Corning Civic Music: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
- Corning Museum of Glass
- One Museum Way
- Corning, NY 14830
- November 17, 2018 to November 17, 2018
Civic Music subscribers in 2006 will never forget the sounds and sights of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band winding its way through the auditorium and up into the balcony, with ebullient audience members in tow. In honor of New Orleans’ 300th anniversary, we are bringing this beloved group back for our own 90th celebration. Over a half century after its beginnings on Bourbon Street, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band continues to honor the musical traditions of New Orleans, even as the ensemble’s lineup has evolved. The band has stayed fresh by exploring crossover styles including gospel, funky R&B, and Afro-Cuban beats. The group has performed at contemporary music festivals such as Coachella and Bonnaroo, and appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there’s something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. Explore 3,500 years of glassmaking history in the world’s largest collection of glass, featuring 45,000 pieces of classic and contemporary glass art. At the Hot Glass Show, watch live, narrated, glassmaking demonstrations, and see master glassblowers create stunning pieces before your eyes. Flameworking, Optical Fiber, and Glassbreaking Demos are also offered throughout the day. The only thing better than watching the wonder of glassmaking is trying it yourself! Make Your Own Glass in short, daily workshops: choose from fused picture frames and suncatchers, sandblasted drinking glasses, flameworked beads, pulled-glass flowers or delicate blown ornaments. Get hands-on with the science of glass at Do It! stations in the Innovation Center. Best of all, kids and teens 17 and under are free; adult admission is $19.50. AAA/CAA, Military, Student, and 55+ receive a 15% discount. Local residents receive a 50% discount. Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the Museum is open until 8:00 pm.
The Corning Museum of Glass is part of the Points of Inspiration Architecture Trail. For more information and stops on the trail, visit www.pointsofinspiration.net.