true pearl (2018) an opera, in five tapestries commissioned by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Music by David Lang Libretto by Sibyl Kempson Performed by Roomful of Teeth and the Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury, conductor true pearl is an opera made specifically to be seen and heard in the Tapestry Room of the Gardner Museum. The opera comprises five scenes—one for each tapestry in the Gardner’s spectacular 16th century Flemish series based on the life of King Cyrus of Persia—and […]
“IN THE SPIRIT OF RHYTHM” Legendary Boston jazz drummer, composer, singer, and three-time Grammy winner Terri Lyne Carrington borrows from jazz, indie rock, contemporary classical, and R&B to syncopate your perception and tune your heartbeat. PROGRAM Terri Lyne Carrington | Jas Kayser Headliner: Terri Lyne Carrington Opening Act: Jas Kayser Pre-Show Act: L’Duke, formerly known as DJ Leah V Tickets are required and include Museum admission. Adults $27, seniors $24, members $17, students & children 7–17 $15 (children under 7 […]
This first concert in a two-year cycle of Mendelssohn’s six quartets features an eloquent mid-century quartet by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, based on African American spirituals. PROGRAM Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13 (1827) Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80 (1847) Leonard Bernstein (arr. N. Kitchen), Ilana, the Dreamer (c. 1950) Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, String Quartet No. 1, Calvary (1956) Tickets are required and include Museum admission. SECTION A: FLOOR LEVEL AND FIRST BALCONY Adults $36, […]
Everyone’s invited to the Gardner for Neighborhood Nights, a series of fun and free interactive evenings for you and your family. Enjoy music, performance, food trucks, cash bar, gallery games, and hands-on creative experimentation inside the Museum and out. PROGRAM FOR THE EVENING Evans Way Park // 5-9 pm Fun flows from the Museum into Evans Way Park for an interactive evening featuring Intervention: Ocean Blues by Laura Anderson Barbata with the Brooklyn Jumbies stilt dancers in oceanic, bioluminescent, sculptural wearables. Afro-Caribbean percussion by Tempo International Rhythm […]
Community Chamber Concerts build personal connections to the BSO and orchestral music, allowing community members to become more deeply engaged with the BSO over time. Each concert program lasts approximately one hour and is followed by a coffee and dessert reception for the audience and musicians.
The Gardner’s resident chamber orchestra is joined by soprano Sonja Tengblad and baritone Bradford Gleim.