“The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra is seeking the help of local photographers to tell a very special story: The story of Pensacola,” writes Julio Diaz in Friday’s (6/2) Pensacola News Journal (Florida). The orchestra’s November 4 concert “will pair its performance with ‘symphonic photochoreography’ from multimedia artist Nicholas Bardonnay of the Los Angeles-based Westwater Arts…. Using multiple projectors, Bardonnay cues the images live in concert with the orchestra, projected onto a 440-square-foot screen…. Bardonnay’s Pensacola work will be titled ‘Pensacola: Then and Now.’ The first movement … will be made up of historic photographs…. [For] the second movement … the symphony is seeking photo submissions from photographers of all ability levels to provide the ‘now.’ Photographers are asked to submit images that show what they love best about living in Pensacola.” Images will “be synced to the performance of [Joseph] Curiale’s ‘Awakening.’ Bardonnay will present a second piece, ‘National Park Suite,’ featuring imagery commemoration the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and set to Copland’s Suite from ‘The Tender Land.’ The orchestra will also perform Barber’s Overture to ‘The School for Scandal’ and Dvořák’s ‘New World Symphony.’ ” Bret Barrow is the Pensacola Symphony’s executive director, and Peter Rubardt is music director.
Posted June 6, 2017
Pictured: Westwater Arts’ simulated photochoreography for the Pensacola Symphony’s upcoming concert in November