HONEGGER, VALLOTTON & THE AVANT-GARDE IN PARIS
DECEMBER 8, 2019
Sunday at 2 PM
Composer Arthur Honegger and painter Félix Vallotton were both Swiss nationals who spent the larger part of their careers in Paris, where they became part of the avant-garde scene in music (Le Six) and art (Les Nabis). Both explored the intersection between tradition and modernism. Honegger’s first symphony mirrors the magnetism of Paris in the 1920s. This performance will be the first time the work has been performed in NYC in 58 years.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Félix Vallotton: Painter of Disquiet, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art October 29, 2019–January 26, 2020.