The New West Symphony has collaborated with California State University-Channel Islands for the Masterpiece Series concert Music to See, scheduled at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.
Scheherazade by Russian composer Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov is the focus of the multi-media presentation and five CSUCI art department students have been selected to create art works in various media depicting scenes from Scheherazade.
The students include Erika Craig, Kelly Denton, Nan Kane, Jonathan Lareva and Ashleigh Norman. A slide show of the art works will be created and projected in the auditoriums during the performances. The art works will also be on display in the lobbies of the performance venues.
“I am thrilled to be able to realize my conception of this program with the enthusiastic partnership of professor Jack Reilly and the very excellent artists whom he has chosen,” New West Symphony music director Boris Brott said. “This community engagement benefits both the symphony and the California State University Channel Islands art department.
Reilly added, “These talented art students are thrilled to participate in this innovative and creative endeavor with the New West Symphony.”
The complete program includes the Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofé and Scheherazade.
Tickets priced from $25 to $110 are available by calling (866) 776-8400 or online at www.newwestsymphony.org. “Student rush” tickets for $10 are available beginning 30 minutes prior to the performances.