Music has been an integral part of the Gardner experience ever since the Museum opened in 1903 with a celebration that featured a performance by members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Spring 2016 Concert Season

Order your tickets for our Spring 2016 concert season. This season features three concert series: The Gardner's popular Sunday Concert Series presents classical chamber music on Sunday afternoons, featuring performances by renowned musicians alongside outstanding emerging artists. With Stir the Museum’s most innovative and experimental art forms converge for an entirely unique experience each time. And new this year is RISE, curated by Shea Rose and Simone Scazzocchio, the series will feature pop, rock, and hip-hop artists.

Download the brochure for the Spring 2016 concert season for program information for each concert.

Music at the Gardner

Isabella Stewart Gardner filled the Museum with artists of all kinds during her lifetime, including many notable musicians and composers who drew inspiration from the museum’s unique atmosphere.

Today, the Gardner Museum honors this musical legacy by welcoming world-renowned musicians and exciting emerging artists to perform classical masterpieces, new music, and jazz on Sunday afternoons and select Thursday evenings. The Museum’s rich musical program is also available to listeners across the globe through concert videos, audio recordings, and a free classical music podcast.

Calderwood Hall’s inaugural season kicked off in January 2012 and included performances by resident chamber orchestra A Far Cry, the Claremont Trio, New York Festival of Song, the Callithumpian Consort, and jazz students from Berklee College of Music.

Thursday evening concerts are made possible in part by the Barbara Lee Program Fund. Fidelity Investments® is a premier sponsor of Music at the Gardner. The Sunday Concert Series is sponsored in part by Hemenway & Barnes LLP. Additional music funding provided by The Mattina R. Proctor Foundation. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arberloff Steinway. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Promotional support provided by WGBH.


Be inspired by music at the Gardner this season

Download the Spring 2016 Brochure (PDF)


Scott Nickrenz

Abrams Curator of Music

Alicia Mielke

Music Coordinator
617 278 5150