L’Asie d’aprés Tiepolo by Hugues Dufourt
Rothko Chapel by Morton Feldman
For its season finale, Seattle Modern Orchestra will present two pieces where the ideas and emotions unique to the visual arts are transformed into music. Themed Music on Paintings, this concert features two works of contemporary music for ensemble inspired by strikingly divergent paintings. To start the program, French composer Hugues Dufourt’s L’Asie d’aprés Tiepolo (2009) reflects on Italian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s Allegory of the Planets and Continents (1752), while the second half features the celebrated Rothko Chapel (1971) by American composer Morton Feldman.