*There are two performances each evening*
Performance #1: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Reception - 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Walk/Trolley to the Catacombs - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Show - 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Performance #2: 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Reception - 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Walk/Trolley to the Catacombs - 8:30 - 9:00 PM
Show - 9:00 - 10:00 PM
Each performance includes an hourlong spirits tasting, followed by a twilight walk through the cemetery to the Catacombs.
We can think of no better way to escape from the sticky, sweaty, dumpster-fire mess that is NYC in July, than by letting the superstar Norwegian violinist-slash-Nordic-goddess Eldbjørg Hemsing take us on a journey through her icy homeland.
For this frosty mid-summer program, Hemsing explores the epic mythology and fragile reality of her native land, contrasting the sunny expansiveness of Grieg's second Violin Sonata with a sweeping suite from Arctic, her acclaimed new album which paints the picture of a magnificent ecosystem threatened by climate change.
Forget about the dog days of summer. Come chill in the Catacombs with us, as this flaxen-haired fiddler extraordinaire shows us a world at risk, and reminds us why we need to protect Earth's most precious natural resources before they vanish for good.
Eldbjørg Hemsing is one of the leading young violinists of today. Acclaimed for her “radiant and sophisticated performances” (BBC Music Magazine), she is committed to bringing her art form to new and emerging audiences across the world.
Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Albert recently completed an Artist Diploma with Robert McDonald at the Juilliard School, where he was awarded the 2020 Rubinstein Prize for Piano. Early on, he studied music at Montserrat mountain’s Escolanía de Montserrat choir, where he sang as an alto. Later, he studied piano with Graham Caskie, Marta Karbownicka, and Ory Shihor. He is an alum of the Verbier Festival Academy and holds a BA in Piano Performance from the Colburn School, as well as a MM from the Juilliard School. He currently resides in New York City.