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Music at MAD

Live, informal music performances to activate the galleries.

On select Thursdays and Saturdays, live music activates the galleries of the Museum. Meant to be enjoyed informally as visitors explore the art on view, performances from an international roster of celebrated instrumentalists take place in accordance with the Museum’s safe social-distancing practices.

Curated by Laura Metcalf and Rupert Boyd of Boyd Meets Girl, the roster of musicians include international soloists, Grammy winners, and members of the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the orchestra for Broadway's smash hit Hamilton. The artists will perform works crossing a range of genres—from classical to contemporary—that will enhance visitors’ experience with the art.

Performances take place Thursdays 6–8 pm and Saturdays 2–4 pm and are free with museum admission.

Artists and Schedule of Performances

Monica Davis, violin, member of the orchestra for the Broadway production of Hamilton
Sat, Feb 20, 2–4 pm

Karen Ouzounian, cellist of Grammy-nominated Aizuri Quartet and Silk Road Ensemble  
Sat, Feb 27, 2–4 pm

Matthew Lipman, international viola soloist, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Sat, Mar 6, 2–4 pm

Kristin Lee, international violin soloist, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Sat, Mar 13, 2–4 pm

Rupert Boyd, guitar soloist and artistic director of Music at MAD
Sat, Mar 20, 2–4 pm

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