Sights and Sounds on Sundays: Blue Mountain Ensemble

  • North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, NC, 27607 United States

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announces the 2016-17 schedule for Sights and Sounds on Sundays, the Museum’s long-running chamber music concert series produced in partnership with Chamber Music Raleigh. Sights and Sounds on Sundays features the finest ensembles from throughout North Carolina, performing diverse programs that complement art in the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Performances take place in the SECU Auditorium in the Museum’s East Building.

Blue Mountain presents Klangfarbenmelodie, a concert full of colorful depictions and visual references through sound. Experience moods that have inspired composers and visual artists for centuries: calm and graceful, playful and silly, and strong and powerful. Selections include familiar works by Piazzolla, Mussorgsky, and Saint-Saëns; the evocative sounds of Philip Parker’s Beneath the Canopy; and the intensity of Marc Satterwhite’s Falconry 101, recently written for the ensemble.
 
Blue Mountain musicians are based in central North Carolina and are members of orchestras and university faculties across the state. This program features Michael Burns, bassoon; Carla Copeland-Burns, flute; Jim Douglass, piano; and John R. Beck, percussion.