Past Event: World Premiere: The Parsonage

When: Thursday, April 27, 2023, 7:00pm

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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

Please note that this program is sold out and there is no longer a waiting list. 

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 bridges 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 The New York Times here.

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

Event Timeline:
Doors open to Ronay Menschel Hall (Ground Floor)
7:00pm: Concert begins 
8:15pm: Wine reception in Rotunda (1st Floor)
9:00pm: Museum closes

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.


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

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