The MoMA Nights 2013 music series includes indie acts selected by MoMA’s PopRally committee, and concerts related to the exhibitions Soundings: A Contemporary Score and American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe.
Set begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular Museum admission applies. In the event of rain, the Sculpture Garden will close, and music will take place in Theater 1 or Theater 2. Please note: Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tonight’s Music Performance: Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto
Juan “Chuchita” Fernández Polo, lead vocal; Antonio Garcia Caro, gaita hembra; Gabriel Torregrosa Romero, percussion, pito atravesao; Alberto Posada Herrera, percussion, vocals; Wilson Fontalvo Castellar, percussion, vocals; Damian Bossio Figueroa, gaitas, percussion, vocals; John Fuentes Ramos, gaitas, percussion, vocals; Javier Mutis Garcia, percussion
At the very heart of Colombian music lies gaita, an Afro-Carribean style that is also a chief source of the cumbia played by Colombian big bands of the 1950s and their present-day offshoots. Gaita ensembles typically consist of two duct-flutes (gaitas), maracas, and three drums. The music is in turn joyful and plaintive. It is primarily party music, meant to help people dance through nightlong fiestas—but it can also be mournful music performed at funerals. Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, a group active since the 1930s, is the most prestigious ambassador of gaita music and has played a great part in keeping the tradition alive in Colombia. In addition to performing, its members teach and build instruments, dividing their time between their hometown of San Jacinto and tours that take them around the world. Los Gaiteros was awarded a Latin Grammy Award for best folk album in 2007.
Snacks and beverages in the Garden
Seasonal snacks and specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Sculpture Garden on Thursday nights. The Garden Bar, located at the northeast corner of the Sculpture Garden, also sells local gelato and sorbet, ice cream sandwiches, cookies, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. In the event of rain, a cash bar will be available indoors.
Terrace Dining (rain or shine)
The fifth floor’s Terrace 5 serves Chef Lynn Bound’s light, seasonal cuisine overlooking the Sculpture Garden. An a la carte menu is offered indoors, as well as a special "urban picnic" fixed price menu on the terrace during the summer months, which includes cured meats, cheeses, salads, sweets, and more (with optional wine pairing). Seatings are offered from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Reserve at email@example.com and include name, preferred time, number of guests, and phone number. The "urban picnic" menu is $32 per person (excluding beverages, sales tax, and service)—10% MoMA member discount not applicable.