Music and Visual Art Collaboration in Bjorling Sunday

Posted on November 5th, 2012 by

Composer Richard Danielpour

Composer Richard Danielpour

Working with the music of composer Richard Danielpour, pianist Beth Winterfeldt and sculpture Nicole Hoiland join forces Sunday, November 11, to present “Enchanted Gardens, Recital and Installation” on the Gustavus campus. The Winterfeldt & Hoiland collaboration will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall and is sponsored jointly by the Departments of Art/Art History and Music at Gustavus. “Enchanted Gardens” is free and open to the public.

Richard Danielpour (b. 1956) is a living composer who embraces a wide range of influences in his musical style, from rock and ragtime to structure and sounds more idiomatic of Western European composition. Through the two works on Sunday’s program, The Enchanted Garden Preludes, Book 1 and Book 2 (published in 1992 and 2008), Danielpour sought to express both the gardens of the mind and the dreamlike qualities of memories in real life. With the awareness that music often inspires visual imagery, pianist Beth Winterfeldt and sculptor Nicole Roberts Hoiland have collaborated to present this live performance of Danielpour’s music with the creation of a new sculpture, seeking to make connections between sound and color.

Pianist Beth Winterfeldt holds degrees in piano performance from Concordia College (Moorhead) and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. She is an independent music teacher and serves as a professional accompanist for the Department of Music at Gustavus. Artist Nicole Roberts Hoiland is currently on the faculty at Nova Classical Academy in St. Paul and has served on the faculty of the Department of Art/Art History at Gustavus. Her degrees are from Concordia College (Moorhead) and Stephen F. Austin State University.

Sunday’s performance of Richard Danielpour’s The Enchanted Garden Preludes, featuring pianist Beth Winterfeldt and artist Nicole Roberts Hoiland, is free and open to the public. The collaborative recital and art installation begins at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall.


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