Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Music off the walls

Music and art combine when two Brooklyn institutions come together for a night of “Music off the Walls.”

On January 24, the Brooklyn Philharmonic string quartet, with pianist Kathleen Supove, perform a program inspired by the Brooklyn Museum’s “Harriet Hosmer: Lost and Found,” an exhibition of paintings by Brooklyn artist Patricia Cronin, like the one above, that pay homage to the 19th century sculptor.

Creating a contemporary portrait of artists from the past, the selections bring together two artists of different time periods to collaborate, even without knowing one another. In composing his own works, Randall Woolf looked to Motown artists of Detroit, 20th century Russian filmmaker Ladislav Starevich, and the styles of Franz Schubert for these partnerships. Debussy’s version of this distant collaboration, hommage à Rameau, closes the program with a special live remix by BP’s composer fellows DJ Elan Vytal and electric bassist Ryan Brown.

The performance is at 2 p.m. in the Brooklyn Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium. Get there early and check out “Harriet Hosmer: Lost and Found” in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor (the exhibition ends that day). A gallery talk on Cronin’s work and her artistic inspirations precedes the program at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $15; $10 for museum members, students and seniors. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway. For more information and tickets, call 718-488-5913.


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