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MoMA’s Summergarden Concert Series Returns to Sculpture Garden in July

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Billy Harper Quintet performing in 2009. (Courtesy Greg Kessler/MoMA)

Starting July 8, the Museum of Modern Art’s concert series, Summergarden: New Music for New York, will return to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Summergarden, a collaboration between MoMA and its programming partners, the Julliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center, is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. MoMA, if you don’t already know, has a long tradition of excellent jazz concerts in its sculpture garden. Sonny Rollins, for instance, recorded one of the great (and totally strange) live jazz albums there, 1985’s The Solo Album. A full schedule of events is below.

July 8: Julliard Concert I: New Music for Large Ensembles

Members and Alumni of the New Juilliard Ensemble: Daniel James, flutes; ToniMarie Marchioni, oboe; Moran Katz, clarinet; Allison Nicotera, bassoon; Danielle Kuhlmann, French horn; Jiwon Kim and Marie Im, violins; Kim Mai Nguyen, viola; Avery Waite, cello; Corey Schutzer, double bass; Michael Truesdell, percussion; Nathaniel LaNasa, piano; Joel Sachs, conductor

July 15: Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert I: Yosvany Terry Quintet

Yosvany Terry, alto and soprano saxophones, chekeré; Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Osmany Paredes, piano; Yunior Terry, bass; Obed Calvaire, drums

July 22: Julliard Concert II: New Music for String Quartet

Members of the New Juilliard Ensemble: Elizabeth Derham and Yumi Man, violins; Kim Mai Nguyen, viola; Avery Waite, cello

July 29: Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert II: Vijay Iyer Trio

Vijay Iyer, piano; Stephan Crump, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums

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