Friday, July 12, 2024

deCordova Performance Series with The Suitcase Jun...

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About deCordova Performance Series with The Suitcase Junket

Join us each month at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum to enjoy performing arts in the Park! Spread a blanket on the ground or bring your own chair for a wonderful evening of music.

Growing up in Cavendish, Vermont, Matt Lorenz, “The Suitcase Junket” began playing piano at age five, and later took up violin, saxophone, and guitar. During his years at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, he studied music and adaptive instrument design, a pursuit that included building a prototype for a drummer who couldn’t use their legs, where they’d be able to play the bass drum and hi-hat through a system of pulleys.

‘The Suitcase Junket’ is a nod to Lorenz’s longtime love of collecting old suitcases, including an antique that he’s refurbished into a bass drum, and to a secondary definition of junket, i.e. “a pleasure excursion.”

“THE OVERALL SOUND LANDS SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE AVETT BROTHERS AND EARLY, DIRTY BLACK KEYS. THERE’S A TOM WAITS-VIBE IN THE FUZZY-MEGAPHONE REVERB MIC, AND SOMETHING ANCIENT, NEAR TRIBAL, IN HIS WHISTLES AND MOANS.”

– THE BOSTON GLOBE

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES

Your ticket includes admission to deCordova’s campus and free parking. Please feel free to explore the grounds before or after the program. You’re welcome to picnic in the Park. Bring your own picnic or purchase beer, wine and food at the Twisted Tree Café.  The deCordova museum store will be open to purchase gifts or souvenirs. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Note: OUTSIDE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY.

Our deCordova Performance Series include:

If it should rain, this program will take place in the Dewey Gallery in the museum.

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