The Chameleon Arts Ensemble, a Boston based group of musicians, approached the museum mid-summer 2020, looking for a place to record a chamber music program outdoors. The concert would be filmed at social distance, without an audience. Their intention was to stream the performance later in the fall, as part of their virtual concert season.
They came to the Art Complex, spending two days on the museum grounds recording. The concert, titled “communing with nature,” includes a selection of Duos for two violins by Béla Bartók; Franz Joseph Haydn’s sparkling C Major String Quartet, Op. 33, No. 3, “The Bird;” and John Luther Adams’ stunningly beautiful songbirdsongs for two piccolos and three percussion. The result is an intimate dialogue between people, music, and nature.
To learn more about the Chameleon Arts Ensemble, visit their website at www.chameleonarts.org.
To see a video with selections from the concert click here.