Joyce O’Leary started playing the violin at age two-and-a-half. Roughly six months later, she performed a Bach minuet at Dublin’s National Concert Hall. Ruth O’Leary was the family’s late bloomer. She started with the violin at age six, and followed a similar trajectory as her sister, eventually studying at London’s Guildhall School of Music. Now adults, the O’Leary sisters comprise Sephira, an international musical phenomenon which combines exhilarating violin duets with captivating harmonies and a palpable sibling stage connection. On September 14th, Sephira will offer a special, one-night-only concert at the New York Irish Center in Long Island City.
Details: Sephira, NYIC, 10-40 Jackson Avenue, LIC, September 14th, 7:30 pm cocktails with 8:30 pm showtime, $27, but $15 for students, seniors and the unemployed.