In August of this year a new exhibit, “Sensational Sigal” will open featuring highlights from the recently received gift of over 600 historic keyboards, woodwinds, and world instruments from the Marlowe Sigal Collection in Boston. The Sensational Sigal exhibit includes over 150 English, European and American pianos and harpsichords from 1575 to 1845 and over 500 woodwinds from 1700 to the 20th century, as well as dozens of rare world instruments and world instruments. View the instrument collection and learn more here.
The Carolina Music Museum changed its name to the Sigal Music Museum July 1st 2020 to honor the Boston collector whose gift has helped put the museum on the international music map. The new collection will attract an even wider interest among national and international artists wishing to come to Greenville to play and study these one-of-a-kind instruments in concert. SMM will continue to provide concerts across the music spectrum for audiences of all kinds from classical to mountain music. Go to our current website sigalmusicmuseum.org for more information about the collection and all the upcoming exhibits, virtual concerts and tours. Additionally, a collection of 200 ethnomusicological instruments from the Asheville collector Frank Edwin was added last Fall. This collection offers even more diverse opportunities for performance and study.
This year the Carolina Music Museum on Heritage Green was ranked third best new museum in the country in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. This is the second major recognition the museum has received since opening in 2018 when Architectural Digest listed it as one of leading museums that would open that year. The museum currently houses one of the finest and largest collections of historic and often playable keyboard instruments—clavichords, harpsichords, pianofortes, and other types to be found in the country.
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