Brian Carpenter's Ghost Train Orchestra
Thursday, July 24, 2008, 5:30 p.m.
The Museum of Modern Art will remain open until 8:45 p.m. every Thursday in July and August, providing visitors with a relaxed atmosphere in which to view MoMA’s collection and special exhibitions, and enjoy live music and refreshments in the The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Live music will be presented in Sculpture Garden, weather permitting, in two series, MoMA Music: BRAZIL (July, held in conjunction with the film exhibition Premiere Brazil! 2009) and MoMA Music: CHINA (August, held in conjunction with the exhibition Projects 90: Song Dong). Performances will be in two sets, at 5:30 and 7:00 p.m., except on August 27, when there will be only one set at 7:00 p.m. In the event of rain, the Sculpture Garden will close and music will be presented in one set at 7:00 p.m. in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1 or 2. PLEASE NOTE: Sculpture Garden and theater seating are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
A cash bar will be open in the Sculpture Garden, weather permitting. The Garden Cart will sell desserts, including gelato and sorbetto from NYC–based Il Laboratorio del Gelato. Terrace 5 will be open for light refreshments inside the Museum on the fifth floor. In the event of rain, cocktails and wine will be available for sale in the Agnes Gund Garden Lobby, and Cafe 2 will offer a full menu, including wine and beer.
Ghost Train Orchestra performs music unearthed from the dusty vaults of a basement record collection, new arrangements of "voodoo music" (read "anti-artistic"), and spirited stomps from the most incredible of the late 1920s Chicago and Harlem jazz bands, plus original music commissioned for cartoon scores and vaudeville shows. Brian Carpenter, trumpet, slide trumpet, harmonica, voice; Briggan Krauss, alto and baritone saxophones; Michael Winograd, clarinet; Petr Cancura, clarinet, tenor saxophone; Curtis Hasselbring, trombone; Karen Waltuch, viola; Philippa Thompson, violin, musical saw; Andrew Stern, banjo; Ron Caswell, tuba; Rob Garcia, drums.
In conjunction with the exhibition Dalí: Painting and Film
Regular Museum admission applies:
$20 adults; $16 seniors, 65 years and over with I.D.; $12 full-time students with current I.D. Free for children 16 and under. Free for members. (Includes admittance to Museum galleries and film programs.) Tickets are valid from 10:30 a.m., with re-entry until closing.