Nicolas Altstaedt at the Armory - Cancelled
As one of the most versatile and sought after performers today, German-French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt makes his Armory debut performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s iconic Six Suites for Cello. The Six Suites for Cello are considered the Baroque composer’s most recognizable set of chamber music and are noted for their rich texture and emotional resonance. Experience Altstaedt as he performs this marathon set in the intimate setting of the Board of Officers Room.
The Armory was built from Protected content Protected content the Seventh National Guard Regiment, the state’s wealthiest and most blue-blooded; it sometimes functioned a bit as an upper-class men’s club. The Board of Officers room is one of the few surviving Herter Brothers interiors in the country, but one of five in the Armory. Herter Brothers was a top cabinet-making and interior design firm in the mid-19th century and designed the Fifth Avenue mansion of William H. Vanderbilt (now demolished). This room still retains the original painted surfaces and magnificent mahogany woodwork. Poor alterations in the Protected content and water infiltration in the early Protected content caused significant damage but the room was magnificently restored in Protected content is now mainly used for recitals.
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