George GERSHWIN An American in Paris
Ralph VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS Serenade to Music
Giuseppe VERDI “Va, pensiero” (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco
Giuseppe VERDI “Anvil Chorus” from The Troubadour
Modest MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Maurice Ravel)
Originally for piano; orchestrated by Maurice Ravel, 1922
Artists, programs, and dates are subject to change.
In collaboration with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Maine College of Art & Design students and faculty have created unique artwork in response to Modest Mussorgsky’s 1874 piano suite, Pictures at an Exhibition. Photos of the art will be projected on a screen above the orchestra during the PSO’s opening concerts on September 30 and October 1.
The original piece has a suite of 10 movements that were composed in response to Viktor Harmann’s paintings, Mussorgsky’s close friend. In this re-imagination, the artists were asked to respond to the movement with their own artwork.
Read the full bios and artists statements of each new original piece here.
This project is partially funded by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tuesday classical subscribers PLEASE TAKE NOTE your first concert is on SATURDAY, September 30, 2023.