Friday, April 8, 2011

Music for Picasso

The Richmond Symphony will give a free concert, in conjunction with the Picasso exhibit currently running at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, at 7 p.m. April 14 in the museum’s Cochrane Atrium.

The hour-long concert, conducted by Steven Smith, includes Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” Suite and excerpts from Satie’s “Les Adventures de Mercure,” pieces written for productions by Serge Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, for which Picasso designed sets and costumes.

The program also will feature Ravel’s “Pavane pour une infante défunte,” Milhaud’s “Le beouf sur le toit” and “April in Paris” by Vernon Duke, who, as Vladimir Dukelsky, wrote for the Ballet Russes.

There is no formal seating for the concert.

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