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  • The Life and Times: Henri Matisse's <em>The Three O'Clock Sitting</em> (1924)

    The Life and Times: Henri Matisse's The Three O'Clock Sitting (1924)

    Met Curator Rebecca Rabinow explores Henri Matisse's The Three O'Clock Sitting (1924), which he created on the sunny Riviera while teaching one of his favorite models how to paint.

    Presented May 1, 2014

  • The Life and Times: Juan Gris's <em>Violin and Playing Cards on a Table</em> (1913)

    The Life and Times: Juan Gris's Violin and Playing Cards on a Table (1913)

    Met Curator Rebecca Rabinow explores Juan Gris's Violin and Playing Cards on a Table (1913), a colorful Cubist still life painted in the foothills of the Pyrénées Mountains on the eve of World War I.

    Presented April 24, 2014

  • Arvo Pärt in The Temple of Dendur

    Arvo Pärt in The Temple of Dendur

    Kanon Pokajanen (1997) is one of Arvo Pärt's unqualified masterpieces—and a work of sustained inner unity and immense cumulative force. Performed by the ensemble that generated its definitive recording on ECM in 1998, the piece was staged in the unforgettable setting of The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing.

    Presented June 2, 2014

  • Edmund de Waal

    Edmund de Waal

    Edmund de Waal, one of the world's leading ceramic artists and a renowned historian of the medium, and Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman, Modern and Contemporary Art, explored the dialogue between art and architecture, as well as the convergence of aesthetics, science, and politics in how we view art.

    Presented May 7, 2014

  • The Permanent Collection

    The Permanent Collection

    Artist in residence Alarm Will Sound performed music by György Ligeti, Richard Wagner, Charles Ives, and Thomas Adès. This was a performance specially conceived for their artist residency at the Met, as Alarm Will Sound rarely performs the work of dead composers.

    Presented October 11, 2013

  • A Civil War Symphony

    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) presented 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

    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

    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 created a live video installation to encircle the performers and generate a theatrical context for the music. Lavard Skou Larsen's Salzburg Chamber Soloists gave their New York debut with a program featuring their adaptation of the piece to a string orchestra.

    Presented March 22, 2013

  • Charles Lloyd

    Charles Lloyd

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

    Presented March 15, 2013

  • Naseer Shamma and Al-Oyoun Ensemble

    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 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

    Judy Collins

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

    Presented February 14, 2013

  • Nauru Elegies

    Nauru Elegies

    The Nauru Elegies posits that Nauru is a reflection site of many of the issues facing our contemporary information economy. This event was 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

    Jack Quartet

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

    Presented December 16, 2012

  • Peony Pavilion

    Peony Pavilion

    With the aim of animating Metropolitan Museum galleries in new ways, Met Museum Presents offered 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.

    Presented November 30, 2012

  • Madame Freedom: Live Re-score by DJ Spooky

    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

    Patti Smith: February Snow

    Rock legend Patti Smith paid 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 Concert

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

    Presented September 22, 2012

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Featuring: Artist in Residence The Civilians, Attacca Quartet, Ryoji Ikeda's Superposition, John Zorn, Salif Keita, Cory Arcangel, Christopher Taylor, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Anna Wintour, and more.

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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).

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