Saturday, September 28
Saturday, September 28
Saturday September 28, 2019
5:30 Wine and light hors d’oeuvres
4381 Martha Ave
Bronx, NY easily accessible by Metro North And Woodlawn stations.
New York-based Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf. The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from J.S. Bach to Beyoncé. Boyd Meets Girl’s debut album reached #3 on the BillboardTraditional Classical charts and received the following review in Gramophone Magazine: “they play like one, with a harmony of purpose as sure as their intonation”.
Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf. The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from the baroque through modern day, including many of their own arrangements. Both acclaimed soloists in their own right, Boyd has been described as “truly evocative” by The Washington Post, and as "a player who deserves to be heard" by Classical Guitar Magazine, while Metcalf, also a member of the ensembles Sybarite5 and Break of Reality, has been called "brilliant" by Gramophone. Boyd Meets Girl has toured throughout the USA, Australia, India and Nepal, including appearances at the Newport Music Festival (Rhode Island), the Gharana Music Festival (Kathmandu, Nepal) and the Monsoon Music Festival (Kolkata, India).
In 2017 Boyd Meets Girl released its debut album on the Grammy award-winning label Sono Luminous, in conjunction with a 40-concert world tour. The album reached #3 on the Billboard Traditional Classical chart, and was described as “winning” by Classical Guitar Magazine, and received the following review in Gramophone: “They play like one, with a harmony of purpose as sure as their intonation.” The album has been broadcast on New York’s WQXR and SiriusXM, among others, and was selected as “Album of the Week” on California’s KDFC and Australia’s national ABC Classic FM.
A happily married couple, the duo lives in New York City.
For more information check out Boydmeetsgirlduo.com
As the home of Sounds of the City is still under scaffolding, we are hosting this year’s only concert in the Bronx. 4381 Martha Ave. It is easily accessible by subway and metro north.