The Art of Music
Sunday, October 20,2013
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St., Kansas City, MO
What better venue to perform "The Art of Music" than at Kansas City's own world-renowned Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art!
Stroll through the galleries before and after MAFB's performance, which is programmed with selections inspired by works of art.
Norman Dello Joio's Scenes from The Louvre, Modest Mussorgsky'sPictures at an Exhibition, Brian Balmages's Temple of the Murals (Bonampak, Structure 1), and Warren Barker's arrangement of Gershwin favorites take listeners on an aural journey through art exhibitions and famous museums and locales. Anne McGinty's Hieroglyphs captures the dramatic colors, pictographs, and sounds of Ancient Egypt. Blue and Green Music by Samuel Hazo, brings to life the stunning 1912 painting of the same title by Georgia O'Keeffe.
Guest artist, percussionist Bill Solomon, will be featured as soloist on Alan Hovhaness' famous one-movement concerto for xylophone, Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints. This piece is one of the most popular percussion features as the mystical composer used the timbres and techniques of Japanese folk music. Delicate shakuhachi sounds and thunderous Taiko drumming accompany a dazzling virtuosic display from the soloist.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - Atkins Auditorium (View)
4525 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64111
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|