Artwork Hounds: Metaphorical art and storytelling classical new music

Lynnea Iverson Schmitz of Grand Rapids, Minn., addressed her center faculty choir learners to the Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program’s new recording of the vintage musical tale “Peter and the Wolf,” dependent on the operate by Sergei Prokofiev.

“It was nice, I assume, for my young ones to see that COVID can’t quit new music,” explained Iverson Schmitz.

It is a message for everybody, and so is the general performance.

In the video-on-demand, Itasca Strings director Pedro Oviedo introduces the story’s cast. Each and every character, animal or human, is represented by its own instrument taking part in a diverse concept. With the help of narrator Steve Jaeger of the Grand Rapids Gamers, the musicians inform the story of Peter and the animals’ encounters with the wolf.

The 37-moment efficiency is available on the Reif Centre for the Accomplishing Arts web page via March 31.

"Fresh And Faded Memories" by artist Marley Kaul.

“Fresh new And Light Reminiscences” by artist Marley Kaul.

Courtesy of Marley Kaul

When painter Marlon Davidson moved to Bemidji, Minn., in 1987, a single of the very first artists he satisfied was Marley Kaul.

The egg tempera painter has been “a extremely huge influence in my lifestyle,” Davidson explained. 

Egg tempera is an ancient type of portray that builds luminous color by means of recurring application, and Davidson phone calls Kaul a master of the complicated sort.

Kaul’s vibrant paintings on 12-by-12 panels are loaded with story and metaphor. Davidson also appreciates Kaul’s guides. The two most recent “strikingly lovely books” are a collaboration with poet Taiju Geri Wilimek.

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