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Fanfare Series

Gallery 371, The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court

Free with Museum admission

Sound the alphorn and the ophicleide! "Fanfare" heralds the opening of the first of The Met’s renovated musical instrument galleries. From the most simple conches and animal horns to the complicated design of modern trumpets, the newly opened Fanfare gallery chronicles the use of brass instruments to signal, express status, accompany rituals and make music. Explore their artistry, diverse forms and interwoven uses in this striking installation that spans two millennia and five continents. Travel through time and around the globe with this series of celebratory concerts.

Friday, September 22
Shofar blowing by Marcia Eisenberg
Stephanie Richards, extended technique trumpet
Curtis Fowlkes, jazz trombone

Friday, October 20 (Teens Take The Met)
Conch blowing
Harlem Heavenly Bodies, gospel trombone choir tradition

Saturday, November 4 (World Culture Fest)
DJA-RARA, Haitian horn tradition
Laura Nelson, alphorn

Friday, January 19, 2018
Scott Robinson, ophicleide
R.J. Kelley, natural horn

Above: Gallery 680, The André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments, Western Musical Instruments © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York