The Overlook, a string quartet formed during the pandemic by four accomplished string players from upscale neighborhoods, will present the grand finale of “If the Stars Align”, a community-driven music festival that explores four centuries of music by black composers , with a spotlight on living composers. The free concert takes place on September 2, outdoors in the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion in upper Manhattan. The festival’s two previous sold-out concerts have been held at the Hispanic Society of America and the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, and were highly regarded:
According to Laura Metcalf, the cellist of the quartet, “The Morris-Jumel Mansion is a really special place for our quartet, as we did our first public concert there last summer. We are delighted to be back for the finale of our festival and to present a program that spans four centuries and highlights the works of incredible living composers, Eleanor Alberga and Lee England, Jr. We hope that many of our neighbors and friends can join us for this meaningful event to kick off their Labor Day weekend.
The concert takes place on Thursday September 2 at 4 p.m.
Book at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-overlook-presents-if-the-stars-align-tickets-158901987121.