Pictures at an Exhibition, 4/28/2019, Sunday @6pm
Monique Kunewalder and Lynn Talley-
4 hand- pianists
Pictures at an Exhibition with LIVE Visual Arts to benefit arts and music programs in the our schools.
Lynne Talley and Monique Kunewalder, pianists
will perform both Pictures at an Exhibition, by Modest Mussorgsky, and Pines of Rome, by Ottorino Respighi in a four-hand piano performance.
Pictures at an Exhibition: Mussorgsky counted among his closest friends the architect and painter Viktor Hartmann. The two pals were really into being Russian and took great delight in having their art serve as a counter to Western European influences. All was well and good, until Hartmann died of a brain aneurysm at 39. After his death, a Hartmann exhibition was arranged, featuring 400 of the late creative’s paintings. Mussorgsky went to check out some of this art and, like any good friend, wrote a piano suite based on what he saw at the exhibition in his old pal’s memory. The paintings were proudly Russian — featuring among other things Baba Yaga and the grand Kievan gates — and so was the music. Pictures at an Exhibition has become a celebrated piece amongst other composers — notably his contemporary Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and later Maurice Ravel, who arranged it for full orchestra.
Tonight's performance will include a multimedia display of artwork, choreographed to the music- that will include not only the original Harmann images, but also artwork created children from the San Dieguito area. UUFSD members are taking the music to the schools to put on workshops that will reinforce, not only the importance of music in education, but also artwork.
The students will learn how music
Art and Music Education Outreach to Schools
Support of the Cause
LIVE Painting by Gerrit Greve
Gerrit Greve is an internationally acclaimed fine artist who currently lives in southern California. His artwork is included in many important public and private collections both in the U.S. and abroad. Since 1972 he has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including a number of solo museum shows. Gerrit has been the subject of several television documentaries, including the Emmy Award-winning PBS series “Artists in Residence.” His paintings have been featured in many publications, including TIME Magazine. Notably, Gerrit’s painting; Northwest Territory is included in the book “1001 Paintings – You Must See before You Die.”
Advance Reserved Seating $40/ticket*
Advance General Admission: $15
General Admission at the door: $20
* includes complimentary beverage