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Sun, Dec 08


Metropolitan Museum of Art

Strauss' Don Quixote & The Last Knight

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Time & Location

Dec 08, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

About the event

Part of the series Sight & Sound, in which conductor and music historian Leon Botstein explores the parallels between orchestral music and the visual arts. A discussion is accompanied by musical excerpts and on-screen artworks, then a full performance and audience Q&A.

Composer Arthur Honegger and painter Félix Vallotton were both Swiss nationals who spent the larger part of their careers in Paris, where they became part of the avant-garde scene in music (Le Six) and art (Les Nabis). Both explored the intersection between tradition and modernism. Honegger’s first symphony mirrors the magnetism of Paris in the 1920s. This performance will be the first time the work has been performed in NYC in 58 years.

Arthur Honegger: Symphony No. 1*

and the artwork of Félix Vallotton

*First NYC performance in 58 years

Leon Botstein, conductor

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