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Last Chance to Enjoy New Music in Bryant Park

Claudia Quintet +1 and the Lincoln Trio perform at final New Music performance, pairing jazz and classical music.

New Music in Bryant Park, presented by Bryant Park Corporation and Chamber Music America, has had a scintillating run this summer. Audiences averaging nearly 500 have enjoyed the pairing of extraordinarily talented jazz and classical ensembles at the park’s Upper Terrace on Friday evenings.

There’s one more chance to enjoy this exciting series. On Friday, August 8, New Music in Bryant Park closes the curtain on its second season with appearances by Claudia Quintet +1 and the Lincoln Trio.

Named Rising Star Jazz Group by the 2012 Critics Poll in DownBeat Magazine, Claudia Quintet +1 is an innovative and versatile jazz ensemble led by drummer/composer John Hollenbeck. Known for its playfulness and skewed humor, the group will perform Hollenbeck’s commissioned work Royal Toast.  

One of the “hottest young trios in music” (Fanfare Magazine), the Lincoln Trio is forging new paths in contemporary classical music. Consisting of violinist Desirée Ruhstrat, cellist David Cunliffe, and pianist Maria Aznavoorian, the group will perform composer Laura Elise Schwendinger’s commissioned work, Arc of Fire.  

This final installment of New Music at Bryant Park is this Friday, August 8, at 6:00-8:30pm. Once again, we’ve arranged for an audience in the round. The stage will be on the gravel facing the steps to the Upper Terrace, and chairs will be placed on the Upper Terrace, with many more on the gravel and lawn.

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