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The 21st Century Consort: Music Meets Art
Sat., Nov. 5, 2011; Sat., Dec. 3, 2011; Sat., Feb. 11, 2012; and Sat., May 5, 2012
Pre-concert discussions at 4 p.m.
Concerts at 5 p.m.
Post-concert receptions follow
The award-winning 21st Century Consort, led by Artistic Director Christopher Kendall with consort artists Elisabeth Adkins, Paul Cigan, Lisa Emenheiser, William Sharp, Lucy Shelton, Sara Stern, Rachel Young and many others, present a season inspired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2011-2012 exhibitions and continue as Artists in Residence.
Tickets include pre-concert discussions with Christopher Kendall and guests and post-concert reception. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
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Music of Games
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The Art of Video Games is one of the first exhibitions to explore the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative use of new technologies. Who better to explore and comment on this new realm than the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s consort in residence? Spotlight Exhibition: The Art of Video Games.
Peter Buffett Video Music
John Chocking Voices
John Adams Road Movies
Laura Karpman Common Tone
Jon Deak Sin City
Paul Schoenfield Four Music Videos
Saturday, February 11, 2012
The concept of making multiple images from one matrix has been integral to printmaking, yet each impression is considered to be an original work of art. Consider the musical and visual series of contemporary impressions as explored by these American composers. Spotlight Exhibition: Multiplicity.
Conlon Nancarrow Player Piano Study #34
Robert Beaser Variations
Mark Kuss Power Synth
David Froom Colors Passing Through Us
Dan Visconti Kaleidoscope Rag
Hall of Wonders
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Charles Dickens’ marvelous, supernatural Christmas story, in the irresistible setting by American composer Jon Deak, is also an indictment of industrialization, and a 19th century, romantic sensibility pervades Dickens’ countryman Nicholas Maw’s lush piano trio. Spotlight Exhibition: The Great American Hall of Wonders.
Nicholas Maw Piano Trio
Jon Deak The Passion of Scrooge or A Christmas Carol
The Great American...
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson were the voices of 19th century American transformation. Their poetry and period are points of departure for these varigated and evocative compositions of our own time. Spotlight Exhibition: The Great American Hall of Wonders.
John Harbison Songs America Loves to Sing
William Brehm, Mario Davidovsky, Joan Tower, and Richard Markowitz A Whitman Sampler
David Froom Emerson Songs
Miguel Del Aguila Clocks
Programs subject to change.
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American Art Museum/Portrait Gallery
McEvoy Auditorium, 8th & G Streets, NW
Metro:Gallery Place(Red, Green, Yellow Lines)