The Rubin Holly Near
The stand-by list becomes available at the admissions desk exactly two (2) hours before the start of the program. You must be physically present to sign up on the list. Any available tickets will be released to the stand-by list, in order, beginning ten minutes before the start of the program. Each person can purchase up to two tickets. You must be physically present at the time your name is called or your place in line will be forfeited. Unfortunately, we are unable to predict how many tickets, if any, may become available.
Chairman's Circle members of the museum have first priority to purchase tickets for sold-out programs, should tickets become available. Please call 212.620.5000 ext. 344 to inquire about membership.
Holly Near's Naked Soul concert celebrates the naked voice, as it showcases her rich sound in the Rubin's intimate, cherrywood-lined theater. Accompanied by a touch of instrumentation, she presents a unique program created especially for the Rubin Museum, and inspired by a 19th century Tibetan thangka painting from the museum’s galleries entitled Avanda, or “Noble Deeds.”
Near grew up on a ranch in Northern California where she sang from mountain tops as her initial vocal training. This was followed by work in musical theater, folk, jazz and popular music styles. For over 40 years, Holly Near has been a musical ambassador for peace and understanding all over the world. She and her band recently performed two sold out shows in New York City, and now she returns to sing her first concert at the Rubin with a completely different program, celebrating the raw and fascinating elements of the voice and of noble deeds.