In conjunction with International Dance Day, musicians from the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía and dancers from the Conservatorio Superior de Danza “María de Ávila” will be connecting the languages of music, dance and painting in a performance to be given on 29 April in the Central Hall. It comprises four works inspired by four paintings in the collection, with the following programme:
12.30 - PART 1: Inspired by Nude turning into a Dragonfly (1961), by Arthur Boyd, with music by Oliver Messiaen (Quatuor pour la fin du temps: Abîme des oiseaux (solo clarinet)) and Maurice Ravel (Vocalise - étude en forma de Habanera).
13.00 - PART 2: Inspired by Houses on the River. The old Town (1914), by Egon Schiele, with music by György Ligeti (Sonata for solo cello).
13.30 - PART 3: Inspired by Circle Segments (1921), by László Moholy-Nagy, with music by Leonard Bernstein (Five Kids Songs: I hate music), Guillaume Connesson (Disco-toccata, for cello and clarinet) and Ivor Gurney (Five Elizabethan songs: Sleep).
14.00 - PART 4: Inspired by Autumn Evening (1924), by Emil Nolde, with music by Heinrich Ignaz von Biber (Sonatas of the Rosary: X "Crucifixion") and Henri Duparc (L’invitation au voyage).