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.

Winter/Spring 2015 Concert Season

The Museum's Sunday Concert Series returns in 2015, as well as Stir, an adventurous mix of contemporary art, music, and performance. Download the brochure for the winter/spring 2015 concert season for program information for each concert.

Members’ Ticket Presale Fall 2015 Concert Season

Order your tickets starting July 29 at 10 am! Members may purchase tickets to the fall concert season before they become available to the public on Wednesday, August 12. And member rates apply—$17 per ticket for the Sunday Concert Series and RISE, and free for Stir. Download the brochure for the fall 2015 concert season for program information for each concert.

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.

What's it like to perform in Calderwood Hall? Hear it from Paavali Jumppanen and Corey Cerovsek, two perennial favorites of Gardner concertgoers.

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 Fall 2015 Brochure (PDF)


Scott Nickrenz

Abrams Curator of Music

Alicia Mielke

Music Coordinator
617 278 5150