Invite (new music in your home)
October 14, 2017
George Crumb, Four Nocturnes for violin and piano
Michiko Theurer, violin
Daphne Leong, piano
Welcome! My name is Michiko Theurer, and I'm the artistic director of Invite, a space for intimate conversations with new music. I am a violinist with a passion for art, literature, and creative collaborations. I am currently pursuing my PhD in musicology at Stanford University.
Invite is a way to get to know new music the way you might get to know a new friend: a single piece introduced and performed by live musicians over the course of an evening, in a gathering of ten people (or fewer), alongside whatever refreshments and ideas you'd like to share. You (the host) select a musical offering from our rotating menu, invite up to ten of your friends, and we (the musicians) will come to your home to perform, discuss, and explore the music with you.
Invite pays each artist a fixed fee per evening. The artists' fee may be covered in full by the host or divided between guests at the host's discretion. Invites may be sponsored in whole or in part by local arts organizations and partners.