play 8-10 minute sets

June 23, 2019
ChamberQUEER 2019 Closing Concert
7 PM: pre-concert panel and chat | 8 PM: concert
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Studio D, 421 5th Ave, Brooklyn NY 11215

Anneliese Kowert, Mazz Swift, violins
Julia Biber and Andrew Yee, cellos
Kevin Devine, harpsichord
Grey McMurray, guitar
Danielle Buonaiuto, voice
Brian Mummert, voice
Elizabeth Van Os, voice
Liz Bouk, voice
Jonathan May, voice
Clifton Massey, voice
Gregorio Taniguchi, voice
Andrew Fuchs, voice
Jonathan Woody, voice

Hildegard Von Bingen, arr Brian Mummert: ‘O Quam Magnum Miraculum’
Jessica Meyer: Ring Out, Wild Bells
Thomas Tallis: ‘In Manus Tuas’
Caroline Shaw: ‘In Manus Tuas’
Saunder Choi: ‘American Breakfast’
Claudio Monteverdi: Selected madrigals with improvisations by Grey McMurray
Francesco Cavalli: excerpt from La Calisto


ChamberQUEER, an LGBTQ+ chamber music series based in Brooklyn, NY, announces its first season, ChamberQUEER 2019. Featuring over a dozen LGBTQ+ members of the classical music community and highlighting the music of queer composers, ChamberQUEER 2019 provides an alternative, inclusive space within the local classical music scene.

ChamberQUEER 2019 is comprised of two concerts and an informal open mic evening. On Friday, June 21, 2019, at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange in Park Slope, the series kicks off with a mixer at 7 pm, and an hour-long concert at 8. The program features the music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, as well as other local composers Jessica Meyer, inti, and the late Pauline Oliveros, alongside music by Ethel Smyth. The program is rounded out by early-music selections of Corelli, to open a discussion about queering the canon of classical music.

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, ChamberQUEER will present an open-mic evening at another of its musical homes, Branded Saloon in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Presented by Branded Classical, ChamberQUEER invites a roster of 10 LGBTQ+ chamber music groups to play 10-minute sets in the informal, back-room music space at Branded, with a casual after-party to follow.

The series concludes on Sunday, June 23, 2019, back at BAX in Park Slope. At 7 PM, acclaimed musicologists Emily Wilbourne and Maria Zuazu will lead a discussion of the series’ offerings, and explore issues of queerness within classical music as they arise from a panel discussion. At 8 PM, ChamberQUEER will present its final concert of the series, featuring music of Hildegard von Bingen; Jessica Meyer; Saunder Choi; and Caroline Shaw. Madrigals of Claudio Monteverdi and Thomas Tallis are interwoven with the modern selections, as well as with improvisations on guitar by Grey McMurray, to explore the dialogue between early and contemporary music. The concert will also feature an excerpt from La Calisto of Francesco Cavalli, which features mezzo Liz Bouk as the god Giove. After the concert, ChamberQUEER hosts an afterparty in partnership with Ginger’s Bar on 5th Avenue in Park Slope.

Tickets are $18 advance, $20 door, and a discount is available to students and youth under 25. More information and tickets are available online via

This marks ChamberQUEER’s first major appearance on the Brooklyn scene, though it launched informally with a workshop performance at Branded Saloon in February 2018. It hosts regular community events, such as house concerts and chamber music reading parties, and will soon expand into educational programming.

“I have been waiting for something like this for twenty years,” commented one audience member. “It feels like the right time for an organization to create an inclusive space for queer musicians to form community.”

This production is being presented through BAX's Visitors Program, a subsidized performance package rental program, and is a self-production by ChamberQUEER.

ChamberQUEER is a recipient of the Brooklyn Arts Fund (BAF) cultural grant. Brooklyn Arts Fund (DCLA) is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).


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Posted by Danielle Buonaiuto