Da Camera presents pianist Sarah Rothenberg in "Becoming Modern: Music and Art in Paris"
Drawing inspiration from the French artists represented in the Menil Collection's concurrent exhibit of masterpieces from Eugène Delacrox to Paul Cezanne, Da Camera artistic director Sarah Rothenberg traces a parallel trajectory in piano works from the same period in the solo recital Becoming Modern: Music and Art in Paris.
From the explosively imaginative young Fréderic Chopin, who arrived in Paris at the age of 21, to the iconoclastic Erik Satie, an inspiration to the Surrealists and the Dadaists, to Debussy and Ravel, these composers paved a way to the musical avant-garde. The expressive range of the piano was forever transformed through these composers' inventions of new pianistic sounds and colors. Presented in conjunction with The Menil Collection's exhibition Becoming Modern: Nineteenth-Century French Drawings from the Morgan Library & Museum and the Menil Collection, on view from Feb. 27 to June 14.