Europe was on the verge of committing suicide; Africa burst into Western consciousness; technology was on a dizzying trajectory; music was losing its grip on tonality, slipping loudly into entropy. Two monumental works were premiered within eight months of each other: Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.
To put this striking period into context—and perhaps find parallels with our own time—Met Museum Presents offers a series of conversations and concerts.
Tickets to these events include Museum admission.
American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME)
ACME, which the New York Times describes as "vital," "brilliant," and "electrifying," continues the series with Schoenberg's seminal Pierrot Lunaire, along with a new companion piece selected specifically for this series.
Saturday, November 2nd, 7:00 pm
Yaron Kohlberg and Bishara Haroni, the preeminent pianists of their generation in their respective homelands—Israel and Palestine—perform two compositions separated by 100 years.
Saturday, November 9th, 7:00 pm
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Four evenings hosted by the New Yorker's Critic at large Adam Gopnik with special guests.
Why Europe Committed Suicide
Adam Gopnik, critic at large, the New Yorker.
Wednesday, October 2nd, 6:00 pm
Why New Art Mattered
Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic, Boston Globe.
Wednesday October 9th, 6:00 pm
How Proust Changed Our Minds
Alain de Botton, writer.
Wednesday, October 16th, 6:00 pm
Africa and the West
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and
the University center for Human Values, Princeton University.
Wednesday, October 23rd, 6:00 pm
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Image above: Nadar (French 1820–1910), Adrien Tournachon (French, 1825–1903), Pierrot Running, 1854–55. Albumen silver print from glass negative. Image: 26.5 x 20.8 cm (10 7/16 x 8 3/16 in.) Mount: 41.3 x 34.5 cm (16 1/4 x 13 9/16 in.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005 (2005.100.43)
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