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Spokane Symphony @ Home: Overtones Episode 4 - Painting with Music, Words, Light

Spokane Symphony @ Home: Overtones Episode 4 - Painting with Music, Words, Light

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Episode 4  - Painting with Music, Words, Light


How do music, literature and art use light to create mood and emotion? We’ll explore both the art and science. Because Haydn’s Symphony No. 6 (Le Matin) starts with a depiction of breaking dawn, James Lowe talks with a WSU physicist about the science of light and the sky. Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition was inspired by paintings. A local art historian will share ideas with James Lowe about how artists use different techniques to create lighting effects and why styles change over the years. If that weren’t enough illumination, Spokane Poet Laureate and orchestra trumpeter Chris Cook will read Emily Dickinson’s “There is a Certain Slant of Light.”

Thank you to our Spring series season sponsors: Paul and Sue Kennedy and Joan Degerstrom


About "Overtones: Connecting Music, Art & Science"

The Spokane Symphony @ Home spring concerts are 90-minute episodes of music and more!  Each of the five concerts has a theme that Music Director James Lowe will explore through music and other disciplines. Episodes will include short video segments of James Lowe chatting with orchestra musicians about their backgrounds and thoughts about classical music, plus conversations with some of the most engaging experts in the Inland Northwest on a variety of topics related to the themes.

Spokane Symphony Music Director James Lowe says “I have always been fascinated with how the same ideas find expression in different ways, but I never found a way to explore those overlapping ideas.  After all, we tend to only see paintings in galleries, and hear symphonies in concert halls. That has now changed. The enforced isolation of the Covid era actually allows us to explore these ideas digitally, and that’s what our on demand concert series will do.” 

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