Photos of Lindsey Stirling’s NYC Artemis Showcase
All photos taken by Ana Santos
in New York City, NY on September 5th, 2019.
When Lindsey Stirling announced her one-off showcase shows in Los Angeles and New York City, I immediately knew I had to attend. After all, I’ve been making it a point to cover most of Stirling’s NYC-area shows for the past several years. What I hadn’t anticipated was the small venue choice, or the uniquely intimate show that would follow. Having previously sold out large venues such as NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom, The Beacon Theater and Asbury Park’s Paramount Theater, it is really no surprise that Gramercy Theater’s 500-person capacity was sold out in a matter of minutes.
Thursday night’s show was definitely not your standard showy Lindsey Stirling live fare, but that did not make it any less noteworthy. The intimate setting and stripped down production allowed Stirling to shine in a way that few fans have ever experienced before. “I am up here giving my all without any costumes or dancers to hide behind, just me my band and my violin,” she addressed the audience at one point.
As a showcase show, New York City’s fans had the chance to listen to Stirling’s latest album, Artemis, before it even hit the shelves. Stirling was candid about her performance; stating that the art of playing songs live is very different from practicing them in her living room, but despite the violinist’s humble explanation, fans were dished out an incredible treat of raw, heartfelt talent.
Artemis, now out via BMG, is a deeply personal album about Stirling’s struggle to overcome grief. As such, I feel like the intimate setting truly lent a hand to let those songs shine in their truest, most emotional form.
From here, Lindsey Stirling will embark on a number of international dates beginning on September 12th in Germany, followed by a slew of other major cities including Munich, Milan, Kraków, Warsaw, Berlin, Zurich and London.
for all tour & ticket info.
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