In conjunction with its upcoming performances of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has partnered with the Copley Society of Art in Boston to create an exhibit of 32 paintings that will be hung throughout Symphony Hall from March 6 to April 13. John Kirby of Boston Art Inc. and Ron Della Chiesa of Boston radio station WGBH selected the 32 works from a field of 125 entries submitted by Copley Society artists. Paintings can be viewed at bso.org, where visitors may vote for the painting they think best captures the spirit of Mussorgsky’s original music. The winner, to be chosen by Kirby and Della Chiesa with input from online participation, will be announced in the Cabot-Cahners Room at Symphony Hall on April 12 at 6 p.m., just before the BSO’s performance of the Pictures at an Exhibition program.
Posted February 21, 2013