We love MoMA and apparently, they love us right back because they’re presenting new music in the Sculpture Garden throughout the summer.
The Summergarden series will feature jazz and classical performers from the Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the program is described as “adventurous contemporary music”–most pieces will be original. Shows begin this Sunday, July 5th and run every Sunday through July 26th.
On Thursday evenings in July and August, the Museum presents MoMA Nights, with each month featuring a distinct thread of musical performances. July concerts are a collaboration between Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem stage. The focus is on up-and-comers in the world of jazz and the clear influence they’re taking from other musical genres, like hip-hop, R&B, Latin, soul, jazz, gospel, and New Orleans second line.
August will also feature new music, this time from bands playing a range of genres from electronica, R&B, post-punk, indie rock and more. Each concert this month begins with an opening set at 5:30 p.m. by a DJ from Newtown Radio.
Seating will be on a first-come, first served basis, so it’s probably a good idea to get there early. Gates open at 7 pm for Summergarden and concerts begin at 8; MoMA Nights sets begin at 6:30 pm. (While the Summergarden concerts are free, regular museum admission applies for the MoMA Nights show, so pop in a few hours early to catch the latest exhibits.)
There’s zero need to go hungry or thirsty at any of these events! The Garden Bar will sell beer, wine, cocktails, sandwiches, gelato and other yummy treats to guzzle, chew or slurp throughout the show.
Click here for more info. Have a great weekend, everyone!
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