Julia Bullock, Artist in Residence for the MetLiveArts’ 2018-2019 season, continues her residency with a Langston Hughes tribute for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In five diverse programs from September through May, this "exceptional singer of the new generation", according to The New York Times, adds her rich soprano voice as well as her voice of social consciousness and activism to The Met.
Her next performance for The Met will be Langston Hughes In Song on December 2. Hughes's poems such as "Harlem," "Genius Child," and "Song for a Dark Girl" are set to music in this recital curated and performed by Bullock, who will be joined by soprano Nicole Cabell, New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinetist Anthony McGill, composer and violinist Jessie Montgomery, the Young People's Chorus of New York City, and pianist/composers Ricky Ian Gordon and John Musto, with music by composer Chad Cannon.
Remaining MetLiveArts’ October Performances
Date and Time: Saturday, October 27, 1–3 p.m. (World Culture Festival); Gallery 371, The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court
The world of hip-hop dance collides with the bygone age of armor when freestyle dancers meet chainmail, leather, and metal armor from around the world. MetLiveArts, in collaboration with The Met’s Department of Arms and Armor, commissioned 29 artists from It’s Showtime NYC! from the South Bronx’s Dancing in the Streets urban dance organization to perform a series of pop-up dance battles in the gallery wearing pieces from the Museum that interact with and enhance their specific dance styles. Unexpected parallels between hip-hop dance culture and historical ceremonial combat traditions come to light throughout this performance series.
Tickets: Free with Museum admission.
Dates and Times: Saturday, October 27, 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 28, 3 p.m., The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing
India’s classical dance company Nrityagram returns to The Temple of Dendur, this time in collaboration with Sri Lanka’s Chitrasena Dance Company. Accompanied by a live original score, Saṃhāra Revisited brings together the brilliant dance traditions of Odissi and Kandyan while underscoring their shared ancient roots.
For tickets and information, visit the Met Museum ticket site or call 212-570-3949. Tickets are also available at the Great Hall Box Office, which is open Monday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Tickets include admission to the Museum on day of performance. Prices are subject to change. Bring the Kids for $1 tickets for children (ages 6–16) are available for all performances (unless specifically noted) when accompanied by an adult with a full-price ticket.