Musica Reginae, a Queens-based nonprofit devoted to promoting contemporary classical music, is partnering with the newly opened Finback Brewery in Glendale for a fundraising event this weekend.
The “brewery takeover” invites donors to an evening of beer tasting, a brewery tour and a night of classical music on Sunday, September 28, at 7 p.m. at Finback Brewery, 78-01 77th Avenue. Tickets are $35 per person and $65 for couples.
“It’s a wonderful time in Queens where we can have fresh beer from these new breweries that have popped up, but we also have fresh music from some local composers,” said Musica Reginae president Dan Olson.
In preparation of the group’s 14th season and a performance by The Kronos Quartet in May, Olson said he hopes the event this weekend will help attract a younger audience to the genre.
“This is the modern face of trying to take classical music and market it to a younger audience,” he said.
In addition to the night of beer sampling, raffles and other activities, food will also be available from Gendale’s Zum Stammtisch.
Finback Brewery co-founder Basil Lee said their corporate sponsorship with Musica Reginae is just the beginning of the brewery’s community outreach.
“I think it is really important to be a part of your neighborhood and your community, and I think beer often goes well with that,” Lee said.
He added that the brewery helped raise $500 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s organization with a special fundraising event at their tasting room just last weekend.
“We are definitely looking to do more things locally,” he added.
Space is limited so be sure to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 689-9390. [GR]