On December 30th, 2017 at 1:30 at the Merc Playhouse Michael Brady will bring works of art to life through musical representations in the form of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition followed by Debussy's Images (2ème série). The performance will close with Beethoven's last Piano Sonata.
In Michael's words: "Debussy’s three musical representations are relatively soft, almost abstract pieces. Mussorgsky’s boisterous Pictures at an Exhibition, fun throughout and quiet only occasionally, is probably the most justifiably famous suite of musical images for the piano.
The Beethoven sonata is relatively short and in two movements, the first a visceral eruption of angst, frustration, and rage. In complete contrast, the second movement is a set of somewhat resigned or accepting, almost quiescent variations of truly extraordinary beauty."
Entry is by donation, and Michael suggests a donation of $25 per person. All proceeds will benefit Room One. We hope you'll join us for this musical evening!