Enjoy the immersive musical and artistic experience of Art in Tune no matter where you are! For the first-ever virtual installment of this MFA tradition, local musicians perform works selected—and in some cases composed—in response to current MFA exhibitions. Performances are broadcast from the exhibitions that inspired them and many highlight instruments from the Museum’s collection.
The virtual event, streaming here and on Facebook and YouTube, features:
- Nedelka F. Prescod, vocalist, songwriter, composer, and arranger on faculty at Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music; and Queen D. Scott, hip-hop artist and Assistant Chair of the Ensemble department at Berklee College of Music, performing a cypher of traditional and modern Black music, created in collaboration with Tariq Charles and the teen scholars from the MFA’s Curatorial Study Hall program and inspired by “Black Histories, Black Futures.”
- The Cramer Quartet, an innovative period ensemble, performing a modern work, composed by Caroline Shaw, in “Women Take the Floor.”
- The Cramer Quartet performing a classical work, composed by Hyacinthe Jadin, on some of the MFA’s 18th-century French string instruments in “Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression”
- Scott performing an original work in response to “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation.”
- Prescod premiering an original work inspired by “Women Take the Floor.” With accompaniment from Consuelo Candelaria-Barry, playing the MFA’s electric “Storytone” piano.
- The Cramer Quartet performing a classical work, composed by Joseph Bologne, in “Cézanne: In and Out of Time”
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