Gamelan Son of Lion

Gamelan Son of Lion

Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 5:00pm
Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 3:00pm

Gamelan Son of Lion, which began performing in 1976, is among the oldest of the approximately 100 active gamelans in the United States. It is also one of the few such groups that are not affiliated with an institution. Using instruments created from steel keys, cans, and hubcaps, among other materials, Gamelan Son of Lion concentrates on new compositions by ensemble members, American composers, and commissioned guest artists.

ACME

ACME

Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 5:00pm
Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 3:00pm

The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) is dedicated to the outstanding performance of contemporary masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. With Artistic Director and cellist Clarice Jensen at the helm, ACME programs are both avant-garde and archetypal, and the dynamic ensemble's concerts are a unique blend of intelligent performance and passionate music making. For this program, ACME perfored J. S. Bach's Art of the Fugue (arranged for a string quartet); Jefferson Friedman's String Quartet No. 3; Mendelssohn's String Quartet in F, Op.

Marta Topferova

Marta Topferova

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 5:00pm
Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 3:00pm

Marta Topferova and her quartet perform new and original fusions of contemporary and folk music traditions of Latin America. Featuring a Cuban tres, cuatro, bass and percussion, Topferova’s music melds Latin American sounds with traditions from her native Czech Republic.

Art and Artifact: The Renovation of The Noguchi Museum

Art and Artifact: The Renovation of The Noguchi Museum

Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 3:00pm

Jennifer Sage and Peter Coombe, principals at architecture firm Sage & Coombe, will discuss the renovation of The Noguchi Museum, focusing on the interplay between maintaining Noguchi's vision while updating the Museum's physical space. Admission to the Museum will be free on this day as part of our participation in Open House NY, America's largest architecture and design event.

EDOKKO: Growing Up A Foreigner In Wartime Japan

EDOKKO: Growing Up A Foreigner In Wartime Japan

Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 5:00pm
Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 3:00pm

 Isaac Shapiro, longtime friend of Isamu Noguchi and retired partner at Skadden, Arps, Meager and Flom LLP, will read a selection from his soon to be released memoirs. A founding Noguchi Museum Trustee, Mr. Shapiro was born in Japan and raised there and in China. Fiding that they shared similar experiences in their formative years, Shapiro and Noguchi were able to forge a lasting friendship. His new book chronicles his family's travels under persecuttion during the early 20th century and his subsequent career in law and the arts.

Guided Tour of the Garden with George Pisegna

Guided Tour of the Garden with George Pisegna

Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 5:00pm
Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 3:00pm

George Pisegna, Director of Horticulture at the Horticultural Society of New York, brings his unique knowledge or urban plantlife to The Noguchi Museum. Giving a guided tour of the Sculpture Garden, he will explore the various trees and shrubbery that contribute to the beautiful and serene setting of the Museum.

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