Open Memorial Day

The Museum will be open on Monday, May 28, from 10 am – 6 pm.

Special Programs
New York Cool: Free Friday Night Music Presented by Bank of America
Beijing Guitar Duo
Fri, May 18th, 2012 | 7:30 pm

Event Details

The New-York Historical Society and Bank of America present a free, Friday night concert series highlighting musical history makers, past and present. This concert series features hip, well-known and emerging names from across the spectrum of classical, jazz and popular music genres. Shows are first come, first served, and refreshments are available for purchase. And after the show stick around for our raffles, with prizes from local institutions!

Performer Bio(s)

The Beijing Guitar Duo, composed of Meng Su and Yameng Wang, is widely acclaimed for its outstanding technique and artistic musicality. Their first duo recording, “Maracaípe,” received a Latin GRAMMY nomination for the featured work Maracaípe, written and dedicated to them by composer Sergio Assad.

Ms. Su and Ms. Wang first met at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, where they both studied with the acclaimed professor Chen Zhi. The Beijing Guitar Duo was formally established at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland, in 2008 at the encouragement of their mentor, the world-renowned classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco. The coming concert season takes them to guitar centers in countries such as Holland, Ireland, Croatia, China and the United States. In addition, they will perform in trio with Manuel Barrueco in Germany, Finland and the United States. The impressive individual talents of Ms. Su and Ms. Wang come together to create one of the most exciting guitar duos on the scene today.

Raffle details

Knitty City, a store devoted to beautiful materials for knitting and crocheting, instructional classes, and community connection, has kindly donated a gift card of $25 to the New-York Historical Society. You can use this gift card online or in-store.

Lady M Confections has generously donated a $25 gift card for treats at their boutique, located at 41 East 78th Street. Caffè Storico has also donated a $50 gift card to be used at the restaurant any time!


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Additional Information

Concert attendance is free. First come, first served. Refreshments are available for purchase.

The New-York Historical Society is grateful to Bank of America for its generous support of

New York Cool: Friday Night Music.

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