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POST-GAZEI-rE, JANUARY 20, 2012 Page 9 d Of'own Jazz Pianist Stanley Sagov & The Remembering the Future Jazz Band with special guest Larry Coryell appear at The Regattabar on Saturday, March 31 "t for two shows. he is comfortable in almost every style, covering almost every base from the most decibel-heavy, distortion- laden electric work to the most delicate, soothing, intricate lines on acoustic guitar. In late 1969 Coryell re- corded Spaces, the album for which he is most noted. It was a guitar blow-out which also included John, McLaughlin who was also sitting on the fence between rock and jazz at the time and the cogitative result formed what many aficionados con- sider to be the embryo from which the fusion jazz move- ment of the 1970s emerged. It contained insane tempos and fiery guitar exchanges which were often beyond cat- egory, not to mention some innovating acoustic bass work by Miroslav Vitous and power drumming by Billy Cobham, both of whom were to make contributions to jazz rock throughout the '70s. Coryell's music contin- ues to influence musicians and fans internationally and will continue to do so for a very long time. After over a decade of hard work, on January 19, 2012, the Isabella Stewart JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 J USTINE.YAN DLE@GMAIL.COM Wd.J USTINEYANDLEPHOTOGRAPHY COM All the glory that was Rome ..... Pompei Bistro * Beer * Wine Gardner Museum opened a new addition to its original building, kicking off an in- augural season of exhibi- tions, performances, and events that highlight the Museum's wide range of pro- gramming. At the same time, the historic building, boasting the magnificently restored Tapestry Room as well as comprehensive lighting improvements has reopened after a brief clo- sure during which restora- tion and renovation were completed. The new 70,000-square- foot wing was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning ar- chitect Renzo Piano to pre- serve the historic 1902 building and alleviate pres- sures caused by years of use as well as to provide new spaces for the Museum's popular and ever-expanding education, music, and after- hours programs. The new wing will enable the Mu- seum to realize the full scope of Isabella Gardner's vision, which had outgrown the capacity of the Palace, and to continue to engage and inspire new and return- ing visitors. The New Wing situated behind the original build- ing along the Fenway, and connected to it with a strik- ing glass-enclosed corridor, the new addition provides purpose-built spaces for concerts, exhibitions, and classes, along with en- hanced visitor amenities. Highlights of the new wing are the 1,550 square-foot lobby, filled with natural light; a new orientation space, called the Living Room, which features a library, touch-screen work stations, and volunteer hosts; a three- Evening exterior view of the new Evans Way Park lobby entrance of the new wing of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Outdoor art installation "Ailanthus" by Stefano Arienti. (Photo by Nic Lehoux/Renzo tiered, 296-seat perfor- mance space, Calderwood Hall, designed in collabora- tion with world-renowned acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota; and the Special Exhibition Gallery, a flexible space with a retractable ceiling and a full wall of windows overlook- ing the historic Museum and the Monks Garden. Visitors will also enjoy browsing in the new Mu- seum shop, Gift at the Gardner, and will savor the local, seasonal cuisine at the renamed and imagina- tively integrated restaurant, Caf G. Additional spaces serve other functions critical to the Museum's legacy, mission, and future. The expansion houses working greenhouses, a landscape classroom, and expanded outdoor garden spaces; two artist apartments; conser- vation labs; and an educa- tion studio, which will offer hands-on art workshops for students and families. "This new wing is an extraordinarily elegant workshop, a bustling coun- terpoint to the historic building's serenity. Here, the thinking and the work of the Museum is performed, so that the Palace, which had been put to uses for which it was not equipped, can once again provide a pure art-going experience," said Anne Hawley, Norma Piano Building Workshop) Jean Calderwood Director of the Museum. Since 1989, the historic building has received con- siderable restoration work. Projects have included replacing the skylight over the courtyard with thermal pane glass, installing a climate-control system, and executing a comprehensive lighting improvement to protect sensitive artwork and enhance the visitor experience. A centerpiece of the Museum preservation project is the Tapestry Room, which has been restored to its original glory after being used for many years as a temporary concert hall. As the Museum's world- class concerts will now take place in the new wing's Calderwood Hall, the Tapes- try Room has been returned to its former configuration to be experienced as a grand tapestry hail. Conservation treatment of the space in- cluded the cleaning of its Mercer-tiled floors, restora- tion of the French medieval stone fireplace, reinstalla- tion of select art and furni- ture objects, replacement of historic textiles with reproductions, and new lighting. For tickets and additional information, please visit or call the box office at 617-278-5156. 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