In 1917, Boston businessman William Lindsey donated 560 musical instruments to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, memorializing the tragic loss of his daughter Leslie Lindsey Mason in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania two years earlier. In 1924, Leslie’s death was further commemorated with the consecration of the beautiful English-inspired Lindsey Chapel at Back Bay’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church. In celebration of the MFA Instrument Collection’s centennial and the relationship between these two historic Boston institutions, Emmanuel Center is pleased to host an evening of live music and storytelling featuring the Museum’s Pappalardo Curator of Musical Instruments, Darcy Kuronen, who will be our emcee and guide. Local musicians will perform at Lindsey Chapel on 10 of the instruments from the MFA’s Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection, including flute, oboe, viol, cello, and guitar.
Admission is $25 – advanced ticketing is recommended as space is limited.
Purchase tickets by using the “donate” button on Central Reform Temple’s website centralreformtemple.org. In the “special instructions to the seller’ box, indicate Emmanuel Center/MFA.
Art in Tune – The MFA’s Musical Instrument Collection Centennial Celebration
Thursday, November 16, 6–8 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Celebrate this centennial milestone in an evening of special musical performances at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Join us on November 16 to hear musicians perform throughout the Museum, all playing musical instruments from the collection. Many of the 11 performances take place in galleries relating to the instruments, such as an Indian sarod (lute) played in the South Asia gallery, and a 1936 electric violin in the American Modernism gallery. Free with Museum admission. Learn more at mfa.org/specialevents