The Atterbury House Sessions
Lara St. John curates concert series with distinguished artists, produced by Paracademia center for music and #collaborative arts which provides aid to struggling musicians
· Built in 1871 by architect Robert Mook and reimagined by Grosvenor Atterbury of McKim, Mead & White in 1909, the Atterbury House located at 131 E. 70th Street in New York City is considered one of the iconic architectural contributions of its time.
· The structure celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2021 with the Atterbury House Sessions, a series of chamber music concerts.
· The series will feature 11 performances held on Saturdays at 5:00 pm, running from January 23rd, 2021 to June 5th, 2021. Each performance will be broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube, and streamed through the outlets of WGBH and WCRB Boston.
· Violinist Lara St. John curated the series to provide an outlet for her colleagues at a time when classical musicians are under siege and imperiled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
· “I’ve spent a great deal of time thinking of my fellow musicians, who have been badly hurt by the loss of employment and the broad prohibitions against live concerts. I hope that this series will, in a small way, provide some colleagues with performance outlets and offer audiences a little respite from the harsh realities of the pandemic,” said St. John.
· Funded entirely by private donations, the series is produced in cooperation with the not-for-profit Paracademia center for music and #collaborative arts.
· Milica Paranosic, founder and executive director of Paracademia said: “At this challenging time of COVID-19 and its devastating impact on education and the arts, the Atterbury Sessions speak to the need to nurture and revitalize our artistic output through community efforts and collaborative production.”
· The 11 participating soloists and ensembles represent a cross section of the finest artists residing in the United States.
· Programs will include performances by Sybarite5, violinist Tessa Lark with bassist Michael Thurber, the Ulysses Quartet, bassist Xavier Foley, PUBLIQuartet, The Westerlies, Imani Winds, Baroque violinist Aisslinn Nosky, the Brentano Quartet, violinist Augustin Hadelich, and violinist Lara St. John.
Your contributions will allow us to fund these sessions which give the musicians a chance to perform, and the audience a chance to listen.