Monday, July 23, 2007

National Symphony Free, One-Hour Kennedy Center Outreach Concert To Spotlight Bugle, Organ, And Four American Classical Excerpts

NSO: A Concert Preview of the 2007-2008 Season (Free)

Jul 27, 2007 at 6:00 PM
Concert Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Running Time: 1 Hour
About the Kennedy Center NSO Classical Concerts Series

Emil de Cou, conductor

Program:

BERNSTEIN - Overture to Candide
MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL - "Baba Yaga" from Pictures at an Exhibition
MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL - "The Great Gate of Kiev" from Pictures at an Exhibition
COPLAND - "Buckaroo Holiday" from Rodeo
GRIEG - "Anitra's Dance" from Peer Gynt
BEETHOVEN - Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
ANDERSON - Bugler's Holiday
STRAVINSKY - "Infernal Dance" from The Firebird
TCHAIKOVSKY - Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
WILLIAMS - "Imperial March" from Star Wars
SAINT-SA√čNS - Finale from Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, "Organ Symphony"


American and European Paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

When Benjamin West arrived in Rome in 1760, he was the first American artist to study in Europe. Upon seeing the Vatican's famous classical statue, the Apollo Belvedere, West exclaimed, "My God! How like it is to a young Mohawk warrior!"















Benjamin West "The Death of General Wolfe"
1770; Oil on canvas, 152.6 x 214.5 cm; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

[Click on image to enlarge.]

West painted his most famous, and possibly most influential painting, The Death of General Wolfe, in 1770, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1771. Although originally snubbed by Reynolds and others as over ambitious, the painting became one of the most frequently reproduced images of the period.

Photo credit: (c) Nicholas Pioch and the WebMuseum, Paris, France, European Union. All rights reserved. With thanks.

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