For those of you who haven’t yet heard of Groupmuse, it is platform designed to pair people who want to perform classical music with people willing to host their performance and people wanting to attend. It’s basically a classical music house party. The event is different from your average classical music concert in that it is much more casual; events are often BYOB and offer floor seating. It’s also different in that it tends to bring together a particular community of all ages (classical music lovers) and encourages them to engage with one another socially. You can read more about Groupmuse here or learn about them straight from the source at groupmuse.com.
At the first Groupmuse I attended here in New Orleans, I ran into musicians I knew, met some members of the local orchestra I didn’t know, met the President of the New Orleans Opera, and many more interesting classical fans. And, I got to hear some great chamber music. What could be better?
My event is long in the planning – I first heard of Groupmuse years ago, but it had not yet made it to New Orleans, so I had to wait patiently. Finally, my patience was rewarded and I am thrilled. This movement will bring new life to the New Orleans classical scene and encourage more performances of solo and chamber works.
If you are in New Orleans and would like to attend, the event starts at 7:30. You can get all the details by following this link.
Hope to see some of you there! If not, please check out and support Groupmuse in your area or plan to attend the next one in New Orleans which is on May 31, 2017.