Violin or Flamenco Dancer?

It is my pleasure to introduce “Camilla Serafina” who is here to dance for you.  Can you hear the haunting flamenco music?

While we are digging out after this weekend’s blizzard, she is on her way to Florida, to dance in the New Score Chamber Orchestra’s auction fundraiser.

Many thanks to my husband for his help in completing this project!

What Color Would You Paint Music?

In another attempt to “paint music” I have put together this submission for the program cover for the New Score Chamber Orchestra.

Brand New Score, pen and ink with watercolor, 18.5" x 14.25"
Brand New Score, pen and ink with watercolor, 18.5″ x 14.25″

My friend’s father, a retired college professor and inveterate music lover, has been intrigued by my attempts. One of the assignments that he gave his students involved drawing a picture of a piece of classical music. We have had a couple of long discussions about this, especially when I explained that in my attempts I have tried to avoid using symbols. I have employed some musical notation in this piece, but only in the “construction” aspect, not in the “sounds” one sees.

If you were to make a picture of music, how would you portray it?
What piece of music would you choose to represent?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

I was honored with a request to submit a design to be used as a program cover and publicity materials for the New Score Chamber Orchestra of Orlando, Florida. This pen and ink sketch, while quoting a well-used conducting cliché, adds some humor and meaning with hopes that the viewer enjoys getting LOST IN THE DETAILS.

New Score Chamber Orchestra 2013, pen and ink, 17" x 14"
New Score Chamber Orchestra 2013, pen and ink, 17″ x 14″

New Score Chamber Orchestra’s motto is “linking music of living composers with today’s audience.” I was thrilled to participate as a guest artist during their inaugural performance last September. You can find out more about this group, including times and locations of performances, at their website.

Music and Art

Poster Art for New Score Chamber Orchestra

My husband’s old friend and colleague Jamie Wehr honored me with an invitation to present a solo art show in conjunction with New Score Chamber Orchestra’s fall concert.  I also painted the poster art to advertise the event.  Jamie is the Music Director of the New Score Chamber Orchestra.  His media consultant Rachel Ann Poling completed the graphic design work overlaid on the poster.

The venue is the “White House,” home of Benoit Glazer, Music Director of Cirque du Soleil in Orlando.  Benoit Glazer’s Timucua Arts Foundation is a sponsor of the event.

Please click the image to view an enlarged version and to see the time, date and location of the concert.