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wcfsymphony → Musical Pictures

April 17, 2012 9:30 am, 11 am & 1 pm → Great Hall, GBPAC, Cedar Falls

Modest Mussorgsky [1839-1881] painted shortly before his death by Ilya Repin

Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition

From the listening guide for the 2012 youth concerts: Nearly a century and a half after his premature death Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky [1839-1881] remains a singular voice in music history. This year’s wcfsymphony Youth Concerts will approach his unique piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition as a window into his musical world and as a vehicle for thinking about connections between hearing and seeing. In addition to learning about the substance of Mussorgsky’s piece [with a special focus on instrumentation and the orchestra] students will be encouraged to closely examine the rich sensory relationship between aural and visual.