Performances · Exhibition-Related

“A Heavenly Chord”—Organ Activations with Shedrick Mitchell

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Organ Activations with Shedrick Mitchell featuring, A Heavenly Chord (2022). Photo: Christine Rivera

In celebration of “Theaster Gates: Young Lord and Their Traces,” musician Shedrick Mitchell will activate the organ featured in A Heavenly Chord (2022) on select Saturdays and Sundays, 1–4 p.m. For the exhibition’s closing week, Mitchell will perform Tuesday, January 31 through Thursday, February 2, 11 a.m.–4 p.m; and Sunday, February 5, 3–6 p.m. Performances will take place on the Fourth Floor and are free with Museum admission.


November 26
December 3
December 10
December 17
December 31
January 7
January 8
January 14
January 15
January 21
January 22
January 28
January 29
January 31
February 1
February 2
February 5


The activations will be presented onsite at the New Museum. Vaccination and masks are strongly recommended, but not required to enter. Please review the New Museum’s COVID guidelines in advance of your visit.


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Shedrick Mitchell is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, where he received formal piano training playing gospel, classical, and jazz music. He has worked on several projects as lead composer, arranger, and producer with such artists as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder. Mitchell finds his greatest reward in teaching and mentoring up-and-coming musicians. He has received four Grammy Awards and recorded over 200 records encompassing styles as diverse as classical, new age, rock, jazz, country, gospel, R&B/soul, and reggae.


Activations of A Heavenly Chord (2022) are made possible by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Full support for “Theaster Gates: Young Lords and Their Traces” can be viewed here.

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