The Angel's Share


Freedom and Faith

The Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th St Brooklyn, NY 11232

Twilight Performance - $80

Whiskey Tasting: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Procession to the Catacombs: 7 - 7:30 PM
Performance: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Walk back to Gothic Arch: 8:30 - 9:00 PM

Moonlight Performance - $80
Whiskey Tasting: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Procession to the Catacombs: 8:30 - 9:00 PM
Performance: 9:00 - 10:00 PM
Walk back to Gothic Arch: 10:00 - 10:30 PM

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the long version

There are string quartets, and then there’s the PUBLIQuartet. This fearless foursome breaks down the barriers of classical music, incorporating improvisation and group composition into their acclaimed performances.

Inspired by the group's GRAMMY-nominated album Freedom and Faith, this program celebrates women composers through the ages and explores ideas of spirituality, resilience, and inspiration. Composers include Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Jessie Montgomery, Hildegard von Bingen, and original MIND THE GAP compositions by PUBLIQuartet.

The short version

A meditation on the extraordinary music of six women through the centuries, and a reflection on the intersection of faith, vision, and the unquenchable creative spirit.

Music & Artists

The Music


6:00PM shows:

PUBLIQuartet - MIND | THE | GAP: Sancta Femina (2017)
improvisations on the music of Hildegard von Bingen, Caccini, and Cozzolani
PUBLIQuartet - MIND | THE | GAP: Reflections on Beauty (2019)
honoring the life and legacy of Madam C.J. Walker
Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981) - Break Away (2013)
Elektra Kurtis - Hasaposerviko

7:30PM shows:

Caroline Shaw (b. 1982) - Valencia (2012)
PUBLIQuartet - MIND | THE | GAP: A Tisket A Tasket (2017)
improvisation on the music of Ella Fitzgerald
PUBLIQuartet - MIND | THE | GAP: Pavement Pounding Rose (2019)
improvisations on Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle Rose"
Julia Perry (1924-1979) - "Ye Who Seek the Truth" (1952), arr. Norpoth
PUBLIQuartet - MIND | THE | GAP: Nina! (2018)
improvisations on the music of Nina Simone
Jessica Meyer - Get into the Now (2017)



Curtis Stewart, violin
Jannina Norpoth, violin
Nick Revel, viola
Hamilton Berry, cello

Applauded by The Washington Post as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music,” and by The New Yorker as “independent-minded,” the GRAMMY nominated PUBLIQuartet’s modern interpretation of chamber music makes them one of the most dynamic artists of their generation.  Dedicated to presenting new works for string quartet, PUBLIQuartet rose on the music scene as winner of the 2013 Concert Artists Guild’s New Music/New Places award, and in 2019 garnered Chamber Music America’s prestigious Visionary Award for outstanding and innovative approaches to contemporary classical, jazz, and world chamber music.  PQ’s genre-bending programs range from 20th century masterworks to newly commissioned pieces, alongside re-imaginations of classical works featuring open-form improvisations that expand the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet.

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Important info


  • Attendees must provide a negative Covid test result or proof of completed vaccination. In addition, you must also fill out a health survey in advance of the event.
  • We will start with an hour long reception to enjoy a whiskey tasting and snacks (all free!), and the beauty of the Cemetery, before the program begins.
  • The journey to and from the Catacombs takes approximately 20-30 minutes, which includes walking over hilly and uneven terrain; proper footwear is recommended.  
  • The program inside the Catacombs will run for approximately one hour with no intermission.
  • Health and safety protocols will be strictly enforced, including wearing a mask and keeping a distance of at least 6 feet from those not in your party. Follow directions given by Cemetery staff and ambassadors.
  • Sorry, we cannot refund or exchange tickets for another performance or timeslot.
  • There are no member discounts for this performance.


  • Attendees must wear a face covering at all times and maintain at least a 6-foot distance from those not in their group.
  • Follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.
  • Travel Safely: Green-Wood recommends following all safety precautions while traveling to and from the Cemetery, whether by foot, mass transit, or driving. If taking mass transit, please check the MTA’s guidelines.
  • Feeling Sick? Stay home if you are feeling sick or running a temperature. Please use good judgement if you have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19. For more information about COVID-19, please check the CDC website.
  • If you observe a situation or behavior that does not reflect these protocols, please advise an ambassador or other staff member immediately. With everyone’s cooperation this will be a memorable and safe unique experience.
  • Green-Wood reserves the right to deny entry to any visitor who refuses to comply with the safety guidelines.