On January 20, Asphalt Orchestra celebrates the opening of the New American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a premiere performance event choreographed specifically for the Charles Engelhard Court by Mark DeChiazza and Susan Marshall, featuring music by Frank Zappa, Stew and Heidi Rodewald, and the Laneville-Johnson Union Brass Band.
Asphalt also presents a world premiere arrangement of Daniel Read’s Cavalry and William Hauser’s Sons of Sorrow (arr. Ben Holmes)—hymns from the Shape Note singing tradition, inspired by field recordings from the 1940s-60s.
Performances are at 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm in the Charles Engelhard Court. More information here.