Sonnets & Sonatas: Animals!
A lecture-concert on the topic of animals viewed by European artists.
J.J. Grandville, Les métamorphoses du jour (Garnier frères, 1869) . Photo: The Internet Archive.
Saturday, February 24, 20187:30 PM
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
How do artists and composers evoke, imitate, mock, or pay tribute to animals, which are both our best companions and, at the same time, radically different from us? This lecture-concert featuring a presentation by Laure Murat, professor of French and Francophone Studies at UCLA, and performances of works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Fauré, Rameau, Rossini, Cage, Gershwin, and others, attempts to answer this question. The program features the first U.S. appearance of Vincent Penot, clarinetist of the Opéra de Paris, who performs three pieces on the program.
Admission is free, but advance ticket is required. For more information and to get your advance ticket to the lecture-concert click here.
Sonnets & Sonatas: Animals! is co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Presented in partnership with the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Sonnets & Sonatas: Animals! is part of a festival organized by the Center for European and Russian Studies on the topic of animals viewed by European artists. It includes screenings selected by UCLA Film & Television Archive at the Billy Wilder Theater in the Hammer Museum during the weekend of February 23-25, 2018. Each movie will be followed by a post-screening discussion with philosopher and ethologist Vinciane Despret
, professor at the University of Liège, Belgium.
February 23, 2018: Au hasard Balthazar (France, 1966)
February 24, 2018: White God (Hungary/Germany/Sweden, 2014)
February 25, 2018: Heart of a Dog (Soviet Union, 1988)
Learn more about the "Europe in Four Themes: Animals" series of film screenings and how to purchase tickets HERE. Please note that ticketing for the lecture-concert and ticketing for each of the films is separate.
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Film and Television Archive, Herb Alpert School of Music, The J. Paul Getty Museum