The Circle of Aphrodite: Music of Love and Beauty by Musical Offerings

Monday, December 3, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cowden Gallery


Price: Please Note: There are two performances, 6 pm and 8 pm. Pricing stands for both performances. $8 for members, $14 for non-members. Please register online or call 210-978-8121.

Musical Offerings and the San Antonio Museum of Art co-present two concerts for the exquisite Aphrodite and The Gods of Love exhibition featuring music for soprano, harp, violin, viola and cello. All repertoire corresponds to Aphrodite and themes of love and beauty.

Gail Wettstein, soprano

Elaine Barber, harp

Joan Christenson, violin

Jessica Alberthall, viola

Joshua Boulton, cello

Handel Venus and Adonis

Ravel Five Popular Greek Melodies  

Bolcom Praxiteles Aphrodite

Debussy Girl with the Flaxen Hair

Ravel Lent from Sonata for Violin and Cello

Lerner and Lowe Three selections from My Fair Lady


The music is closely tied to the art with works such as:

Handel's Venus -the Roman version of Aphrodite- and Adonis -her lover that got slain by the boar.

Excerpts from Lerner and Lowe's, My Fair Lady -about Pygmalion, a mortal whose life Aphrodite medaled in

Debussy’s Girl with the Flaxen Hair -Aphrodite was said to have flaxen hair.

Bolcom's Praxiteles Aphrodite -the sculptor who introduced Aphrodite, the first female nude in Western art.

Musical Offerings is a leading professional chamber music organization in San Antonio with exceptionally diverse programming of classical, jazz and contemporary chamber music. Founded in 1983, Musical Offerings brings together the talents of musicians from varied musical environments to create a wide array of programming, concert formats, and musician participation.


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