|James Bagwell, Conductor of "The Orchestra Now" (TŌN) at Bard College|
For example, many of the players came out into the lobby during intermission to talk with concert-goers about the music. We talked with bassoonist Wade Coufal, who has taken his music into children's hospitals (Here's his essay about the experience).
Another vision of the orchestra's founders is to connect music with art.
In a program called "Sight and Sound" on December 6th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, curators will talk about Louis-Léopold Boilly's painting "The Public Viewing David’s Coronation at the Louvre," accompanied by a performance of Beethoven's Eroica symphony.
They'll also be doing free concerts throughout the New York City boroughs.
Official website of The Orchestra Now
The sketch is done with watercolor pencils and water brushes in a 5x8 inch sketchbook.
Previously on GurneyJourney:
James Bagwell Conducts
James Bagwell at a Rehearsal
Previous posts on concert sketching:
The "Flash-Glance" Method
Gouache portrait of an Irish whistle player
Sketching a vocal concert
Violinist in ink wash
Club Passim Gig
The Cello and the Pencil
Mass in C