Impressionism in a New Light Opening Event: The Art and Music of Avant-Garde Paris, Presented with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
- May 12, 2012 5:00 pm
- May 12, 2012 9:30 pm
- $10 CMA and PSO members; $20 nonmembers; students free with valid ID. Reservations are required. Call 412.622.3288.
- Carnegie Music Hall and Carnegie Museum of Art exhibition galleries
“Works of art make rules but rules do not make works of art.” This comment by renowned Impressionist composer Claude Debussy sets the stage for an unparalleled evening of art, music, and conversation. Celebrate the opening of Carnegie Museum of Art’s exhibition Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Stieglitz and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Paris Festival: The City of Light at an evening highlighting the experimental and radical aspects of Impressionism and its surrounding culture.
The symphony’s music director Manfred Honeck and concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley will join museum curators Amanda Zehnder and Linda Benedict-Jones, along with moderator Mary Davis, professor of musicology at Case Western Reserve University, to explore the parallels of Impressionist art and music during this era of rebellion and innovation. The event culminates with Debussy’s Danse sacrée et danse profane (Dances for Harp and Strings) performed by PSO musicians— Gretchen Van Hoesen, harp; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin; Shanshan Yao, violin; Meng Wang, viola; and David Premo, cello.
General seating. 5–6:15 p.m.: exhibition open for ticketed Carnegie Museum and PSO members only. 6:30–7:30 p.m.: performance and discussion in Carnegie Music Hall. Following the performance, enjoy an hors d’oeuvres reception with cash bar and an exhibition preview. Galleries open until 9:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 412.622.3288 for tickets, or purchase tickets online: Members; Nonmembers.