The new Sympony Syracuse, now known as Symphoria is doing a very unique tie-in concert for The Everson Museum of Art’s American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell. It’s called the Spark Concert and presents music to go along with the 50 year period represented by the Everson’s exhibition. It’s presented at The Everson on American Moderns’ official opening day–Saturday, February 16th. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. Here are the details that you’ll need.
The Spark Concert is something very innovative, which is usually the last word you’d normally associate with an orchestra. Well the Symphoria is out to change that. The Spark Concert presents live music in The Everson while you view the over 50 works. The repertoire includes chamber music and small orchestra performances from the 1910 – 1960 period, which will add to the overall effect. The Everson has so many different gallery spaces and the Symphoria will be spread out throughout the museum. Anywhere you go, you’ll hear historically accurate renditions by this revamped Symphony Syracuse. It should bring a whole other dimension to the exhibition, so I highly recommend this.
There is a featured work of the evening. The Unanswered Question by American composer Charles Ives is the centerpiece. Just like the artists included in The Everson Museum of Art’s American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell, Ives was also a modernist. The Unanswered Question is an awe inspiring, somewhat haunting symphony piece composed in 1906, but unpublished until 1940. It was often paired with Ives’ chamber orchestra composition, Central Park in the Dark. Oddly enough, The Unanswered Question presents the prototypical sound of ambient music many many years before the genre existed.
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Here’s The Unanswered Question played by Chicago Symphony Orchestra with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas:
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