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