Admission is free to the following concerts located in the Life Sciences Building Auditorium:
Sunday, February 17, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.
The University’s Chorale and the Palisades Community Chorus will present a concert featuring Haydn’s masterpiece, “The Seasons” in the Life Sciences Building.” The concert will celebrate the opening of the art exhibit titled “Springtide & Solstice,” which will feature four Bucks County painters.
For centuries, the arts have gained inspiration from nature. From Vivaldi and Beethoven to contemporary masters, composers have used the medium of music to capture humankind's relationship to the natural world and the environment. As we in the 21st century grapple with our own relationship to an ever-changing and fragile planet, we look to the past for clues about how to navigate this precarious situation. Based on a text by the British poet, James Thomson and premiered in 1801 around the dawn of the industrial revolution, the work celebrates our intimate reliance on nature and the cycles of the seasons. Incorporating some of Haydn's most exciting and descriptive music, this work is certain to delight and inspire audience members.
Following the concert, guests will have the opportunity to meet the featured artists and guest curator. Guests do not need to reserve tickets in advance and there is no cost to attend the opening event.