Rogue Collective: A new kind of string quartet performs at the Third Floor

(photo courtesy Rogue Collective)

Petworth is lucky enough to have many talented musicians who call our neighborhood home. And one in particular, Rogue Collective, is showcasing their unique mix of classical and popular music on August 4th at the Third Floor (the meeting / performance space above Slim's Diner at 4200 9th Street NW).

As described on their website, Rogue Collective, based in the Washington DC area, explores "the gap" between classical and popular music through collaboration, original composition, improvisation and performance. The group is a string quartet, (a configuration of instruments that has been at the forefront of music making for centuries) and re-imagines it for a contemporary audience.

The show on the 4th will offer original compositions and new music that blurs the line of "pop" and "classical," featuring works by Caroline Shaw, Michael Gordon, Ryan Chase, Andrew Byrne and Rogue Collective.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite >

Rogue Collective is made up of Kaitlin Moreno and Alexa Cantalupo on violin, Troy Pryor on viola, and Erin Snedecor on cello. They take the music they groove to — classical, hip-hop, rock, jazz, soul and electronic music — and create improvisatory scores and new, vibrantly composed string quartets. (See more on their website About page.)

Come out and support Petworth artists and expose yourself and your children to the vibrant new world of classical music.

Tickets are $10-$20, a great price for great local music. Get tickets >

a clip from our piece, Catchfly, at a #sofarsounds show in DC

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