Friday, March 29, 2024 @ 8:00pm – 11:00pm (EDT)
LOFT393, New York, NY, United States
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$25 ($20 Supermuser)

Step into the chilling embrace of darkness at a double bill affair, Sinister Soirée, featuring the macabre sounds of the classical piano trio Ensemble Mycelium, and the experimental chamber jazz trio Malnoia. As a Classical Keys and Groupmuse collaboration, featuring Grammy-nominated performers, this spine-tingling event is a departure from the traditional, bringing the bacchanal back to chamber music. Libations will be sold to help quell the fright, as surrealistic silent horror films, curated by German filmmaker Laurin Federlein, are projected throughout Loft393. Spectral spectators are encouraged to wear their creepy/sexiest soirée attire.

Ensemble Mycelium will perform Shostakovich Trio No. 2 (featuring the "Dance of Death"), Roslavets Nocturne for violin and piano, Scriabin's "Black Mass" Sonata, da Falla's "Ritual Fire Dance" from El amor brujo, and Cassado's Dance of the Green Devil for cello and piano.

Malnoia will perform original works from the brilliant mind of mad scientist/composer Jorn Swart.

Venue is wheelchair accessible. 

About Classical Keys

Classical Keys: is a concert experience that features top musicians from NYC who bring the highest level of artistic excellence to build a deeper appreciation and understanding of Classical Music, equal at home to standard repertoire, contemporary music, and underrepresented composers.

Daniel Colalillo: Founder/Artistic Director & Pianist

Concerts in NJ are held at:

The First Baptist Church
51 Washington St
Morristown, NJ 07960

Concerts in NYC are held at:

790 11th Ave
New York, NY 10019

About Groupmuse

Groupmuse is a worker- and musician-owned cooperative seeking to uplift artists and strengthen broader community bonds through live, intimate performances of historically-rooted music.

About Edward W. Hardy, violin

Edward W. Hardy (born January 12, 1992) is a critically acclaimed Black and Puerto Rican composer, music director, virtuoso violinist and violist and is one of the foremost exponents of solo violin repertoire for theatrical productions. At the age of 25, "Hardy (was) one of the youngest composers to ever be accepted into the Exploring the Metropolis Con Edison Composer Residency and one of the most prominent composer/ violinists in New York City" – BroadwayWorld. "Edward W. Hardy, who composed the omnipresent music, plays the violin superbly." – The New York Times. He has "Vigor, Control And Expressiveness." – The Post and Courier. Hardy is "Mesmerizing" – Manhattan With A Twist and also performs in a style that is "serene, dreamy, and soulful with velvety panache" – The Millbrook Independent. As the composer, music director and violinist of the smash hit Off-Broadway show The Woodsman Hardy's show was a recipient of the 2016 Obie Award, the 2014 Jim Henson Foundation Grant and was broadcast on PBS stations four separate times, streamed on BroadwayHD and major music producer Jim McElwaine produced Hardy's album The Woodsman Original Off-Broadway Solo Recording, which continues to be sold and streamed in countries such as the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Russia, Turkey, France, Hong Kong, Argentina, Ireland, and Germany.

Currently, Edward's discography contains 8 singles, 1 album, and his list of original compositions include works for solo violin, voice, harp, piano, string quartet, string trio, string duo, Latin ensemble, and soundtracks for film and stage. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts commissioned Edward's song cycle, BORN FREE (Sorrow Home, Lineage, The Struggle Staggers Us, and Southern Song) and premiered the work as part of their 2022 UNTRAPPED series. Also in 2022, Edward's Latin piece Flying – Dancing in Spanish Harlem was performed by Jazz legend Andre Hayward and his band, along with Edward, at the Austin Chamber Music Festival.

Edward has received numerous awards, most recently winning 1st Prize in the 2022 University of Northern Colorado Concerto Competition and 2nd Prize in the 2022 Angie Southard Performance Competition. Edward also has an extensive performance history ranging from solo violin performances for the Congressional Black Caucus/ opening of the African-American Smithsonian Museum, Hublot, MAC Cosmetics, Haute Living, special performances for rap legends 50 Cent, Nas, Justin Bieber, Hailey Bieber, Usher, Russell Westbrook, Kehlani, and legendary hockey player Alexander Ovechkin, to sharing the stage with famous artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Maxim Vengerov, Kygo, André De Shields, Damien Sneed, Regina Carter, Norm Lewis, Joshua Bell, John Blake Jr., Mark O'Connor, Radmila Lolly, Graham Reynolds, the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Jeffrey Zeigler, Sandbox Percussion, and the Attacca Quartet. Performance venues include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, WQXR, The Greene Space, The Apollo Theater, Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, Charleston Museum, The Cutting Room, The Public Theater's Joe's Pub, Amanyara, and many others.

Edward is a proud member of Local 802 Musicians Union, Dramatist Guild of America, ASCAP, and is affiliated with the American Composers Orchestra, the Sphinx Organization, Exploring the Metropolis, and the Gateways Music Festival. He is also the founder and artistic director of the Omnipresent Music Festival – BIPOC Musicians Festival, the digital marketing director and artistic advisor of Beethoven in the Rockies: Concert Series, and the senior director of operations and co-founder of the Northern Colorado Center for Arts Entrepreneurship. Master of Music, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College CUNY, cum laude, Bachelor of Music, SUNY Purchase, cum laude. Edward is a doctoral candidate/graduate instructor in violin performance at the University of Northern Colorado under the mentorship of Dr. Jubal Fulks.

About Daniel Colalillo, piano

Daniel Colalillo is a highly regarded classical pianist based in New York City. He is renowned for delivering powerful and distinctive performances with a high level of musical integrity. He has received critical acclaim from The New York Times and has established himself as a sought-after soloist. He has given solo recitals at prominent venues such as Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Bargemusic, Symphony Space, Columbia University, Princeton University, and has performed in several cities including Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Nashville, Toronto, Montreal, and more. Daniel also serves as the Artistic Director of Classical Keys, a concert series held in Morristown, NJ and NYC where he actively performs chamber music. As a dedicated educator, he operates his own private studio and was awarded "Top Piano Teacher" by Steinway & Sons in 2022. Recently, he is a Musician Owner and serves on the Council of Groupmuse, a series of chamber music house concerts in the US and abroad. He graduated with a Master from Mannes College and began playing piano at the late age of 15.

About Lucas Pino, bass clarinet


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