Third Thursdays: Bella Notte

Thursday, March 20, 5:30 PM

Tickets $5-$15 | Purchase online or at 617 278 5156

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Featuring Roots and Gospel, Directed by Nedelka Prescod

Be transported by the beauty of an evening in Boston’s very own Italian palazzo. Top it off with choir music in Calderwood Hall, featuring songs from African American folk, blues, jazz, and gospel traditions.

SHORT AND SWEET: 20 MINUTE TALKS
Carved, Gilded, and Burnished | 6 pm / 7 pm
Check out seven gorgeous Italian chairs with conservation staffer Holly Salmon.

Building On a Legacy | 7:30 pm / 8:30 pm
Join architect Yugon Kim for an informal chat about the design of the new wing.

MUSIC
Roots and Gospel | 7 pm / 8 pm
Directed by Nedelka Prescod. Two 30-minute concerts, with seating available on a first come, first served basis.

Soprano Katrina Holden | 6-7 pm / 7:30 pm–9 pm
In the Courtyard, Katrina Holden will perform Italian music and treasures from the American songbook.

THROUGHOUT THE EVENING
Courtyard Bar: Bellini | 5:30 pm–9 pm
Try one of our peach sparklers, or stick with our scintillating standards: sparkling wine, wine, and sparkling water.

Studio Artivity: Mini Sketchbooks | 6 pm–8:30 pm
Create a leatherbound book to take home with you.

Gallery Game: Italia! | 6 pm-8:30 pm
Take an Italy-themed romp around the galleries, and then enter to win a springtime gondola ride on the Charles!

Cash wine bar around the Courtyard. Café G open for snacks, dinner, and drinks.

TICKETING | Includes Museum admission
Adults / $15
Seniors / $12
Members / Free
College students / $5

Students from colleges and universities participating in the University Membership Program receive free admission. See a list of participating schools.

Fidelity Investments® is a premier sponsor of Music at the Gardner. Thursday evening concerts are made possible in part the Barbara Lee Program Fund. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arberloff Steinway. Promotional support provided by WGBH.