FIRST-FLOOR GALLERIES NOW OPEN!
Our brand new first-floor galleries are officially OPEN! The wait is finally over - come see the NEW NMM. Information on the galleries, hours, and more can be found on the VISIT & LEARN and EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS pages!
Our regular hours are fully in place - stop by between 10 and 4, Tuesday to Friday, or between 12 and 4 on Saturdays, to see our seven new galleries, plus our special exhibition space, concerts, events, and more!
LISTEN. WATCH. LEARN. ENJOY.
The NMM is excited to offer live streams of select performances and events. Video streams will appear on this page prior to the start of the scheduled event. Pull up a chair and take in a show!
Due to copyright restrictions, not all live-streamed performances will be archived or available on demand.
Alice Sheu plays William Byrd | Neapolitan Harpsichord ca. 1530 | Spinet by Haward 1689 | NMM Live!
Harpsichordist Alice Shu-Yao Sheu presents a special NMM Live! performance celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Byrd's death.
This concert was performed on two of the NMM's spectacular early keyboard instruments: the anonymous Neapolitan harpsichord, ca. 1530, and the English spinet by Charles Haward, 1689.
00:00 - Alice Sheu plays William Byrd | Neapolitan Harpsichord ca. 1530 | Spinet by Haward 1689 | NMM Live!
04:15 - Tregian's Ground
12:29 - Pavan, Canon 2 in 1
20:19 - Fantasia in C
25:54 - Ut Mi Re
34:17 - Lachrimae Pavan
39:42 - The Woods So Wilde
44:10 - John Come Kiss Me Now
50:32 - Passamezzo Pavan
Performer | Alice Shu-Yao Sheu
Alice Shu-Yao Sheu is a Taiwanese-American harpsichordist, historical organist, and pianist. Currently based in the Netherlands, she earned a Master’s degree in harpsichord performance at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag with Siebe Henstra while also taking organ lessons with Reitze Smits at HKU Utrecht Conservatorium. At this moment she continues to work with Pieter-Jan Belder. She is the director and curator of Fitzwilliam Festival Taiwan (January 2023), the first harpsichord festival on the island featuring music from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book.
Anonymous Neapolitan Harpsichord, ca. 1530
Spinet by Charles Haward, London, England, 1689
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Catalina Vicens | Piano by Joaquim José Antunes, 1767 | NMM Live! Concert Highlights
Selections from a concert recorded live in the Janet Wanzek Performance Hall at the National Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota, on February 26th, 2023. Featuring one of the NMM's finest instruments—the 1767 Antunes piano, a stunning surviving example of the early Cristofori-type action and Iberian keyboard design—played by early keyboard expert Catalina Vicens.
00:12 - Program Overview
01:00 - Historical Context | Maria Barbara
04:40 - Historical Context | Farinelli 'cembalo espresso'
06:07 - P. B. Bellinzani (ca. 1690–1757), _Versetto in re minore_
07:17 - D. Scarlatti (1685–1757), _Sonata in re minore_ , K 234
13:23 - Anonymous, _Vivace_ , from manuscript dated 1750-1780, Portugal National Library, copied by Francisco Xavier Baptista (17??–1797)
Performer | Catalina Vicens
Praised by the international press as one of the most interesting musicians in the field of early music, Catalina Vicens' dynamism and approach to historically informed performance and musicological research has led her to become one of the most versatile and sought-after historical keyboard performers and teachers of her generation.
Instrument | Grand Piano by Joaquim José Antunes, Lisbon, Portugal, 1767
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The National Music Museum - Carnegie Expansion and Renovations
Take a tour of the current progress of our ongoing expansion and renovations!
As strong as the foundation it stands on, the National Music Museum is entering into an exciting new era...
After two long years of work, the new Lillibridge addition - featuring a stunning two story lobby, the Groves Gallery for special exhibitions, and the Wanzek Performance Hall - is nearly complete. The addition also houses an updated conservation lab, a photography studio, and will serve as the home of our staff in the Wohlenberg administrative offices.
The historic Carnegie building has been given an entirely new life. This historically sensitive and architecturally stunning expansion and renovation has provides a beautiful, clean canvas for our next work to begin. Through the next year, NMM staff and curators will be working to re-exhibit our collections in advance of our grand re-opening in 2022.
Follow along on http://nmmusd.org
Support our progress - http://nmmusd.org/support-us
Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BVW 1003, I. Grave - Ioana Galu
Ioana Galu performs the first movement Grave from J. S. Bach's Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BVW 1003.
Violin by Giovanni Battista Ceruti, Cremona, ca. 1805-1810. NMM 04900. Gift of J. Laiten Weed Estate, Yankton, South Dakota, 1990.
Recorded in the Janet L. Wanzek Performance Hall at the National Music Museum.
Live-streaming access is provided through the generous support of the USD Student Government Association and the South Dakota Arts Council through the Department of Tourism, the National Endowment for the Arts, and your support for the National Music Museum. Thank you, and enjoy!
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