Schoenberg's Transfigured Night
The Omaha Symphony brass and percussion sections herald you into the new season with Tomasi’s Fanfares Liturgiques, based on the Don Juan mythology. Schoenberg’s lush, hyper-romantic Transfigured Night uses a full ensemble of strings to bring poetry to life before Ravel’s delightful Tombeau de Couperin uses lighthearted melodies and supreme wind writing to evoke beloved companions lost in World War I. A concert feature for every member of the Omaha Symphony - “Look, how brightly the universe shines!”
ABOUT THE ART
Gallery talks presented by Joslyn curators at 1 and 1:25 p.m. prior to the concert.
George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948)
August Night at Russell's Corners
1948, oil on canvas
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Museum purchase, 1955.189
Recognized as a Precisionist for his crisp renderings of the New York City skyline and unadorned urban architecture, George Copeland Ault enjoyed early success as a realist artist, but became evermore reclusive and alienated from the gallery world as his career unfolded. By 1937, Ault had left the city for the quiet rural community of Woodstock, New York where his mood shifted toward the melancholy and surreal. The frozen silences of empty streets surrounding Woodstock conveyed a complex psychological remoteness that captured the artist’s attention and found its way into the dramatically lit August Night at Russell's Corner.