Met Museum's Glass at 75: A Birthday Sing To Be Postponed
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by Movies News Desk
The event "Glass at 75: A Birthday Sing" previously announced as taking place on Saturday, January 21, at 5:00 p.m., is being postponed to a date later in the season, to be announced.
Therefore, the Music in the American Wing weekend January 20-22 consists of two events:
Music for the American Wing – Friday-Sunday, January 20-22, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012, at 4:00, 6:00, and 8:00 p.m. – Asphalt Orchestra Marches through the Met
Asphalt Orchestra liberates innovative music from concert halls, rock clubs and jazz basements and takes it to the streets. With movement direction from internationally acclaimed choreographer Susan Marshall and dressed by designer Elizabeth Hope Clancy, the 12-member band brings together some of the most exciting rock, jazz and classical players in New York City: Jessica Schmitz (piccolo), Alex Hamlin, Peter Hess and Ken Thomson (saxophones), Shane Endsley and Stephanie Richards (trumpets), Jen Baker and Alan Ferber (trombones), Kenneth Bentley (sousaphone), and Sunny Jain, Nick Jenkins and Yuri Yamashita (percussion).
Begins in the Great Hall, concludes in The Charles Engelhard Court of The American Wing
Sunday, January 22, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.- Thomas Hampson, Baritone - “Song of America”
This concert is inspired by the New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts. This final stage of the renovation of the American Wing opens January 16, 2012.
Hampson began his 2011-2012 season at San Francisco Opera, where he created the role of Rick Rescorla in the world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’s Heart of a Soldier. The new opera, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, features a libretto by Donna Di Novelli and was directed by Francesca Zambello. Based on the 2002 book by James B. Stewart, the work is inspired by the true story of Rescorla and his tragic death in the collapse of the South Tower of the World Trade Center following his heroic evacuation of all 2,700 employees of Morgan Stanley. Hampson’s other operatic engagements this season include Iago in Verdi’s Otello and the title role in Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler, both at Zurich Opera, and Verdi’s Macbeth at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. www.hampsong.com
The Charles Engelhard Court, The American Wing
For tickets, visit www.metmuseum.org/tickets or call (212) 570-3949. Tickets are also available at the Great Hall Box Office, which is open Tuesday-Saturday 10-5:00 and Sunday noon-5:00. Student and group discount tickets are available for some events; call 212-570-3949.