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The Overlook Quartet Performs: “If The Stars Align”

The Great Lawn
Free, and admission to the grounds is free on Thursdays

The Overlook Quartet is a group of accomplished string players dedicated to amplifying the music of Black composers by looking to voices both celebrated and underperformed and seeking out living composers to perform and commission. Through this work, The Overlook Quartet upholds a commitment to a more representative canon. The quartet will perform If the Stars Align, a program dedicated to the music of living Black female composers Leila Adu, Shelley Washington and Eleanor Alberga.

Violinists Monica Davis and Ravenna Lipchik have held chairs in Broadway orchestras and toured internationally with renowned chamber ensembles; violist Angela Pickett and cellist Laura Metcalf are members of award-winning string quintet Sybarite5. The four friends and colleagues formed the quartet in 2020 at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, a time when creative work had all but disappeared from the artistic landscape of New York. The quartet has performed dozens of in-person and online concerts presented by the Kaufman Music Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Strathmore Arts and many others.

Registration strongly recommended, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. In case of rain, the event will move to Armor Hall in Wave Hill House. Because space is limited, registered guests will receive priority. If you have any questions about this program or have registration questions, please contact us at or by calling the number and extension provided above.

The Overlook Quartet’s performance of If the Stars Align, part of a two-day festival of community performance activities in the Bronx, is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the Bronx Council on the Arts.

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Photo: Julia Drummond

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