The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Schedule For MET MUSEUM PRESENTS

Tickets are priced at $60.

On Friday, January 25, 2013, at 7:00 pm in the Vélez Blanco Patio, Jordi Savall: LUDI MUSICI, AN EXPLORATION OF THE CREATION OF THE MODERN ORCHESTRA.

Jordi Savall, who has been described as an "early-music superstar", returns to the Met for a program titled LUDI MUSICI, AN EXPLORATION OF THE CREATION OF THE MODERN ORCHESTRA featuring music by JohAnn Hermann Schein, William Brade, Samuel Scheidt, and Johann Rosenmuller.

This performance will take place in the unique Vélez Blanco Patio, which has been recognized around the world as one of the jewels of early Renaissance Spain and which melds indigenous Gothic and Hispano-Moresque architectural elements.

This program is developed in collaboration with the Juilliard School's Historical Performance Department.

Jordi Savall has been a celebrated figure in early music for three decades. He is known for singlehandedly reviving the viola da gamba's prominence onstage and for rediscovering forgotten musical gems. To view Jordi Savall's biography click here.

Tickets are priced at $90.

Every Friday and Saturday, 5:00-8:00 pm on the Balcony Bar-Free with admission,
ETHEL and Friends.

ETHEL, the acclaimed string quartet that has been described as "a necessary jet of cold water in the contemporary classical scene," began as resident ensemble at the Metropolitan Museum's Balcony Bar in October. Marking the first time that a prominent musical group has been featured in that venue, ETHEL will perform there each Friday and Saturday night on a regular basis, sometimes with friends and collaborators, throughout the year. The quartet will also select musical groups from ETHEL's expansive list of notable colleagues to perform when the group is on the road. This new programming initiative will provide a variety of musical experiences to Met audiences delivered by a range of ensemble types and compositions.

Click here for the schedule of performers.

The Balcony Bar serves appetizers and cocktails on the second-floor balcony overlooking the Great Hall. Three sets of performances between 5:00 and 8:00 pm will take place each Friday and Saturday. Free with Museum admission.

Talks and Special Gallery Tours:

On Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 4:00 pm, Public Gallery Tour: DJ Spooky in the Galleries for Oceanic Art. Part of The Met Reframed: DJ Spooky in Residence.

This free gallery tour gives an unprecedented opportunity to look at the Oceanic galleries with an artist's gaze. Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, shares what draws him to the South Pacific and what about that area of the world inspired his new project, THE NAURU ELEGIES (performance, January 18). While ticketed in advance, the program is free with Museum admission but limited to 90 participants.

The Met Reframed is made possible by Marianna Sackler.

Tickets: Free with Museum admission, reservation required.

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at 6:00 pm in Bonnie J. Sacerdote Hall, IN/VISIBLE: THE ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT, AND CULTURE OF THE ISLAND NATION. A Companion Conversation to DJ Spooky's THE NAURU ELEGIES. Part of The Met Reframed: DJ Spooky in Residence.

In this companion conversation to his evocative multimedia piece THE NAURU ELEGIES (January 18), Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is joined in dialogue by panelists including Lisa Sachs from the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, and Michael Gerrard, Professor and Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, as they revisit the cautionary tale of the South Pacific island of Nauru, an example of how a fragile economy built on extraction of finite natural resources and mismanaged off-shore banking profits can so easily crumble under bad decision-making. "The discussion will journey through the unseen networks of the global economy," says Lisa Sachs, "and the eruptions that ensue when greed and hyper-consumerism go unchecked."

The Met Reframed is made possible by Marianna Sackler.

Tickets are priced at $30.

For tickets, visit or call 212-570-3949.
Tickets are also available at the Great Hall Box Office, which is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-4:30 pm and Sunday from noon-4:30. Tickets include admission to the Museum on day of performance. 30 & Under Rush: $15 tickets for ticket buyers 30 years and younger, with proof of age, the day of the event (subject to availability). For more information, visit, call 212-570-3949, or visit the box office.

Bring the Kids!: $1 tickets for children (ages 7-16) when accompanied by an adult with a full-price ticket (subject to availability). For more information, visit, call 212-570-3949, or visit the box office.