Members of the New Juilliard Ensemble: Joel Sachs, director and conductor; Hae Jee Ashley Cho, flutes; Bryan Conger, clarinets; Jonathan Gibbons, bassoon; Eric Huckins, French horn; Oliver Barrett, trombone; Julia Glenn, violin; Georgina Rossi, viola; Issei Herr, cello; Asa Maynard, double bass; Evan Saddler, percussion; Robert Fleitz, piano
Marie Samuelsson (Sweden, b. 1956)
United States premiere
Hebert Vázquez (Mexico, b. 1963)
Pinturas del mundo flotante: Bajo una ola en altamar en Kanagawa
[Paintings of the floating world: Under the wave off Kanagawa] 2012
United States premiere
Roberto Sierra (Puerto Rico/United States, b. 1953)
El sueño de Tartini [Tartini’s Dream] 2000/2007
World premiere of final version
Donald Crockett (United States, b. 1951)
Dance Concerto (2013)
Bryan Conger, clarinet
New York premiere
The Museum of Modern Art established Summergarden in 1971. In keeping with MoMA’s history of presenting jazz and classical music in the Sculpture Garden, this year’s concert series once again welcomes the participation of The Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Titled New Music for New York, the series comprises four evenings of adventurous contemporary music, with premieres each night. Juilliard concerts are performed by members of the New Juilliard Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Joel Sachs, and the Verona Quartet, which has just concluded a two-year residency at Juilliard. Mr. Sachs has assembled two distinctive programs of recent compositions, which are enjoying their New York premieres. Jazz at Lincoln Center has selected two up-and-coming jazz ensembles whose concerts emphasize original works, each with one world premiere.
Summergarden is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Sculpture Garden may close if attendance reaches maximum capacity. Entrance to Summergarden is through the Sculpture Garden gate on West 54 Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. The Sculpture Garden opens at 7:00 p.m., and concerts start at 8:00 p.m. and run approximately one hour to 90 minutes. The Sculpture Garden closes at 10:00 p.m. In the event of rain, concerts will be held in The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby, and the Museum’s 54 Street entrance will open at 7:30 p.m. The exhibition galleries are closed during Summergarden. The Garden Bar, located on the northeast end of the Sculpture Garden, features a selection of homemade snacks, as well as wine, craft beer, and cocktails. In the event of rain, the Garden Bar is closed.