TOOMAI STRING QUINTET with ADONIS GONZALEZ-MATOS
Sun, 21 May 2023 (EDT)
08:00PM - 09:30PM
The Toomai String Quintet is an ensemble devoted to playing a variety of musical traditions from around the world, creating its own string arrangements, and commissioning new works. The award-winning group has been engaging audiences across the US for over a decade, performing concerts in collaboration with presenters such as Carnegie Hall, 92nd Street Y, and The Juilliard School, among others.
Tonight at Barbès, Toomai will perform music by Latin America’s most influential composers, spanning 1920s classical music to modern-day popular music. Through Toomai's versatility and engaging string arrangements, the group evokes the essence of beloved musical traditions from Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico.
This program features the NYC premiere of a new work by Cuban composer and pianist Adonis Gonzalez-Matos, who joins Toomai as a special guest. You'll also hear works by Heitor Villa Lobos, Léa Freire, Israel “Cachao” Lopez, Manuel Ponce, Milton Nascimento, and more.
With Emilie-Anne Gendron and Alex Fortes (violins), George Meyer (viola), Hamilton Berry (cello), and Andrew Roitstein (bass)
With special guest pianist and composer Adonis Gonzalez-Matos.
$20 donations suggested. Pay now or in person that night.