Layali El Andalus
Thursday, July 31, 2008, 7:00 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.
Led by Moroccan master musician Rachid Halihal, this Judeo-Muslim ensemble evokes the spirit of Andalusia's golden age-when Arabic, Jewish, and Christian cultures flourished side by side for seven centuries. The band's repertoire focuses on North African styles—Andalusian, chaabi, and gnawa—but also expands to folk music from the Middle East as well as classical Arabic and Sephardic Jewish music. Dalí, who was known to emphasize his Arabic lineage, would doubtlessly have approved of the juxtaposition. With Rachid Halihal, oud, vocals; Daphna Mor, ney, recorder; Uri Sharlin, accordion; Daniel Freedman, dumbek; David Buchbut, riq, Bruno Bruzzese, violin.
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.