Music at the Museum


Music at the Museum • Salon Series

Music at the Museum 

Join us for the fourth year of Music at the Museum, a monthly weekend concert series featuring classical and jazz musicians from the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division. The concerts take place at the Zimmerli and allow visitors to enjoy art and music side-by-side. Each concert is preceded by a brief talk related to the performance theme and, at the conclusion, guests are invited to take a tour of museum highlights. The Music at the Museum series is organized to present a broad repertoire accessible to audiences of all ages. 

Music at the Museum performances are FREE to the general public, but seating is limited.

“Imagine that! Musical Depictions of Carnival Scenes, Fairy Tales, and Composers’ Favorite Pets”
Sunday, December 10 / 1:30 to 3:30pm
(Discussion: 1:30pm; Concert: 2pm; Tour: 3pm)

“Imagine that!” features selections for flute and guitar by Warin, Pryor, Schocker, Martin, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Krouse, performed by Michelle Grondin Gergich, flute; and Leighann Narum, classical guitar. Following the concert, tour the exhibition Cats vs. Dogs: Illustrations for Children’s Literature.

“Cello Adventures in French Music”
Sunday, February 18 / 1:30 to 3:30pm
(Discussion: 1:30pm; Concert: 2pm; Tour: 3pm)

“Cello Adventures in French Music” features selections for two cellos and piano by Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, and Jacques Offenbach, performed by Matthias Iff, cello; Hyojin Lee, cello; and Ahran Kate Kim, piano. Following the concert, tour the exhibition Set in Stone: Lithography in Paris.

French Romanticism - Music of Franck and Faure”
Sunday, March 11 / 1:30 to 3:30pm
(Discussion: 1:30pm; Concert: 2pm; Tour: 3pm)

“French Romanticism” features works for violin and piano by Cesar Franck and Gabriel Faure, performed by Sharon Gayoung Cho, violin; and Enriqueta Somarriba, piano. Following the concert, tour the exhibition Set in Stone: Lithography in Paris. 

Salon Series

“Bad Attitude”
Sunday, November 19 / 2 pm

"Bad Attitude" features “String Quartet No. 2 - Demons and Angels” composed by Stacy Garrop, “String Quartet No. 2 - For Sylvia Beach” composed by George Antheil, "String Quartet No. 11 - Serioso" composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, "String Quartet No. 10" composed by Dmitri Shostakovich, and "String Quartet No. 4 - Emergence" composed by Libby Larsen, all performed by the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra. This free salon series includes complimentary wine and cheese, conversation, and insightful comments by NBCO’s Artistic Director.    

NBCO’s Salons have become so popular that reservations are necessary to guarantee a seat. To reserve your spot, please visit or email with the number of attendees in your party. Walk-up attendees may be turned away at the door if all seats are full.