Met Live Arts at the Metropolitan Museum

Are you familiar with the Metropolitan Museum’s “Met Live Arts”?  Well, it sounds very interesting.  They have an artist in residence, in this case the soprano, Julia Bullock.  Throughout 2018-19, leading artists will connect the Museum’s exhibitions and individual works of art to a collective human narrative through original commissions and site-specific performances.

Artist in Residence Julia Bullockcreated five programs that will be presented throughout the year.  Her residency will include collaborations with renowned guest performers and will draw on the lives, legacies and words of Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes snd Thornton Dial, among others.

The 2018-19 season also features a new artist residency focusing specifically on the Met Cloisters.  The historical performance ensemble Sonnambula will invigorate the location’s  medieval galleries through a series of concerts that bring a contemporary sensibility to the group’s historically informed performances.  During their residency at The Met Cloisters, Sonnambula will perform with world-renowned artists.

They will include the renaissance wind ensemble Piffaro, lute virtuoso Esteban LaRotta and author and photographer Teju Cole.

This sounds very interesting and unusual and I will make it a point to see at least a few examples of the work and I think you should, too.


Miriam Silverberg is a freelance journalist and the owner of Miriam Silverberg Associates, a boutique publicity agency in Manhattan. She may be reached at silverbergm@mindspring.com.

 

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