American Patchwork Quartet

Thursday, August 8, 2024
7:30 pm–9:30 pm
Norma Jean Calderwood Courtyard (EX05)
Ticket Required

Doors open at 6 pm, music starts at 7:30 pm.

Add to Calendar 2024-08-08 19:30:00 2024-08-08 21:30:00 American Patchwork Quartet 08/08/2024 7:30pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Led by multi Grammy award–winning guitarist/vocalist Clay Ross, American Patchwork Quartet (APQ) mixes timeless American folk songs with jazz sophistication, country twang, West African hypnotics, and East Asian ornamentation. APQ’s lineup includes Falguni Shah, an eleventh-generation Hindustani classical vocalist; Yasushi Nakamura, an internationally acclaimed Issei jazz bassist; and Clarence Penn, a drumming protégée of Ellis Marsalis, whose fibers were honed by African American church traditions.

APQ’s sound is a confluence of tradition and innovation that transcends culture, politics, and ideology. Mirroring America’s cultural mosaic, APQ stitches together a story that is both intricate and resilient in its songs.

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Wheelchair accessible

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies

Event Policies

Courtyard seating is limited; low lawn chairs (3 feet or under when unfolded) and/or blankets are recommended. Outside food and beverages and tall chairs are not permitted. All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff.

For more information about what you can bring and inclement weather, please see Concerts in the Courtyard Policies.


The Elaine and Jerome Rosenfeld Concerts in the Courtyard is supported by Elaine and Jerome Rosenfeld.