The Artwork: Works by French Impressionists & others; Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue March 6–July 29, 2018
Debussy’s Nocturnes have been celebrated for their ability to evoke imagery, light, and color. But is he really music‘s answer to Impressionist painting? His works and those of Manet, Degas, and Whistler—who created his own series of atmospheric, tonal scenes that he labeled “nocturnes”—illuminate how the artistic response to nature differs in music and painting.
Program subject to change.
What to Expect
Conductor and music historian Leon Botstein discusses the parallels between Debussy’s Nocturnes and the artwork of the French Impressionists & others, with on-screen artworks and musical excerpts performed by The Orchestra Now.
Intermission 20 min
Claude Debussy Nocturnes
members of the Bard Festival Chorale 23 min
All timings are approximate. Program subject to change.
Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). Camille Monet (1847–1879) on a Garden Bench (detail), 1873. Oil on canvas, 27 7/8 x 31 5/8 in. (60.6 x 80.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection, Gift of Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg, 2002, Bequest of Walter H. Annenberg, 2002 (2002.62.1)