Music of Robert Gibson and David Froom, 21st Century Consort in DC, March 25

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Mar 25 2017 - 5:00pm
Franklin’s Footpath,' a 414-foot-long striped painting by Gene Davis in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2014

The 21st Century Consort offers a musical reflection of the Washington DC Color School painter Gene Davis, featuring music by minimalist, synesthetic and Washington DC composers. Tickets are FREE.  Concert at 5pm, preceded by a 4pm discussion with composers and performers, and followed by a post-concert reception.

Jessica Krash
Dangerous Curves
Robert Gibson
Twelve Poems
David Froom
Nightsongs
John Chowning
Voices
Nicolas Maw
Ghost Dances
The 21st Century Consort, award-winning contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution for three decades, embarks on its tenth season at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Artistic Director Christopher Kendall presents a season of new music and high drama featuring artists Paul Cigan, Lisa Emenheiser, Dan Foster, Sara Stern, Rachel Young with guest vocalists William Sharp, Mary Mackenzie and Lucy Shelton.
Painter Gene Davis (1920-1985), a major figure in 20th-century American painting whose contribution was invaluable in establishing Washington, D.C., as a center of contemporary art. Davis also played a significant national and international role in the color abstraction movement that first achieved prominence in the 1960s.