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Modern Masters

Preceding a program of music by 20th-century composers will be a discussion of two masters of modernist art, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Both artists are well represented in the CMA, with works that provide a study in contrasts. Picasso’s Cubism, a movement based on fragmented form and geometric shapes, diverges from the Fauvist works of Matisse, with their emphasis on decorative pattern, expressive color, and pleasurable subjects. Contemporaries and rivals, the art of these two seminal figures laid the foundations of modernism for generations to come.

Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 for string sextet by Arnold Schoenberg

Joanna Frankel, violin
Alicia Hui, violin
Karl Pedersen, viola
Brett Allen, viola
Luis Biava, cello
Wendy Morton, cello
Artists subject to change.