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Strad for Lunch Every Wednesday

W.M.P. Concert Hall

Staying cultured in this city can seem daunting and expensive. Especially when you’re a classical music lover like myself. Which is why I was so excited to stumble on the W.M.P. Concert Hall inside the Gradoux-Matt Rare Violin shop. Every Wednesday at 12:30pm, owner Emmanuel Gradoux-Matt hosts Strad for Lunch, a 45 min to an hour concert featuring a stringed instrument created by Stradivari. The concert hall itself is intimate enough that you feel as if you’re in someone’s beautifully chandeliered living room for a private concert. And at a suggested donation of $10, it’s an amazing deal. I was fortunate enough to sit in on a concert featuring a violinst who has played with the New York Philharmonic and a pianist studying for a Masters at Juilliard. The musicians change every Wednesday so check the website for details.

Strad for Lunch
Wednesdays at 12:30
W.M.P. Concert Hall (31 East 28th Street)
Suggested donation $10
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Steph Garcia - Freelance Frugal

Steph was born and raised in NJ but is in no way affiliated with the Jersey Shore. After getting a degree in Sociology at NYU, she decided to throw it to the wayside to pursue an acting career. She writes and performs sketch comedy at the Magnet Theatre and with the sketch duo FIRECRACKER. Be warned that she will try to make you laugh and hopes you comply. Other interests include scouring Craigslist for money making endeavors, walking her dog, and playing darts.