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Musical Storefronts: Nico Olarte-Hayes, cello & Yi Qun Xu, cello

April 25 at 4, 5 & 6 pm

Nico Olarte-Hayes Bio

Yi Qun Xu Bio


Nico Olarte-Hayes
J.S. BACH  –  Selections from Suite No. 1 for Solo Cello

Yi Qun Xu
J.S. BACH  –  Selections from Suite No. 4 for Solo Cello
TAN DUN  –  Eternal Vow

Nico Olarte-Hayes and Yi Qun Xu
JACQUES OFFENBACH  –  Movements from Op. 53 and Op. 54 Duos for Two Cellos


January 21-April 28, 2021

Kaufman Music Center brought live music back to NYC’s Upper West Side with a pop-up concert series with 107 performances featuring 202 of our city’s finest performers, including chamber musicians, soloists, Broadway stars from Hamilton, Tootsie and Company, and artists from the Merkin Hall stage. More than 30K passers-by enjoyed the performances. Presented in partnership with the Alphadyne Foundation, Musical Storefronts provided work to artists severely impacted by the cancellation of live performances in a format that took into account all necessary health and safety measures for both artists and audiences.

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