re·in·vent: verb (used with object)

1. to invent again or anew, especially without knowing that the invention already exists.

2. to remake or make over, as in a different form.

3. to bring back; revive.

 

How can we gain inspiration from the past to inform today's expression and tomorrow's new directions? Rick Rodrigues, Professor Emeritus at CCSF, will share his method of how learning from the "old masters" has inspired his own personal work as well as informs the work of contemporary artists.

 

Jessica Wan and Tim Eischens will perform songs by composers Gounod, Hahn, and Stravinsky, exploring how they reinvented and repurposed music from the 1700s. And we're excited to present two settings of "Widmung" (Dedication), a poem by Rückert: one by Schumann (1840), and one by pianist and composer Michael Anthony Schuler (2010), which was given its world premiere last fall with Jessica in a LIEDER ALIVE! recital. Michael will play both settings of "Widmung" and share his thoughts on setting the poem in today's world.

 

Here at Art | Song, we know there's no secret shortcut, app, or magical method of building a thriving art community. Your ticket cost helps pay for the space rental, food & drink, and artists' participation. If you would like to join us but have trouble with the cost, please consider helping us out as a volunteer.

 

Photos from our Event! 

 

 

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Rick imparting knowledge of the Old Masters

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Rick Rodrigues, Professor Emeritus at CCSF, speaking to old techniques, and how his pieces relate to that of traditions past.

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Michael Shuler, Composer, speaks to the audience about his musical piece, debut by Jessica Wan.

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Our very own Tim Eischens on the piano.

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A gorgeous view of the salon from the hallway.

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Thank you to all who came and shared your thoughts. This was one of the best events yet!

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