Violinist Lara St John presents the ’Atterbury House Sessions’ - a series of chamber concerts beginning this month and featuring musical colleagues - in celebration of the New York venue’s 150th anniversary


Violinist Lara St John © Deniz Hugues

Violinist Lara St John is presenting the ’Atterbury House Sessions’, a new live streamed series celebrating the 150th anniversary of New York’s Atterbury House with eleven chamber concerts taking place from 23 January to 5 June 2021.

The series will feature performances by Sybarite5 (23 January); violinist Tessa Lark and bassist Michael Thurber (6 February); the Ulysses Quartet (20 February); bassist Xavier Foley (27 February); PUBLIQuartet (13 March); The Westerlies (3 April); Imani Winds (17 April); Baroque violinist Aisslinn Nosky (24 April); the Brentano Quartet (8 May); violinist Augustin Hadelich (15 May; and St John herself (5 June).

Funded entirely by donations, the concerts will be live streamed for free on St John’s Facebook and YouTube channels, and will also be available at All performances will take place on Saturdays at 5pm EST, and will be available for one week after the performance date.

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’I’ve spent a great deal of time thinking of my fellow musicians, who have been badly hurt by the loss of employment and the broad prohibitions against live concerts.’ said St John. ’I hope that this series will, in a small way, provide some colleagues with performance outlets and offer audiences a little respite from the harsh realities of the pandemic.’

The series is produced in collaboration with the not-for-profit Paracademia center for music and #collaborative arts.