Quintessential · The Q

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 brings people together through close-knit cultural experiences.

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We curate multidisciplinary home concerts featuring emerging talents in living room & intimate spaces. Through these soirées, The Q engages audiences in a unique and immersive experience that offers an avenue for social awareness and encourages diversity in musical culture.


CONNECTION IS WHY WE ARE HERE.

Film, poetry, magic, visual art, multimedia, food pairing, and even fragrance testing, combined with diverse genres of musical performances, The Q provides a refreshing way of experiencing multidisciplinary performances, 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. What better ways to socialize and meet like-minds in the city?

Be part of The Q experience.

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 an excerpt screening of the film. The two then began hosting soirées out of Tony's apartment (numbered Q), the very place where director Ethan Hawke met Seymour Bernstein, subject of the film.

Since then, The Q has been invited by guests who are opening up their living rooms, and brands that see the added cultural value, with performances and events spreading across New York.

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You could tell the world-class artists, who were literally within arm’s reach, were enjoying the moment as much as we did. It really speaks for what The Q is about: it is always a two-way interactive experience, and is such a quintessential New York moment to share that time and space with a special group of people.
— audience member from Back In The Swing Of Things

DR. TONY ZITO | Co-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, and giving a piano concert to celebrate his 70th birthday, before founding The Q with CheHo.

CHEHO | Co-founder, Artistic Director

A native of Hong Kong, artistic director CheHo performed as violinist at President Obama's second Inaugural Luncheon. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall and The United Nations, to classrooms and hospitals across the globe. CheHo is dedicated to reimagining programming for contemporary audiences and creating ways to make it accessible.