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Rose Bar

Emceed by WQRX's Terrance McKnight - GetClassical @ Rosebar

Get Classical reflects a changing cultural landscape within the classical scene and reaches out to a new listener, creating a bridge between the relaxed sophistication of the wet bar and the formality of the concert hall.

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 Emceed by WQRX's Terrance McKnight - GetClassical @ Rosebar
 Emceed by WQRX's Terrance McKnight - GetClassical @ Rosebar

Time & Location

May 06, 2012, 7:00 PM

Rose Bar, 2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA

About the Event

Terrance McKnight is the award-winning weekday evening host for Classical 105.9 FM WQXR as well as the Saturday night radio show, All Ears with Terrance McKnight. A pianist himself, and a former professor of music at Morehouse College, McKnight brings true expertise and personal enthusiasm to his discussions of music of all genres. 

Press release

Gramercy Park Hotel’s Rose Bar now features an intimate evening of music, aperitifs and talk with leading classical music performers

May 25, 2012. New York, New York -- Get Classical will be launching their first program on May 6th, 6 pm  at the Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel at 2 Lexington Avenue. This intimate presentation of classical music performance and commentary brings the grandeur of a 19th –century salon to the 21st- century lounge.

With this new program, scheduled monthly, Get Classical at the Rose Bar integrates classical music into the city’s mainstream music night life. Accessible and in a tasteful and stylish atmosphere, many new fans are invited to hear well known musicians in a new environment, showing that classical music is now looking to reinvent the way it reaches the public, and is reaching out of its comfort zone.

The program features avid performers, classical pianists Marika Bournaki, Vassily Primakov, Natalia Lavrova and David Aladashvili. Ilona Oltuski, Get Classical’s Founder, will be the Emcee that night. She explains, “This gorgeous new venue will bring newcomers to classical music, as well as the afficianados, and all can enjoy classical music in a new way. GetClassical’s intimate and “salon like” program will hopefully revitalize this very important part of our city’s culture.”

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