Mozart with Condoleezza Rice & Thomas Wilkins
May 17, 2020
Join Maestro Thomas Wilkins as he crosses off one of his “bucket list” items – performing again with good friend Dr. Condoleezza Rice, 66th United States Secretary of State! Closing the program, you’ll experience Mozart’s genius on full display with his Symphony No. 36, a work he composed in only four days.
ABOUT THE ART
Gallery talks presented by Joslyn curators at 1 and 1:25 p.m. prior to the concert.
Frank Stella (American, born 1936)
1982, mixed media on aluminum
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Gift of the Phillip Schrager Collection of Contemporary Art from Terri, Harley and Beth Schrager, 2014.2
Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 has been described as “supersonic, super sneaky, and super fun.” Nogarois from Stella’s Circuitseries (1980–84), twenty-two wall-mounted paintings all named for cities with automobile racetracks. These playful, curvilinearconstructions reveal the loose approach to form thatStella achieved late in his career and epitomize his deft handling of three-dimensional space.