https://www.phoenixorch.org/all-events/2022/8/21/phoenix-prime-2 Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Drinks, History, Music
On April 1 at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum Phoenix presents “Night at the Museum,” a concert which features a mystery program. The titles of the works will remain a secret until the night of the show, when the full program will be revealed to the audience. The program will feature works composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, Julius Eastman, Eric Nathan, Caroline Shaw, and Julia Wolfe.
The museum’s three original coal-powered, steam-driven water pumps are monuments to 19th century technology and serve as the gargantuan, three-story centerpieces of this evening in the Great Engines Hall. The Phoenix partners at Bully Boy Distillers will be serving up craft cocktails, and guests will be encouraged to explore the museum’s exhibits and multitude of perfectly engineered parts that pumped millions of gallons of freshwater a day, all while surrounded by incredible music from some of Phoenix’s favorite composers.
Throughout the night, music spanning three centuries will pop up around the museum, transforming the evening into an immersive escape of music and libations in an otherworldly space. The program has been designed to perfectly match the resonant acoustic that comes from the museum’s mammoth brick enclosure.