The Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill will host a series of musical “blind dates” beginning next Thursday with Dalton Portella and Ryan Messina from 6 to 8 p.m.
Mr. Portella is a Montauk artist and guitarist and Mr. Messina, who is from Dix Hills and is a teacher, plays the trumpet. They have never performed together or even met previously.
According to Ms. Nightingale, she will select the musicians in the early stages of this program, but then hopes that those interested will come up with their own match-ups. She would like the program to become a “networking system for performers and listeners alike.”
“Like a blind date, each performance has the potential to go tremendously wrong. But it can also work tremendously well, spark great chemistry, and initiate a musical dialogue that may or may not be continued elsewhere later.”