Avant Gardner, say what?

1 09 2009

We  gearing up for this month’s GAH (that’s Gardner After Hours, thank you very much!) on September 17.  So put it in your calendars, people! We’re thinking lots about our theme of “Global Muse,” and making final plans for what’s going to be a really fun event.

This is also the kick-off of our new concert series, AVANT GARDNER. We’ve teamed up with Boston’s own Callithumpian Consort to bring you three cutting edge classical concerts throughout the year from some very cool and very modern composers. This season will even include world premieres of three new pieces!

The Callithumpian Consort

The Callithumpian Consort

The evening’s program, entitled NEW JAPAN, will feature innovative works from 20th and 21st century Japanese composers including Kondo’s Aquarelle (1990), and Standing (1973), Hosokawa’s Vertical Time Study I (1992) and Takemitsu’s Toward the Sea (1981). Composer Jo Kondo will be in attendance too if you want to brush shoulders with brilliance!

There’s been a lot of buzz about the series this past week – and who doesn’t like a little buzz? Read more from Art Daily and from The Boston Globe.

Getting After Hours tickets:

Box Office: 617 278 5156
You can also purchase tickets online through the Gardner Museum website.

Tickets on sale at the door, subject to availability.