with hosts Brad & Doug Balliett (Q2 Music)
Thu February 20th, 2014
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
What happens when the expert curators and archivist of the library show up at one of New York’s most renowned nightclubs for the arts, (le) Poisson Rouge? The most imaginative, arts focused trivia night this city’s ever seen. Join special guest hosts Q2’s Brothers Balliett for a trivia competition, where the treasures from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ collection inspire every question. Get your team together, and get ready to rumble.
We welcome teams containing 1 – 8 people. Teams can be formed at the event. Prizes will be given to the winning team.
The winning team will receive a round of shots or a bucket of beers from LPR, assorted gifts from the NYPL store, a private tour of the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, and everyone gets to check out books and cds and dvds from the Library for free (if they have a library card)!
This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.
NYPL Trivia Concert
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts houses one of the worlds most extensive combination of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field. These materials are available free of charge, along with a wide range of special programs, including exhibitions, seminars, and performances. An essential resource for everyone with an interest in the arts — whether professional or amateur — the Library is known particularly for its prodigious collections of non-book materials such as historic recordings, videotapes, autograph manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, stage designs, press clippings, programs, posters, and photographs. The Library for the Performing Arts offers an extensive series of concerts, presentations, and film screenings, designed to nurture the public’s curiosity and appreciation for the arts.
hosts Brad & Doug Balliett (Q2 Music)
Brad Balliett and Doug Balliett — identical twin composers and performers from Massachusetts — have been performing together and collaborating for nearly thirty years. As bassoonist and double bassist (respectively) they perform as a duo and with groups all around New York, including the new music ensembles Deviant Septet, Metropolis Ensemble, Argento, Signal, and Alarm Will Sound, with chamber ensembles The Declassified and Ensemble ACJW, with symphonies such as Handel & Haydn and the Hartford Symphony, and a host of other diverse ensembles.
Dedicated rappers, the brothers, along with Elliot Cole, make up The Oracle Hysterical and create pioneering hip-hoperas, rap cantatas, poperas, and so forth. Performances of these works have taken them around the world.
The Balliett brothers are fiercely competitive and work tirelessly to one-up each other. This drive creates a self-fueling passion to write the best work, listen to the best music, and learn as much as possible.