The Orchestra Now
Leon Botstein, conductor
with the Bard Festival Chorale
Debussy's Nocturnes and the artwork of the French Impressionists.
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. 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.
Tickets to this event include same day Museum admission.