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George Lewis: Assemblage

Free with Museum admission. Registration recommended

New York Premiere, featuring Ensemble Dal Niente

Composer, trombonist, and experimentalist George Lewis says his ideas tend to come in a rush, like "driving on an Alpine road in your fancy Alfa Romeo and there are all these sharp turns, corners, and sudden stops." From that wild ride comes Lewis's composition Assemblage, full of its own hairpin shifts in tempo and texture, inspired by the titular collage-like technique from the visual arts. Chicago’s "superb contemporary-music collective" (The New York Times) Ensemble Dal Niente, for whom the piece was written, gives the New York-premiere performance along with three other works by Lewis in this exhilarating program. A talk with George Lewis and multimedia artist Camille Norment follows the performance.

Free with Museum admission. Advance registration is recommended.

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* Join us at 11 am for a pre-performance talk in Gallery 918 where George Lewis and Robert O'Meally, founder of the Center for Jazz Studies, discuss The Met's new exhibition Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell's Homage to Juan Gris and how it relates to music-making. Learn More

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