Friday, June 13, 2014
New York City

* NEW! Read James R. Oestreich’s review of ‘A Suite Ride Through NYC’ in The New York Times

Five Boroughs Music Festival joins forces with the brand new Early Music Festival: NYC to present A Suite Ride Through NYC featuring cellist Paul Dwyer, who will put the “tour” in “tour de force” as he plays all 6 Bach Cello Suites across all five of the city’s boroughs – in one day!

Take a Bach tour of the boroughs with 5BMF: Join us for one program or come along for the entire journey with us! And in the meantime, read Paul’s updates about this exciting musical trek on his blog.

9:00 AM – Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Suite No. 6 in D Major
58 7th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn
How to get there: Q/B to 7th Ave/Flatbush; 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza.

11:00 AM – Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge
Suite No. 2 in D Minor
St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island
How to get there: Free Staten Island Ferry from Whitehall Terminal in lower Manhattan.

1:00 PM – Sweetleaf Espresso Bar (Center Blvd)
Suite No. 5 in C Minor
4615 Center Blvd, Long Island City, Queens
How to get there: 7 to Vernon Blvd/Jackson Ave; G to 21 St; E/M to Court Sq.

3:00 PM – An Beal Bocht Café (in collaboration with ClassicalCafé)
Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major
445 W. 238th St, Riverdale, Bronx
How to get there: 1 to 238th St

5:00 PM – Saint Peter’s Church
Suite No. 1 in G Major
Suite No. 3 in C Major
619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St., Manhattan
How to get there: 6 to 51st St; E/M to Lexington Ave/53rd St

About Paul Dwyer: Cellist Paul Dwyer brings to life everything from early music on baroque cello to brand new works by young composers. He has appeared as soloist and chamber musician at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art and has performed chamber music with Jordi Savall, Menahem Pressler, and artist-faculty of the Juilliard School and Aspen Music Festival. A prize-winner of numerous competitions, Paul is also the recipient of the Javits Fellowship, Presser Award and a Fulbright Fellowship for studies with Anner Bylsma and Frances-Marie Uitti in Amsterdam. Paul holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Michigan, where he was teaching assistant to Richard Aaron. He recently completed additional graduate studies in historical performance at The Juilliard School.