Today, I am judging Pictures 2013: a composition competition sponsored by the Montclair Art Museum and NJ Arts Collective. I am thrilled to be working with these organizations again, and to be writing a new work for soprano Sara Noble and pianist Carl Patrick Bolleia for the upcoming Pictures 2013 Concert (based on the painting above). The concert of winning works and other selections will be on June 6 at the museum (details below).
Pictures 2013 Concert
8th Annual New Jersey Student Composition Contest
Thursday, June 6
Pre-Concert Panel Discussion, 6:15 p.m.
Gala Awards Ceremony and Concert, 7 p.m.
Join Montclair Art Museum for a unique concert experience as New Jersey students explore the intersection of music and visual art. For the eighth annual edition of one of New Jersey’s premiere composition contests, NJ students are asked to compose music inspired by visual art exhibited in the Montclair Art Museum. Come early to hear student honorees discuss their art-inspired music in a pre-concert talk. This year’s selection is Wharf Under Mountain by Manierre Dawson, 1913, oil on canvas, Norton Museum of Art.