Thu February 17 | 7:30 PM
C3: Connection / Beethoven's Fifth
The second of our C3 Series features a collaboration with the JSMA to unveil the work of four visual artists interpreting Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis.TICKETS
February 17, 2022 7:30 PM
C3: Connection / Beethoven's Fifth
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Weber
Featuring original artwork by four Oregon visual artists
Jennifer Higdon: Viola Concerto
Featuring crowdsourced choreography by #instaballet
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
This thrilling program of our C3 initiative explores how music and art bring us closer together. On screen in the concert hall, we unveil the work of four visual artists who have interpreted Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis, through an innovative collaboration with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Then, viola guru Roberto Díaz illuminates Jennifer Higdon’s Grammy-winning Viola Concerto, and local dance troupe #instaballet crowdsources new choreography (in the Studio from 6:20-7:15pm on concert night) for Gabriel Fauré’s charming Pavane. Finally, Ludwig van Beethoven’s celebrated Fifth Symphony reminds us how four simple notes can spark connections that span the globe.
The Guild Pre-Concert Talk will be from 6:30-7PM in Silva Concert Hall.
A Post-Concert Talk will occur on-stage in Silva Concert Hall immediately following the concert.
Program subject to change.
Meet the four Oregon visual artists for Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis
About Andrew Myers
Andrew Myers is a visual artist who explores the concepts of conservation and preservation of wild places and creatures in work that is drawing-based with elements of installation, printmaking, and sculpture. He received his undergraduate art degree from Eastern Oregon University and an MFA in drawing and painting from Portland State University. He currently teaches at Oregon State University. Myers is a founding member of Gray Space, a group of Oregon artists based in the Corvallis, Eugene, and Roseburg areas who came together in 2016 to claim agency and circumvent institutional structures. Myers’ exhibitions include Duplex Gallery in Portland, Soil Gallery in Seattle, Rodgers Gallery at Willamette University, and Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University. He has been awarded funded artist residencies including Caldera, Playa at Summer Lake, Oak Spring Garden Foundation, and Pine Meadow Ranch. He was awarded a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Ford Family Foundation to travel, create work in residence, and install an exhibition in Slovakia. Myers is also part of the viewing program at the Drawing Center in New York. Click HERE to watch Myers's artist statement.
About Anna Fidler
Anna Fidler lives in Corvallis, Oregon, where she teaches studio art at Oregon State University. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, in 1995 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art from Portland State University in 2005. Fidler has had solo exhibitions at the Boise Art Museum, APEX at the Portland Art Museum, Johansson Projects in Oakland, and has been widely exhibited at such venues as the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art, the University of Southern California, the Tacoma Art Museum, and The Sun Valley Center for the Arts. Her exhibitions have been reviewed in publications such as Art in America, The Washington Post, The Oregonian, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Her work is held in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, the Boise Art Museum, and Portland and Seattle Portable Works Collections. Fidler exhibits with Johansson Projects in Oakland and Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland. Click HERE to watch Fidler's artist statement.
About Mika Aono
Mika Aono is a multidisciplinary artist living in Eugene, Oregon. Her recent work explores humanness in absurdity and futility through laborious processes, giving meaning to the meaningless. Her fascination for nature has driven her projects and installations utilizing discarded objects. She cherishes serendipitous moments and believes art has the power to solve the mystery and connect all sorts of life on earth. She wishes she were a gentle superhero. Born in Sendai, Japan, Aono received a BA in Primary and Special Ed from Miyagi University of Education in Japan, a BA in Art from the University of Oregon, and an MFA in Printmaking from San Francisco Art Institute. Currently, she teaches printmaking and works as a studio technician in the Department of Art at the University of Oregon. Her work has been shown at various venues nationally and in international exhibitions in India, Spain, Brazil, Canada, and Switzerland; some are in museum/public collections. Click HERE to watch Aono's artist statement.
About Julia Oldham
Julia Oldham’s work expresses moments of hope in a world on the edge of environmental collapse. Working in a range of media including video, animation, and photography, she explores potential in places where human civilization and nature have collided uneasily. Selected exhibitions and screenings include Art in General in New York, New York; the Northwest Film Center at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois; Disjecta, Portland, Oregon; the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts; the Queens Museum in Queens, New York; the Schneider Museum in Ashland, Oregon; the Dia Foundation at the Hispanic Society in New York, New York; the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC; and she was included in the 2016 Portland Biennial curated by Michelle Grabner. She received her MFA from the University of Chicago in 2005. Click HERE to watch Oldham's artist statement.
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