Photo: Hana Haley

Occasional Evenings: Lacy Rose and her Starling Quartet

BISR Central
68 Jay Street, #425
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Coming to BISR Central Wednesday, November 13th, for our second Occasional Evening, is composer and vocalist Lacy Rose. With her ensemble the Starling Quartet, Rose will perform original works, including: Rose’s song cycle Ria, a meditation on three portraits of Ria Munk by the Viennese painter Gustav Klimt; excerpts from her musical adaptation of the Dylan Thomas screenplay “The Doctor and the Devils”; and her surrealistic standards—love songs imagined for the lost technicolor films of the 1940s, and featuring string quartet arrangements by John K. Stone and the lyric poetry of Lacy Rose. Following the performance, Lacy will join BISR faculty Rebecca Ariel Porte for a short talk back.

As always, beer, wine, and snacks will be served. Attendance is free (with $8 suggested donation). Please RSVP below.


  • Lacy Rose

    Lacy Rose is a New York based classically trained vocalist, composer and poet. She collaborates regularly with choreographer Coco Karol and composers Sxip Shirey, Alaina Ferris, and John K. Stone. She has opened for and performed with such eclectic artists as Cocorosie, Baby Dee, Dave Malloy, Amanda Palmer, and Osso String Quartet. She made her Mostly Mozart Festival debut in the Schubertiade Remix at Lincoln Center alongside members of the International Contemporary Ensemble. As a composer of neoclassical art songs, Lacy regales her audience with tales of magic, myth, tragedy and love. Maria, her six-part song cycle, explores the inner life and personhood of Gustav Klimt’s muses, Maria “Mizzi” Zimmermann and Maria “Ria” Munk. Rose composed the score for a theatrical adaptation of Dylan Thomas’ screenplay, “The Doctor and The Devils,” and is currently adapting Clarice Lispector’s The Passion According to G.H. into an opera with director Dara Malina.

Event Schedule

Wednesday, 7:00-9:00pm
November 13, 2019


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