Silent Art Auction May 7, 2016

We are excited to announce a silent auction that COO will be holding to provide scholarships for students who are not able to afford to attend a music camp.  The auction will center around the theme “Pictures at an Exhibition,” based on the works of the artist Viktor Hartman, a close friend of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky.

When Hartman died at the age of 39 Mussorgsky arranged an exhibition of some of his work, and wrote a set of piano pieces that musically describe each painting.  COO will be performing an orchestral arrangement of the piano pieces, and we are seeking donations of visual art in all mediums for the auction.  All visual artists, amateur and professional, are encouraged to donate a work that describes one of the scenes from Hartmann’s exhibit.

The titles of the drawings and paintings, and Mussorgsky’s musical representations of them can be found at https://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Pictures_at_an_Exhibition

There is no jury process for submission, and the works will be auctioned off to the highest bidder that evening. All artists will be provided with advertising space for a bio and business cards.

The concert and art auction will take place at Ogden’s Union Station. The auction will begin at 6:30, with the concert starting at 7:30 in the Browning theater.

All participating artists should contact Michael Palumbo – mpalumbo45@gmail.com, or Cindy Child – cechild@comcast.net, no later than April 15th to have their work picked up. Please be sure to include your name, contact information, including address, and a description of your piece.

Here is some additional resource material:
Images: http://www.stmoroky.com/reviews/gallery/pictures/hartmann.htm

Below are two visual representations of the Hartman works.

Hut on Fowl's Legs Sketch-Of-A-Gate-In-Kiev-One-Of-The-Pictures-At-An-Exhibition

Hut on Fowl’s Legs                        Great Gate of Kiev

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About Michael Palumbo

Michael A. Palumbo is Music Director and Conductor of Chamber Orchestra Ogden. For thirty-one years he was the Director of Orchestral Studies and Professor of Viola at WSU, retiring in June of 2013. Michael's conducting credits include performances by the "Stars of the Soviet Ballet" and the "Bolshoi Ballet.” He has conducted All State and other honor orchestras and festivals in the Midwestern and western regions of the United States, and is an assistant conductor for Ballet West in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition to his conducting, Michael is associate principal violist of the Ballet West Orchestra, and principal violist of the American Festival Orchestra. From 2002 through 2008 Michael was a member of the National Executive Board of the American Viola Society (AVS), and at the 2008 International Viola Congress he received the Founders Award from that organization. In 2014 he was elected President-Elect of the AVS. Michael is a former national secretary of ASTA. He has twice held the office of president of the Utah Chapter of ASTA (UASTA), and has twice been the recipient of the UASTA Educator of the Year award. A long time member of the American Federation of Musicians, he is currently president of Local 104 of the AFM. In1997 he collaborated with David Dalton to found the Utah Viola Society, and served as it’s first president. For recreation Michael likes to take motorcycle trips with his wife, travel, see family, make wine and beer, and play jazz and blues at several local clubs. He also spends a lot of time writing grant proposals to help pay the members of Chamber Orchestra Ogden.

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