The Angel's Share

Various Artists

Spring, Strings, and Tasty Things

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

May 24 7:00PM - 10:00 PM

Rain Date May 25, 2024

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the long version

After three years of alliterative magnificence, beginning with the legendary Burgers, Bourbon & Beethoven Festival, we've decided that we should stop limiting ourselves to just one choice of food, drink, and musical repertoire. This year, we open our hearts, minds, and gullets, to take in a smorgasbord of sounds, sips, and sumptuous victuals. 

The evening begins with a wondrous bit of wandering across Green-Wood’s historic landscape – the perfect backdrop to enjoy a variety of food (snacks included in ticket price, with heartier fare available for purchase), spirit tastings, and chamber music performances. Then, the insanely talented members of Ruckus, one of the finest Baroque bands playing today, will offer a lesson in old-school social dancing, to anyone who wishes to shake it like they did in 1799... THEN, just when you thought it couldn't get any better, Ruckus will close the evening with a performance of Handel's majestic "Water Music"

The short version

Say hello to the warm season at Green-Wood, with a night of Baroque Strings and Tasty Things... it's one of our favorite events of the year, so don't miss it!

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Ruckus is a shapeshifting, collaborative baroque band with a visceral and playful approach to early music. The ensemble debuted in Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo in a production directed by Christopher Alden featuring Anthony Roth Costanzo, Ambur Braid and Davóne Tines at National Sawdust. The band’s playing earned widespread critical acclaim: “achingly delicate one moment, incisive and punchy the next” (New York Times); “superb” (Opera News).

Ruckus’s core is a continuo group, the baroque equivalent of a jazz rhythm section: guitars, keyboards, cello, bassoon and bass. The ensemble aims to fuse the early-music movement’s questing, creative spirit with the grit, groove and jangle of American roots music, creating a unique sound of “rough-edged intensity” (New Yorker). Its members are assembled from among the most creative and virtuosic performers in North American early music, and is based in New York City.

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