by Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman
I’ve lived in New York City for over twelve years and I’ve visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art countless times, a few of them with my children. We have seen the knights in armor, the mummies and the Impressionist paintings but I have never known that the museum holds concerts and performances at various locations on the premises. One such location is the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium which is now holding kid-friendly (and affordable!) performances of Beethoven’s music by the Endellion String Quartet. (Read more after the jump)
The Endellion String Quartet hails from Cambridge University in England and will be making a rare New York appearance. The ensemble will be playing the complete Beethoven’s String Quartet cycle over a period of six performances which are perfect for introducing your school-aged children to the beauty of classical music.
The kid-friendly times – on Fridays & Saturdays early evenings & Sundays in the afternoon – make it easy to bring children. The price for kids is $1, which makes it very affordable and also includes museum admission. The recommended age for the concerts is 7 and up. This series is supported in part by the Grace Jarcho Ross and Daniel G. Ross Concert Fund.
Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Opus 18, No. 2; Opus 59, No. 3; Opus 130 (with Beethoven’s alternative last movement)
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Opus 18, No. 6; Opus 18, No. 1; Opus 132
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Opus 18, No.4; Opus 74; Opus 131
Friday, February 22, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Opus 18, No. 5; Opus 135; Opus 59, No. 2
Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Opus 18, No. 3; Opus 95; Opus 127
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Opus 59, No. 1; Opus 130 (with original last movement, Grosse Fuge)
Price: $40 per adult. $1.00 per child (age 7-16). $180 for all six performances.
Where: The Grace Rainey Roger Theater
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Avenue, @82nd Street, New York, NY
To purchase tickets: By Phone: (212) 570-3949
You can also buy tickets online here.
Photos by Eric Richmond
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets.
Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for twelve years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 6, 3 and a baby) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.