A unique experience exploring themes of art, nature, and devotion through the medium of solo French horn, curated and performed by Johanna Lundy. Visual art collaborations and poetic connections will bring to life several pieces of music, in the powerful setting of MOCA’s great hall.
While connections to all three themes are shared by the musical compositions, this event will be divided into three parts.
Art will explore music influenced by fantasy and dramatic contrasts, including a piece by Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, set to a visual story by illustrator Shiang Hwang.
Nature will follow the sound of canyons, night storm, wind and water. Photographer Christine Rogers will present video artwork inspired by British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ piece Sea Eagle.
Devotion will contemplate the composer’s connection to deeper meaning through music. The program will conclude with Olivier Messiaen’s movement for solo horn “Interstellar Call” from his larger piece, From the Canyons to the Stars… Featuring photographs by Carl Bowser and Jim Karrer, the piece will explore man’s relationship to nature, God and the universe.