THE ART OF MUSIC Set for NOCCA's Freda Lupin Memorial Hall Tonight
On Thursday, August 29, some of New Orleans' most acclaimed artists will join forces to explore the watery, mysterious boundary that both separates and joins music and the visual arts. This one-night-only concert event, THE ART OF MUSIC, features performances by the magnificent Faubourg Quartet, presenting works by Wynton Marsalis, Philip Glass, Debussy, and Tania Leon.
A highlight of the evening will be the world premiere of a new work by Ellis Marsalis. The piece is a tribute to the late John Scott and is an arrangement of a spiritual that Scott loved. Marsalis will perform the work alongside cellist Jee Yeoun Ko.
That exceptional roster of performers will be joined by visual artists Ron Bechet, Ayo Scott, and Michel Varisco. Their work will reflect the many, many ways that the visual and the aural interact. Bechet has created fabric to costume dancers, who will perform to live music. Scott has recorded the steps involved in his own painting process, which will be played back to live accompaniment. Varisco's stunning video about the ebb and flow of water will also be accompanied by the Faubourg Quartet. And there'll be a special video tribute to John Scott, Ayo Scott's father.
THE ART OF MUSIC takes place in NOCCA's Freda Lupin Memorial Hall on Thursday, August 29 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors) and can be purchased in advance at NOCCAInstitute.com or by calling 504 940 2900.