Xiaowen Chen performance in Bailey Hall

News
April 27, 2007

Visiting associate professor and digital artist Xiaowen Chen staged a performance in Bailey Hall with the Cornell University Wind Ensemble on March 10, 2007. Titled “Que Sera, Seurat,” the event was a fusion of French Impressionist painting and song. The 50-member Cornell University Wind Ensemble performed a modern suite by composer Aldo Forte entitled "Impressionist Prints," music inspired by the paintings of Monet, Degas, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, and Seurat. Xiaowen Chen projected images of the 19th-century paintings along with his own 21st-century interpretations and translations. Other works on the program featured composers Offenbach, Milhaud, and Woolfenden.