The Rubin Opening Ceremony
This sacred music concert, celebrating Cambodian lunar New Year, travels throughout the museum incorporating instrumental Mahori and Pin Peat, and funereal Smot chanting.
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Part one: New Year’s blessing by monks (in the spiral lobby)
Part two: Three short concerts including Smot, Pleng Arak, and Pleng Kar (throughout the galleries)
Part three: Final concert, Pleng Peak, with Q&A to follow in the theater.
(Due to limited theater capacity, advance tickets for Part Three are now sold out)
Admission to the galleries is included in ticket purchase.
Leadership support for the Opening Ceremonies of Season of Cambodia is provided by the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation. Season of Cambodia is co-chaired by Anne H. Bass, John Burt, and Darren Walker. Additional lead support comes from the Ford Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Fresh Sound Foundation, The Kaplen Foundation, Asian Cultural Council, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, and Henry Luce Foundation.
Image Credit: Dylan Maddox / Season of Cambodia