Met Museum announces expanded 2013-14 concert season

Posted on: May 1, 2013

Tuesday (4/30) on the WQXR blog, Brian Wise writes, “The Metropolitan Museum of Art Tuesday announced its 2013-14 season of concerts and lectures, one that expands the number of events taking place in the museum’s galleries, and outside the traditional confines of its concert hall, the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. In announcing the season, Limor Tomer, the general manager of Concerts and Lectures said her goal is to develop programming that ‘places the Met itself at the center of innovative performance.’ … Among the highlights, the new-music ensemble Alarm Will Sound will take up a four-concert residency that includes a site-specific dance work in the museum’s Charles Englehard Court (Feb. 20). Later, the group will premiere a music-theater work by Kate Soper and Nigel Maister called I was Here I was I in the Temple of Dendur (June 20). The downtown composer and saxophonist John Zorn will be the focus of a 60th birthday celebration on Sept. 28, with eleven different performances throughout the Met’s galleries, courts and halls. The day will start with a fanfare for six trumpets commissioned by the Met and later feature Zorn himself improvising on the museum’s 1830 pipe organ. … The New York Philharmonic will give three performances of HK Gruber’s madcap chamber opera Gloria, a Pig Tale, in a collaboration with Juilliard and designer Doug Fitch (May 29-June 1).”

Posted May 1, 2013