THE NC STATE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC PRESENTS
Raleigh Civic Symphony
KLIMT’S VIENNA: ART ON THE BRINK
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4pm
TICKETS: 919-515-1100 (1-6pm, Mon-Fri) or click here to order online
Gustav Klimt, famous for the painting The Kiss, was central to Vienna’s artistic and musical worlds at the turn of the 20th century, a time of impending crisis. His circle included not only other painters, but also influential artists and thinkers across many disciplines.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death, the Raleigh Civic Symphony explores music associated with Klimt’s Vienna, including works by Beethoven and Mahler. The concert will include the world premiere of a composition inspired by Klimt’s work by Japanese-American composer/cellist Paul Wiancko.
Wiancko leads a multifaceted musical life, ranging from arranging and recording strings for underground punk bands while in college, to performing with multiple chamber ensembles, touring extensively with Chick Corea and Jóhann Jóhannsson, performing on numerous film scores and albums, and composing for a host of artists and ensembles.
The program includes a multidisciplinary work set to the music of Klimt’s contemporary, Gustav Mahler, that combines music, dance and visual art in a real-time, three-dimensional creation of a new artwork choreographed by NC State Dance Program director Tara Z. Mullins.
Dr. Peter Askim will conduct the program.
$10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, children under 12 free. Available for purchase at the door or in advance through Ticket Central, 919-515-1100 (open 1-6pm, Mon-Fri). Tickets are available online until midnight on Saturday, November 17.