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Seeing Red

Our favorite orchestra serves up a visual feast.


Sight and sound have a mysterious bond. Though each one can stand alone, the two senses often yield something powerful when combined — especially in the theater. Red {an Orchestra} will explore this artistic alchemy tonight at Image Sound Image, a performance incorporating music, film, and digital art. The program includes the suite from the movie The Red Violin, a video-art project using Beethoven's Fourth Symphony, and "Filmusic #2," a score by Red's music director, Jonathan Sheffer, who was inspired by Matthew Broderick's little-seen 1986 flick On Valentine's Day. "I thought there was a lot of interesting music in it that deserved to be reimagined," says Sheffer. "The result is like a miniature symphony."

It's the Beethoven piece, however, that has Sheffer most excited. New York artist Leo Villareal designed a video installation that will display shapes and patterns in time with the composer's Fourth Symphony. But the patterns don't exist yet. They'll be created live, in response to the physical movements of the players. "I could have gone with any of [Beethoven's symphonies]," says Sheffer, "but this one has some nice, unusual challenges."
Sat., Feb. 4, 8 p.m.

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