World Premiere: The Parsonage

When: Thursday, April 27, 2023, 7:00pm
Price: General Admission $35 | Members $30
Image of David Hajdu, Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja, Dan Tepfer standing in front of a building
(From left, David Hajdu, Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja, Dan Tepfer), Photo credit: Christopher Drukker

An inconspicuous townhouse in the East Village was at the heart of eight dramatic moments in New York City history. On April 27, join the Museum for the world premiere of The Parsonage, a recorded album about the site at 64 East 7th Street. The evening features live performances by Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja, Dan Tepfer, and a chamber-jazz ensemble.

The Parsonage, which takes from the worlds of jazz, classical, and "post-classical" music, makes its debut on April 7 from Sunnyside Records. The song cycle features libretto by cultural historian David Hajdu and music by eight composers: Darcy James Argue, Theo Bleckmann, Regina Carter, Ted Hearne, Kirk Nurock, Renee Rosnes, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Dan Tepfer. 

Read more about The Parsonage in this New York Times article here.

Doors open to Ronay Menchel Hall at 6:30 pm; tickets include all-day admission to the Museum.

Soul of the City: Live @ MCNY is a series of intimate concerts featuring a wide range of New York artists performing acoustic sets and sharing the personal stories behind their music.


General Admission $35 | Members $30

Members: To receive your discount, click on the "Buy Tickets" button above, then sign into your account on the ticketing page.

Accessibility: Assistive listening devices are available and our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or with any questions.


Soul of the City is made possible with support from John and Patricia Heller.

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