Past Event

New York Premiere of George Lewis Assemblage, featuring Ensemble Dal Niente

February 25, 2018 - February 26, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY 10028

Composer, trombonist, and experimentalist George Lewis says his ideas tend to come in a rush, like "driving on an Alpine road in your fancy Alfa Romeo and there are all these sharp turns, corners, and sudden stops." From that wild ride comes Lewis's composition Assemblage, full of its own hairpin shifts in tempo and texture, inspired by the titular collage-like technique from the visual arts. Chicago’s "superb contemporary-music collective" (The New York Times) Ensemble Dal Niente, for whom the piece was written, gives the New York-premiere performance along with three other works by Lewis in this exhilarating program. A talk with George Lewis and multimedia artist Camille Norment follows the performance.

Free with Museum admission. Advance registration is recommended.