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Impressionism in Art & Music with the St. Augustine Music Festival

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 1:00pm | at the St. Augustine Art Association | Tickets: $50 – all proceeds benefit the programs of SAMF & STAAA

Join the St. Augustine Art Association and the St. Augustine Music Festival for an afternoon of Impressionism in Art & Music with performances of Claude Debussy’s Sonata for Violin in G Minor and Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major. Sunday, December 6, at 1:00pm. (program subject to change)

The first impressionists were 19th century (1870’s – 1880’s) painters who strayed from creating art with fine, finish and detail, which most artists of their day admired and worked to achieve. The development of Impressionism in the visual arts was soon followed by analogous styles in other media that became known as impressionist music and impressionist literature. Impressionism in music is harder to articulate. Claude Debussy translated visual ambiguity to music by unrooting time. There are no hard edges. The music is dreamy and it’s often hard to find the beat. In Western classical music (mainly during the late 19th and early 20th centuries) impressionist music focuses on mood and atmosphere, conveying the moods and emotions aroused by the subject rather than a detailed tone picture. The most prominent feature in musical impressionism is the use of “color,” or in musical terms, timbre, which can be achieved through orchestration, harmonic usage, texture, etc. Other elements of music impressionism also involve new chord combinations, ambiguous tonality, extended harmonies, use of modes and exotic scales, parallel motion and extra musicality. And finally, Impressionist composers paid attention to how music vibrated in the body. The lowest notes on the piano are played in conjunction with the highest notes. Feeling the music was almost as important as hearing it.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the preventative measures STAAA & SAMF are taking for Covid-19, attendees will need to wear face coverings. Groups of four or less will be assigned seats together and tickets may be purchased up to four at a time. Seating is limited for each performance and tickets may or may not be available at the door. All proceeds benefit the programs of the St. Augustine Music Festival and the St. Augustine Art Association.

TICKETS: $50.00 per person. To purchase your ticket(s), complete the form below and pay by PayPal. You will receive a confirmation email within the next 1-3 business days.

*Tickets will not be issued. Please keep a copy of your confirmation email and bring it with you to the performance.

For questions or assistance, please call the Art Association (Monday-Friday, 9:30-5:00pm): 904-824-2310.

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