Topeka
Topeka

Does Art Give Life Meaning?

  • 2100 SE 29th, Topeka, KS 66605
  • (785) 232-2032
  • Location: Topeka Symphony
  • Dates: November 3, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 PM

Mozart — Clarinet Concerto
with Jane Carl
Hindemith — Symphony: Mathis der Maler
Respighi — Botticelli Triptych

At this concert we will perform several pieces of music inspired by great works of art. We look to the life and music of German composer Paul Hindemith to address the meaning of art in our lives. Hindemith was writing during the Nazi regime in Germany and walked a fine line between self-expression and self-preservation. In his Symphony: Mathis der Maler (Matthew the Painter), he wrote about the life of Renaissance painter Matthias Grünewald and his paintings for the Isenheim altarpiece in the monastery in Alsace. The three-movement symphony moves from angelic to tumultuous as Hindemith “paints” the story for us in music. We will also perform Spring and Birth of Venus from Respighi’s charming and beautiful Botticelli Triptych, inspired by the famous paintings. We also welcome Jane Carl to the stage on Mozart’s ever-popular Clarinet Concerto.

Does Art Give Life Meaning?