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Due to concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all anniversary events are cancelled until further notice. We continue to assess the situation and will provide timely updates to cancellations and postponements. We thank you for your support of MIM and look forward to welcoming you for another event soon.
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!
March 14 & 15
Soak in the music and culture of the Emerald Isle with live performances, music-making and dance workshops, a shamrock craft, and curator talks.
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, bringing 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 interactive STEM-focused activities and a special guest presentation on the chemistry of Stradivarius violins.
Celebration Saturday: All That Jazz
Swing into a day of jazz with a concert film featuring performances at the star-studded 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, an interactive jazz discovery guide, and a harmonica craft.
Celebration Saturday: MIM Out Loud
Explore rare instruments as they are brought to life with sound, including a self-playing Yamaha Disklavier, an eleven-foot-tall octobasse, and a one-of-a-kind visible organ.
Celebration Saturday: Playing For Change
Discover the power of sharing music across cultures. Meet the artists and hear a pop-up performance from 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