( Sun., Mar. 6, 2016 )
Performed by Eric Pritchard, violin; Hsiao-mei Ku, violin; Jonathan Bagg, viola; and Fred Raimi, cello; with special guest musicians Rachel Niketopoulos and Christopher Caudill, horns; Greg McCallum, piano; and Robbie Link, bass
North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607-6407
The centerpiece of the concert is a new composition inspired by Vollis Simpson’s whimsical Wind Machinein the Museum Park. The music arose from the fertile mind of composer Bill Robinson, a native of the central plains for whom the windmill was an iconic image. His work E Pluribus Unum hopes to delight audience members with its own playful, out-of-the-box qualities.
To balance out the program, the ensemble performs work by Beethoven and Brahms to pair with art in the Museum’s permanent collection.
Docent-led tours will be available at 1:45 pm before each concert in the series. The tours, tailored to music lovers, link art in the Museum’s collection to that day's chamber music performance. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance by contacting Christine Molesky, (919) 664-6785. Tours are free; paid admission to ticketed exhibitions is required.
Sights and Sounds on Sundays