BACKSTORY

The Q is a music organization that brings people together through curated intimate cultural experiences while supporting emerging artists by bringing multidisciplinary art performances into living rooms & intimate spaces, engaging community and building network within the arts. 

 

The Q is a creative organization that connects society and brings people together through intimate cultural experiences.

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 In the digital age we live in, where convenience is only a swipe or a click away, The Q is reviving one quintessential aspect of our lives: intimacy in human connectivity. We host and curate intimate home concert events that support artists of various genres while providing a platform to explore diversity in musical culture and highlight social issues.


REAL, SHARED HUMAN EXPERIENCES

With music being the centerpiece, The Q combines film, literature, magic, visual art, multimedia, food pairing, and even fragrance testing, aiming to provide a refreshing way of experiencing multi-sensory pairings, all in an up-close setting.

You don't need a backstage pass to get to know the artists.

Pick their brains, and hear all kinds of fascinating stories they are more than excited to share with you.

HOW IT ALL STARTED

After the release of the documentary Seymour: an introduction, Executive Producer Dr. Tony Zito invited violinist CheHo to give a house concert, followed by a screening of the film. The two then began hosting soirées out of Tony's apartment (fittingly numbered Q), the place where the film's director Ethan Hawke met Seymour Bernstein, subject of the film.

The Q has since been invited by hosts corporate brands, film festivals, and The United Nations for performances and events taking place across New York.

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You could tell the world-class performers, literally within arm’s reach, were enjoying the moment as much as we did. It wasn’t just another show or concert in town; it was an awe-inspiring interactive experience.
— audience member from Back In The Swing Of Things

TONY ZITO | Honorary Founder

Since his retirement from the medical profession due to illness, Dr. Tony Zito (1941-2016) had been of service in various cultural endeavors, including being the Executive Producer of the documentary Seymour: an introduction, before founding The Q with CheHo.

CHEHO | Artistic Director

A native of Hong Kong, CheHo was invited to perform at President Obama's Inaugural Luncheon. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, to classrooms and hospitals across the globe. One of his proudest moments was seeing the burst of joy from a 2nd grader when she made a sound from the violin.