Summergarden – Free Concert Series New York City

Summergarden – NYC Free Concert Series

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Summergarden 2008

The Museum of Modern Art established Summergarden in 1971 to enhance the artistic life of New York City during the summer. In keeping with MoMA’s history of presenting jazz and classical music in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, this year’s Summergarden series once again welcomes the participation of two constituents from Lincoln Center-The Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center-with concerts on alternating Sundays. New Music for New York presents eight evenings of adventurous contemporary music, with premieres each night.
The young virtuosi of the New Juilliard Ensemble will perform new chamber music that has never been heard in New York, by composers from all over the world writing in a vast range of styles. Jazz at Lincoln Center selects four cutting-edge jazz artists, each of whose concerts will emphasize original works and include at least one world premiere.
Summergarden is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major annual support is provided by The Ethel P. Shein Fund for Music at MoMA, which is generously funded by Agnes Gund and by Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder. Additional support is provided by Paul D. Shein and Elizabeth Pozen.


The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden


Gate opens at 7:00 PM
Concerts begin at 8:00 PM

2008 Schedule

Juilliard Concert I: Music for String Quartet
Sunday, July 6, 2008

Jazz Concert I: Billy Bang Sextet
Sunday, July 13, 2008

Juilliard Concert II: Music for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Sunday, July 20, 2008

Jazz Concert II: Ted Nash Quartet
Sunday, July 27, 2008

Juilliard Concert III: Music for Ensembles
Sunday, August 3, 2008

Jazz Concert III: Summer Fantasy and Folklore, Music by Susie Ibarra
Sunday, August 10, 2008

Juilliard Concert IV: Music for Piano and Strings
Sunday, August 17, 2008

Jazz Concert IV: Miguel Zenón Quartet
Sunday, August 24, 2008


Subway: E or V to Fifth Avenue/53 Street; B, D, or F to 47-50 Streets/Rockefeller Center.

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