The Blue Rider In Performance
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
This event also occurs on:
Friday, September 25, 8:00PM
THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY OCCURED IN A PREVIOUS SEASON!
Co-produced with Works & Process at the Guggenheim, Mary Sharp Cronson, Producer,
In conjunction with Kandinsky, on view at the Guggenheim Museum starting September 18.
The Blue Rider In Performance explores the dynamic interaction of music, light, and visual imagery using materials from Vasily Kandinsky and Franz Marc's seminal Blue Rider Almanac of 1912. Rooted in Kandinsky's connections to artists in both Russia and Germany, the Blue Rider Almanac brought together art, music, and writing from avant-garde movements across Europe, capturing a short-lived moment of international experimentalism that was abruptly halted by the outbreak of World War I. Pianist Sarah Rothenberg and soprano Susan Narucki perform music from the era by such composers as Scriabin, Webern, and Berg under a rich blanket of light and projection; world premiere choreography by Karole Armitage further illuminates a movement from Arnold Schoenberg’s ground-breaking Second String Quartet.
This performance is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.
Click here to read this concert's full program notes.
illustration by Ray Smith
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