Music & Art: The Bow & the Brush
There are deep resonances between music and art. Liszt studied art to spark ideas for his music. Mussorgsky’s response to a group of paintings became Pictures at an Exhibition. On Saturday, September 13, Yehuda Hanani (left), a world-renowned cellist who is artistic director of Close Encounters with Music and lives in Spencertown, will deliver a lecture/demonstration that includes, among other pieces, Luigi Boccherini’s Cello Duo, which he will perform with cellist Lisa Lancaster.
In this lecture-demonstration, Hanani reveals parallels between musicians and painters as they strive to harmonize line, color, shape, form and balance. His presentation highlights works of art that depict music and musical compositions influenced by art and architecture. Hell show how Goethe saw architecture as “frozen music;” how Vivaldi’s musical palette reflected Canaletto’s Venice; how Kandinsky’s canvases influenced Scriabin’s theory of tones; and how no fewer than thirty composers were inspired to write music after viewing Picasso’s Guernica..
Yehuda Hanani is an extraordinary recitalist, who has played with the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Radio Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, BBC Welsh Symphony, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, and Seoul Symphony, among others. Lisa Lancaster (right) has toured and recorded with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Music From Marlboro and the Amabile Piano Quartet. She lives in Pine Plains, where, when not playing her 400-year-old Maggini cello, she raises llamas.
Pre-Performance Wine Reception
Paul Chaleff Studio, 384 Poole’s Hill Road, Ancram
Saturday, September 13 at 5:30
Concert: Ancram Opera House
1330 County Route 7, Ancram
Saturday, September 13 at 7
Admission: $15/advance; $20/at door
The Bottletree Grocery, Ancram; 518.329.0444
Reservations required; last seating 8:30