Originally scheduled to take place at St. Ann's and the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights, I bought tickets to this event far in advance and with such excitement that I’ve been really looking forward to it ever since. To hear Max Richter’s music in a church seemed like a dream come true. So I was quite disappointed when they changed the venue to (Le) Poisson Rouge. I was looking for more of a serene environment to fully experience Richter's music I love so dearly, not in a hot airless space where one uncomfortably bumps into other people as if on the subway during rush hour.
Max Richter was joined by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), and they were absolutely inspiring. I went to school in Boston and mostly hung out with musicians from New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music. Their dedication and passion to music was something I will always hold close to my heart. I checked out top-notch live performances by not-yet-famous artists daily, which I now don't get to do it often even though I live in one of the best cities for it. Richter and ACME absolutely transported me back to the time where I blindly believed in myself and followed my passion without fear. I felt my battery getting charged slowly. It’s always good to be reminded that human beings are capable of creating such beauty by not relying on elaborate technology or tools but mostly with mind and body.
I really hope they'll perform in a church one of these days in the near future.
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012