PLAY IT LOUD at the MET
Guitarist Andy Summers demonstrates his dual musical and visual artistic practices with a multimedia presentation titled A Certain Strangeness on Saturday, June 22nd at 6:30pm at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Summers weaves an audiovisual spell by combining surreal imagery and innovative guitar techniques. The evening culminates with a conversation between Summers and Jayson Dobney, Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge, Department of Musical Instruments, The Met.
Enjoy a pre-performance drink in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Wine, Prosecco, and water will be available for purchase. Doors will open approximately one hour prior to the event.
Also in June…
MONK ON GUITARS 2 – Sound It Out’s 7thAnniversary All-Star Fundraiser for Greenwich House Music School
Guitars: ANDY SUMMERS (of The Police!), Nick Millevoi (stage leader),
Miles Okazaki, David Gilmore, Steve Cardenas, Ricardo Grilli & Harvey Valdes Bass: Michael Formanek, Stephan Crump & Jerome Harris
Drums: Francisco Mela, Richie Barshay, Kate Gentile & Satoshi Takeishi
The music of Thelonious Monk played by virtuoso guitarists,
solo and in collaboration – and with ace rhythm sections
TUESDAY JUNE 25, 2019, 7:00pm
@ Greenwich House Music School
To celebrate its seventh anniversary, the Sound It Out concert series – resident at the historic hall of Greenwich House Music School (46 Barrow Street in New York City’s West Village) – will present an all-star fundraising concert for the school: “Monk on Guitars 2!” The beyond-capacity first “Monk on Guitars” extravaganza was part of Sound It Out’s fifth-anniversary fundraising festival in 2015, which helped to put much-needed air-conditioning into the century-old Greenwich House venue. The sequel, on Tuesday, June 25 at 7 pm, will once again feature a revolving cast of all-star guitarists performing the timeless music of Thelonious Monk. The six-string lineup is headed by Andy Summers of The Police (whose 1999 all-Monk album Green Chimneys is a gem of his solo discography). He will play a mini-set within the night’s show, including solo performances and duets with guitarist Steve Cardenas and bassist Michael Formanek. Also in the lineup: guitarist Miles Okazaki, who recently recorded the complete songbook of Monk on solo guitar (Work). Ticket proceeds will go to help fund Greenwich House Music School, whose wonderful hospitality makes Sound It Out possible.