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Metamorphosis: Visualizing the Music of Paul Hindemith

Monday, June 14

Virtual Event

The JSMA and Eugene Symphony Association celebrate an innovative collaboration with four Oregon visual artists in response to Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)’s orchestral masterpiece Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber. Over the past year, while working closely with Eugene Symphony Music Director and Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, Mika Aono, Anna Fidler, Andrew Myers, and Julia Oldham created new works in printmaking, painting, drawing, and animation. Each commissioned artist was inspired by the virtuosity, imagination, experimentation, and humor inherent in Hindemith’s most popular work. Four corresponding videos, three of which were created by JSMA design services manager Mike Bragg, will show how the evolution of each artist’s work was informed by the themes in one movement from the music. At a later date, the Eugene Symphony’s “Beethoven’s Fifth” performance at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts will explore how music and art bring us closer together with a program that includes Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis, accompanied by projections of these videos, making visible the stages of creation in each artist’s work. Concert details will be made available at eugenesymphony.org/events.

 

Image: Andrew Myers. Detail from Flight of the Hindemith Marbled Murrelet, 2020. Water based mixed media on paper and cut paper, 120 x 204 inches. (installation). Courtesy of Andrew Myers.

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