Casual Concerts New York (CCNY) is a new brand of classical music concerts hosted in living rooms, rooftops, gardens, libraries, museums, cocktail lounges and other unconventional venues in the New York City area. Founded by classical guitarist and composer, Tye Austin, CCNY brings you the finest classical and jazz music the city has to offer into the comfort of your own home and/or neighborhood community. From a solo violinist or classical guitarist to a jazz trio, string quartet, or symphonic orchestra, you may book any combination of world-class musicians to perform at your Casual Concert.
Anyone can host and/or book a Casual Concert wherever they’d like. Concerts are generally $20 per person at the door, and all profits go directly to the musicians. Hosts may choose to allow guests to bring their own beverages and snacks. Hosts may also sponsor the music performance and refreshments and allow guests to attend for free. Guests are encouraged to mingle with each other and the musicians before and after the performance. Fill out the contact form below and a representative will send you more information shortly.
Upcoming Casual Concerts
February 3 at 6pm | Solo Guitar | Williamsburg Library | Brooklyn, NY
February 24 at 6pm | Cello/Guitar Duo | Penthouse Concert | Manhattan, NY
March 10 at 6pm | Solo Guitar | Warehouse Studio | Long Island City, NY
March 24 at 6pm|Guitar/String Quartet | Brooklyn Conservatory of Music | Brooklyn, NY
April 7 at 6pm | Violin/Guitar Duo | Rooftop Concert | Manhattan, NY
CCNY features international award-winning musicians from across the globe. Anyone with a professional background in music is welcome to apply to CCNY. Submit your headshot, artist bio, and music links to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered. Check out the current artist roster below.
Violin: Adrianne Munden-Dixon, Michelle Painter, Filip Pogady
Viola: Carrie Frey, Brianne Lugo, Peter Kiral
Cello: Nelly Rocha, Sasha Ono, Aaron Sinclair
Double Bass: Dan Pappalardo, Emma Dayhuff
Flute: Katie Althen
Clarinet: Sunny Lee
Trumpet: Kai Sandoval
Saxophone: Abraham Mennen, Alec Harper
Drums: Peter Manheim, Gabriel Globus-Hoenich
Guitar: Tye Austin, John Cesar, Hannah Murphy, Jacob Matheus
CCNY aims to make classical music more accessible by bringing world-class performers out of formal concert halls and into more casual settings. Classical music is for everyone regardless of socio-economic or political status. This digital platform allows hosts from all over New York to connect and engage with artists on their own terms from the privacy and comfort of their homes at affordable rates.