Music at the Museum

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Music at the Museum • Salon Series


Music at the Museum 

Welcome to Music at the Museum, a concert series featuring Mason Gross Extension Division faculty members in concert at the Zimmerli Art Museum’s intimate Lower Dodge Gallery. Now in its fifth season, concerts are programmed to complement Zimmerli exhibitions and emphasize interdisciplinary connections among art, music, and culture. Concert events begin with a preconcert discussion between performers and audience members followed by an hour-long concert, and then a short gallery tour. 

These concerts are appropriate for audience members of all ages and backgrounds. Admission is FREE, and seating is first come, first served. Please arrive early to secure a seat!

See you at the museum!

Amanda Potter, Curator of Education and Interpretation at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Music at the Museum co-curator and Christopher Kenniff, Director of the Mason Gross Extension Division, Music at the Museum co-curator 

“Self-Confessed – Great Women in Classical Music”
Sunday, October 21 / 1:30 to 3:30pm 
(Preconcert Discussion: 1:30pm; Concert: 2pm; Gallery Tour: 3pm)
Related Exhibitions: The Art of Turning Pages: Illustrations by Lulu Delacre for Sonia Sotomayor’s Life Story and Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel

“Self-Confessed – Great Women in Classical Music” features Three Romances for violin and piano, op. 22 by Clara Schumann (1819-1896); Sonata for Solo Viola (2015) by Hatira Ahmedli Cafer; Soirées musicales Op.6 for solo piano by Clara Schumann (1819-1896); Nocturne, Mazurka in G Major, and Polonaise; and Dumka Trio - Duo Concertante for Viola, Violin, and Piano by Rebecca Clarke, performed by Alev Gokce Erem, violin; Laura Manko Sahin, viola; and I-Wen Wang, piano.

Celebrity! Music by Composers Associated with the Silver Screen
Sunday, November 11 / 1:30 to 3:30pm
(Preconcert Discussion: 1:30pm; Concert: 2pm; Gallery Tour: 3pm)
Related Exhibition: Celebrity Culture: Photographs from the Collection of the Zimmerli Art Museum

“Celebrity! Music by Composers Associated with the Silver Screen” features Una dia de Noviembre by Leo Brouwer (b. 1939); Gabriel's Oboe from "The Mission" (1986) by Ennio Morricone (b. 1928); Cavatina from "The Deer Hunter" (1979) by Stanley Myers (b. 1930); Sonatina op. 205 for Flute & Guitar (1965) by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968); andL’histoire du Tango by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), performed by Michelle Grondin-Gergich, flute and Leighann Narum, classical guitar.

“Winter Wonderland – Classical Selections from Nordic Countries”
Sunday, December 9 / 1:30 to 3:30pm
(Preconcert Discussion: 1:30pm; Concert: 2pm; Gallery Tour: 3pm)

A refreshing early-winter take on a concert traditionally associated with holiday repertoire.

“Winter Wonderland—Classical Selections from Nordic Countries” features Selections for cello and piano by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957); Four Swedish Songs by Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927); Ich liebe dich by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907); and Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 45 by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), performed by Benjamin Berman, tenor; Sharon Gayoung Cho, violin; Mira Kang, cello; Allison Brewster Franzetti, piano; and Michael Noble, piano.

“Timekeeping and Stealing Time”
Sunday, February 17 / 1:30 to 3:30 pm
(Preconcert Discussion: 1:30pm; Concert: 2pm; Gallery Tour: 3pm)
Related Exhibition: Timekeeping

“Timekeeping and Stealing Time” features Cello Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV 1011 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750); Two songs after Mazurkas by Frederic Chopin by Pauline Viardot (1821-1910); Mazurkas by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849); and Two Songs, op.91 for voice, cello and piano by Johannes Brahms (1883-1897), performed by Sonya Headlam, soprano; Mathias Iff, cello; and Azusa Hokugo Komiyama, piano.

“Stories of Wonder: Children’s Tales from Around the World”
Sunday, March 17 / 1:30 to 3:30pm 
(Preconcert Discussion: 1:30pm; Concert: 2pm; Gallery Tour: 3pm)
Related Exhibition: Stories of Wonder: Children’s Tales from Around the World

“Stories of Wonder: Children’s Tales from Around the World” features Children's Corner Suite by Claude Debussy (1862-1918); Luna's Magic Flute – a Fairytale for Flute and Piano by Blaz Pucihar; and L’aube enchantée (The enchanted dawn) by Ravi Shankar (1920-2012), performed by I-Yun Amy Tu, flute; Brant Roberts, marimba; MyungJin Oh, piano; and Yevgeny Morozov, piano.

Salon Series

“Impressions”
Sunday, October 7 / 2pm

Location: Voorhees Hall 105, adjacent to the Zimmerli
No reservations required

The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra (NBCO) kicks off the latest Salon Series with a program for string quartet inspired by 19th-century Impressionist art. The performance begins and ends with “pizzicato” movements by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, and also features “Impressions” by New York-based composer Jennifer Higdon, "Two Sketches on Native American Themes” by John Tomlinson Griffes, “The Wind in High Places” by John Luther Adams, and “Death Valley Junction” by Missy Mazzoli.

The Salon Series includes complimentary wine and cheese, conversation, and insightful comments by the NBCO’s Artistic Director Mark Hyczko.