Art Songs on the L.E.S.
Jazz in the Park


Moma_sculpture_garden3_largeI have fond memories of going to MoMA's annual Summergarden series growing up with my family, where Juilliard's new music specialist Joel Sachs has been responsible for the programming ever since its founding in 1971. After the museum's renovation was completed in 2005, the concerts were split between new music (7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 8/19) and jazz (7/15, 7/29, 8/12, 8/26), featuring members of the New Juilliard Ensemble and Jazz at Lincoln Center, respectively. What's most remarkable is that each concert in the series will feature a premiere: a worthy tribute from the high altar of modern art. (Not to mention they'll be played amongst Richard Serra's monumental steel sculptures.) Concerts are at 8pm each Sunday in July and August; doors at 7pm. Admission is free.