WHO: GATHERNYC’s founders Laura Metcalf & Rupert Boyd, Woodwind ensemble IMANI WINDS, WQXR’s Aaron Dalton, Fashion Reverie’s William Gooch, TWELV Magazine’s Hissa Igarashi.
WHAT: TWELV Magazine & GatherNYC Presents Grammy Nominated Ensemble IMANI WINDS in Concert.
WHEN: Sunday November 18th, 2018
11:00am – 12:00pm
WHERE: SubCulture 45 Bleecker Street
The multicultural luxury lifestyle publication TWELV Magazine collaborated with the revolutionary concert experience GATHERNYC to present a special one-time concert featuring the Grammy nominated ensemble IMANI WINDS for an exhilarating hour-long concert at SubCulture, located at 45 Bleecker Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, as part of GatherNYC’s weekly Sunday “mindful musical mornings” – a season of classical concerts from notable and internationally acclaimed performers from around the world.
Joining GatherNYC’s founders Laura Metcalf and Rupert Boyd for the exciting event were TWELV Magazine’s Hissa Igarashi, WQXR’s Aaron Dalton, and Fashion Reverie’s William Gooch.
Sponsored by Airbnb, Pampelonne, Goodie Girl Cookies, and Caffe Vita, this concert featured works by some of today‘s most important contemporary composers, featuring African, Latin American, and American influences. As part of GatherNYC’s tradition, the concert also featured a brief moment of silence as well as storytelling from Julie Polk, a winner of the international Moth StorySLAM. It also marked the first time the acclaimed wind quintet (whose name “Imani”, means “Faith” in Swahili) has performed as part of GatherNYC’s programming, which also includes two more upcoming concerts in its fall 2018 season: one on December 2nd from the internationally renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine, and another on December 9th from the acclaimed Claremont Trio.
Tickets can be purchased via Airbob at www.airbnb.com/experiences/204019.
GatherNYC is a revolutionary weekly concert experience. Held every Sunday morning in downtown Manhattan, GatherNYC evokes the community and spiritual nourishment of a religious service, but the religion here is music, and all are welcome. Guests are served exquisite live classical music by New York’s most celebrated artists, artisanal coffee and pastries, a taste of the spoken word, and a brief celebration of silence. The entire experience lasts one hour. In these unsettling times, GatherNYC provides a place to fortify beauty and peace.www.gathernyc.org