The Florida Grand Opera’s (FGO) ambitious season is ready to kick off this month, and as part of its Young Artists development programs and opera awareness events, it’s had a busy preseason in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. One of the easiest ways for a niche cultural institution like the FGO to reach a wider audience that might not necessarily gravitate toward opera is to partner with other artistic and like-minded entities. For this afternoon recital, the FGO has partnered with the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale for a musical tea service called Art Inspired Song that will highlight the talents of the FGO’s young cadre and showcase the power of working across the disciplines.
As stated in a recent news release by the museum’s art director and chief curator, Bonnie Clearwater, “We are delighted to partner with Florida Grand Opera on this exciting collaboration of art and music that brings opportunities for new audiences to enjoy opera in Fort Lauderdale.” Built around two current exhibits, “Café Dolly” and “American Scene Photography,” the FGO has selected works that reflect inspiration from the artwork or were composed around the same time the art was created. The simple denouement makes for a succinct pairing, but the overall effect is the powerful connection of the visual and the aural, thus strengthening the powers of both art forms.
Art Inspired Song will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. General admission is $10, $7 for seniors, and free for museum and FGO members/donors. Call 305-403-3309, or visit moafl.org.
Tue., Nov. 11, 2014