Announcement "Gala Concert" on Tatiana Day
On January 25 at 20:00, the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul will host a concert "Emile Galle: the ensouled glass". The program of this unique concert was arranged as part of a partnership project with the Belcanto Charitable Foundation “Sounding Canvases”*.
The unusually eventful historical period at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries is now known to us as the heyday of the "new art" – the Modern art. Europe was entering a period of industry rapid development. On this background the idea of "transforming life through the means of art" was ripening among the creative community, the outdated academic forms were rejected in favor of harmony and authenticity. These few decades turned out to be extraordinarily exuberant for geniuses and, undoubtedly, one of them was the amazing Emile Galle - an artist, botanist, philosopher, art theorist, poet, designer, whose name has become a generic, giving the name to an extremely popular trend in our days in the creation and production of art glass. Like the Impressionists in painting and music, Galle was a true innovator in his field. A unique combination of fine taste, deep scientific knowledge, technical skills and conviction that the roots of the new art "in the forests, on the banks of streams, among swamp grasses" allow Galle not only to create his own recognizable "floral style", but also to offer previously unknown methods of processing glass, which became a distinctive feature of his works. Such, for example, was the enamel painting technique he invented, which the master called clair-de-lune ("moonlight").
The concert program will include works by contemporaries of the great French artisan, and our video installation will immerse you in the magical and multi-colored world of the masterpieces of the great glass alchemist. The program will include works by contemporaries of the great French master, and a video installation will delve the audience onto the atmosphere of magical and multi-colored world of the masterpieces of the great glass alchemist.
Tickets for the concert are on the website of the Belcanto Charitable Foundation.
* The Project "Sounding canvases". Music and painting are the facets of one diamond. After all, art is one, in its essence. The Belcanto Foundation invites listeners to share the joy of discovery: in the Sounding Canvases project, music and painting create a joint artistic reality. Pictures will come to life, revealing the secrets of their brilliant creators... Great pictures will absorb the colorfulness of the sound space and come to life, and the music will be colored with incredible shades. Fresh colors will become an integral part of the traditional classic approach.