Monday, May 11, 2009

Glass @ the Symphony

No, not THAT Glass...but glass glass.

Dale Chihuly, known for glass art designs and installations worldwide, has been appointed artist in association by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
The announcement last Friday coincides with release of the symphony's recording of Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony with cover art by Chihuly. It's from a monoprint which he's donating to the orchestra, along with 88 lithographs of a related work, "Symphony Sisters."
A New York publicist for the symphony, Amelia Kusar, said she could find no other orchestra that has appointed a visual artist as an associate.
Chihuly, a native of Tacoma, has long worked with musical groups. He designed sets for a production of "Pelleas et Melisande" at the Seattle Opera in 1992 and produced 20-foot blown glass chandeliers for the symphony's Benaroya Hall, which was opened in 1998.

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