Join us for family-friendly Signature Events throughout 2020 as well as special anniversary celebrations in March and April filled with music and dance performances, engaging demonstrations, workshops, and more!
Musical Icon: Ella Fitzgerald
February 22 & 23
“Dream a little dream” while celebrating Ella Fitzgerald with tribute performances, a microphone craft, and documentary screenings showcasing the life of the “Queen of Jazz.”
March 14 & 15
Soak in the music and culture of the Emerald Isle with live performances, an Irish-inspired lunch menu, and more family-friendly activities.
Celebration Saturday: The Tango
Step into the cherished Argentine tradition of the tango with a guest lecture, a beginner-friendly dance workshop, and an enchanting performance. The day will conclude with a milonga to bring guests and performers together in a one-of-a-kind social dance.
Celebration Saturday: The Science of Sound
Learn about the deep ties between music and science with an interactive STEM workshop and a guest lecture by professor emeritus of biochemistry at Texas A&M, Dr. Joseph Nagyvary, entitled “Unlocking the mystery of the Stradivarius.”
Celebration Saturday: All That Jazz
Come share your love for the timeless genre of jazz with a screening of the recently remastered film Jazz on a Summer’s Day, a concert film set at the star-studded Newport Jazz Festival of 1958.
Celebration Saturday: MIM Out Loud
Get the chance to experience the rare instruments housed at MIM as they are brought to life with sound, including the self-playing Yamaha Disklavier, the eleven-foot tall octobasse, and the one-of-a-kind visible organ custom-made for MIM!
Celebration Saturday: Playing For Change
Discover the power of sharing music across cultures with a unique opportunity to make music alongside members of the Playing For Change Band, comprised of musicians from around the world.
MIM’s 10th Anniversary Weekend
April 24, 25 & 26
Embark on a musical journey around the globe to commemorate MIM’s 10th anniversary and reflect on a decade of music: the language of the soul. Diverse performances, hands-on learning experiences, and thrilling musical encounters will bring MIM’s immense collection to life.
In 2020, the Global Masters Concert Series will present performances by artists spanning many genres and at the pinnacle of their craft in MIM’s Music Theater. Each performance brings a unique perspective to the question of why music matters, helping us understand the deep connections we all have to music.
Booker T. Jones
Celebrates the release of his memoir Time Is Tight and companion album Note By Note
January 8 & 9
Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars
January 14 & 15
Victor Wooten with Steve Bailey, Gregg Bissonette, and Daniel Levitin
Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
January 24 & 25
Tanya Tagaq: Retribution
Acoustic Hot Tuna with special guest Dick Boak
February 14 & 15
Lila Downs: Al Chile
February 27 & 28
Cherish the Ladies
Charles Lloyd and Gerald Clayton
With Zakir Hussain, Kala Ramnath, and Jayanthi Kumaresh
Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble with Abe Lagrimas, Jr. and Kaoru Watanabe
Playing for Change
April 17 & 18