Inspired by the exhibition Art about Art: Contemporary Photographers Look at Old Master Paintings, this choral concert from the Princeton Singers is an exploration of how composers such as Josquin des Prez and Johannes Brahms were inspired by musicians of the past. It will also feature Birds of Paradise, a new work from Princeton Singers artistic director Steven Sametz. Recently commissioned by the internationally acclaimed male ensemble Chanticleer, Birds of Paradise features echoes of Clément Janequin’s sixteenth-century work Le Chant des Oiseaux (Song of the Birds).
This concert is offered on the occasion of the exhibition Art about Art: Contemporary Photographers Look at Old Master Paintings at Art on Hulfish. Art about Art explores the work of contemporary artists who use photography and video to reimagine still lifes and portraits by early modern European artists.
Tickets and information will be available at princetonsingers.org.
Lead funding for Art about Art: Contemporary Photographers Look at Old Master Paintings is provided by the Len & Laura Berlik Foundation.
Art on Hulfish is made possible by the leadership support of Annette Merle-Smith and Princeton University. Generous support is also provided by William S. Fisher, Class of 1979, and Sakurako Fisher; J. Bryan King, Class of 1993; the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; John Diekman, Class of 1965, and Susan Diekman; Anne Robinson Woods, Class of 1988; Barbara and Gerald Essig; Rachelle Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony E. Malkin; the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation; Tom Tuttle, Class of 1988, and Mila Tuttle; Nancy A. Nasher, Class of 1976, and David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976; Gene Locks, Class of 1959, and Sueyun Locks; and Palmer Square Management.