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Met Museum Presents offers free, live-streamed programming of selected events.

These programs are made possible by the generous support of our Concerts & Lectures donors.

  • The Permanent Collection

    Artist in residence Alarm Will Sound performs music by György Ligeti, Richard Wagner, Charles Ives, and Thomas Adès.

    This is a performance specially conceived for their artist residency at the Met, as Alarm Will Sound rarely performs the work of dead composers. Here they reflect on how their very own permanent collection would look and sound.

    Presented October 11, 2013

  • A Civil War Symphony

    Working in tandem with Jeff L. Rosenheim, curator of Photographs, Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid) presents a newly created piece for string ensemble with live-mixed electronic music and video using images from the exhibition Photography and the American Civil War.

    Presented May 10, 2013

  • Of Water and Ice

    Of Water and Ice is a composition for string quartet and video that evolved out of Paul D. Miller's large-scale multimedia work Sinfonia Antarctica. Of Water and Ice is a music/video exploration of the composition of ice and water and our relationship to the vanishing environment of the arctic poles.

    Presented March 23, 2013

  • Seven Words

    When Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ On the Cross was first performed in 1786, the audience attended a multimedia performance that included special lighting, spoken words, and live music. Inspired by the original setting, artist Ofri Cnaani creates a live video installation to encircle the performers and generate a theatrical context for the music. Lavard Skou Larsen's Salzburg Chamber Soloists give their New York debut with a program featuring their adaptation of the piece to a string orchestra.

    Presented March 22, 2013

  • Charles Lloyd

    In celebration of his seventy-fifth birthday, Charles Lloyd performs a program at the Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing that marshals the creativity of his quartet and special guest singer Maria Farantouri.

    Presented March 15, 2013

  • Naseer Shamma and Al-Oyoun Ensemble

    Naseer Shamma is one of Iraq's leading cultural icons. In his first performance in the United States in more than a decade, Shamma appeared in New York with his Al-Oyoun Ensemble, consisting of seven virtuoso musicians from Cairo performing in a contemporary style of Shamma's own creation, which he calls Arab Chamber Music.

    Presented March 9, 2013

  • Judy Collins

    Folk legend Judy Collins makes her third Metropolitan Museum appearance with a Valentine's Day–themed program.

    Presented February 14, 2013

  • Nauru Elegies

    The Nauru Elegies posits that Nauru is a reflection site of many of the issues facing our contemporary information economy. This event is one of several comprising The Met Reframed, an unprecedented, multilayered, artistic partnership with Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid), a composer, multimedia artist, writer, and DJ.

    Presented January 18, 2013

  • Jack Quartet

    The JACK Quartet electrifies audiences worldwide with "explosive virtuosity" (Boston Globe) and "viscerally exciting performances" (New York Times). This concert is presented in front of the Museum's Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche in the Medieval Sculpture Hall.

    Presented December 16, 2012

  • Peony Pavilion

    With the aim of animating Metropolitan Museum galleries in new ways, Met Museum Presents offers one of five performances of the sixteenth-century Kunqu opera masterpiece The Peony Pavilion, in a seventy-minute version developed and directed by celebrated composer Tan Dun with choreography by Huang Doudou, one of China's most prominent dancers, in the Met's Astor Court, the courtyard modeled on a seventeenth-century garden.

    Presented November 30, 2012

  • Madame Freedom: Live Re-score by DJ Spooky

    In 2007, Paul D. Miller was commissioned by Nabi Art Center in Seoul, Korea, and the Korean American Film Festival in New York to re-score the classic 1956 film Madame Freedom.

    Presented October 26, 2012

  • Patti Smith: February Snow

    Rock legend Patti Smith pays tribute to Andy Warhol, her fellow traveler on the cutting edge of the New York art and music scene in the 1970s, for her tenth Metropolitan Museum performance.

    Recorded September 28, 2012, in conjunction with the exhibition Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years.

  • Efterklang Concert

    Efterklang and the Wordless Music Orchestra performed in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium.

    Presented September 22, 2012

C&L brochure

Featuring: Alarm Will Sound in residence, Arvo Pärt, Chamber Opera at the Met, Philippe Jaroussky, Rosanne Cash, Susan Graham, Dance Heginbotham, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Stephen Pinker, and many more.

View the spring 2014 brochure.

Under 30 $15 tickets for visitors 30 years or younger on the day of the event on select performances (subject to availability; proof of age required)

Call 212-570-3949 or visit the box office for more information.

Under 30 Selected concerts throughout the year offer special $1 tickets for kids (ages 7–16) accompanied by an adult purchasing a full-price ticket (maximum three children's tickets per paying adult).

See a list of selected Bring the Kids concerts.