Musical Performance

Color and Sound: Vasily Kandinsky and the Music of His Time

Color and Sound: Vasily Kandinsky and the Music of His Time

Date: Friday, July 11, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Performer: Dr. Polli Chambers-Salazar, Pianist
Type: Musical Performance

Vasily Kandinsky spoke of seeking significance in his paintings through the musical and emotional qualities that he ascribed to color: "Color is the medium by which one can affect the soul directly... the soul is a piano with many strings, and the artist is the hand that, by striking one particular key, causes the human soul to vibrate." Kandinsky was progressing toward total abstraction while many of his fellow painters were still working figuratively. At the same time, such composers as Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg were defying conventional tonality while most of their contemporaries were still composing in the late Romantic tradition. Many connections may be found between the visual and musical arts of the early 20th century. Pianist Polli Chambers-Salazar presents a program focusing on the works of Vasily Kandinsky and on piano works from the same time period.


Theater | Free with admission | Stickers for ensured seating are distributed in the Main Entrance gallery starting at 6:00 p.m. Members enjoy early seating between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m.; general admission seating begins at 6:45 p.m.