Overture. Concerto. Symphony. That’s a tried and true formula for classical music concerts, although one that sometimes gets a bit stale. Format can trump creativity if it goes unchecked.
I am greatly looking forward to our “push against the expected” this coming Saturday, October 13th. The Salt Lake Symphony will be teaming with internationally renowned artist Josee Nadeau for an unforgettable evening of music and painting. Josee will paint from the stage while we perform the music, a colorful slate in its own right with works by Respighi, Rimsky Korsakov, Purcell, and Bach/Stokowski. Exactly what she paints is anyone’s guess, but check out the links below for samples of her work.
But it is not only about this collaboration. The brainchild for the event is Dr. Mohammed Sbia, director of the Zahra Charity. Proceeds from the event will go towards providing access for patients with debilitating neurological conditions in both Utah and Morocco. We are proud to partner with the Zahra Charity to help them accomplish their important work.
Will it work as a new concept for symphonic music concerts? We won’t know until after the event. But everyone is quite excited to try something new, especially when it is for a good cause. Trying something new provides its own worth.
Sound and Light: Playing and Painting for a Purpose
Saturday October 13, 2012 7:00 pm Libby Gardner Hall
Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Overture
Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor
Henry Purcell Chacony
Respighi Roman Festivals
At intermission there will be a silent auction. Josee Nadeau’s paintings will be auctioned off at the end of the concert.
Don’t miss this unforgettable evening!
For tickets to this event: http://kingsburyhall.utah.edu/performances/sound-light-playing-and-painting-for-a-purpose
For information on the Zahra Charity: http://www.zahracharity.org/ZahraLC/
For more on the work of Josee Nadeau: http://www.joseenadeau.com/
The Salt Lake Tribune Article on the event: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/55027593-223/nadeau-lake-salt-symphony.html.csp