Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Music's Wonder Woman

Honoring Sarah Caldwell, (born March 6, 1924, Maryville, Missouri, U.S.—died March 23, 2006, Portland, Maine)
American opera conductor, musicologist, producer, impresario, international musical ambassador
Caldwell was the first woman to conduct at White House, USMC Band, Metropolitan Opera, and only the second woman to conduct the New York Philharmonic.  She also founded the Opera Company of Boston.  Caldwell was known for unusual presentations of standard works, innovative productions of challenging and difficult works; including traditional works in contemporary or different historical settings.  She often went back to the original scores, and also presented new modern work. As conductor and producer there, Caldwell established a reputation for innovation. Her pursuit of meaningful character interpretations and her concern for both musical quality and visual appeal drew to her productions many of the greatest opera singers of the time.
Depicted is my interpretation of Caldwell's production of 'Voyage to the Moon.'  She is conducting from a director's chair in front of the orchestra pit.  Materials and techniques: painted fusible interfacing, hand dyed and commercial cotton fabric, velveteen, metallic gimp braid, netting. 18 x 30.

Currently on display at:  The Art of Fiber III: Hidden Dreams, Arts Council of Livingston Parish, LA, through October 28, 2017.

Come join the fun!   Amy's Creative Side  is sponsoring the Blogger's Quilt Festival again this year! 


Tu-Na Quilts said...

Wonderful. How exciting that it's on display.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on having this quilt displayed at The Art of Fiber III: Hidden Dreams. You did a wonderful job on the quilt. I'd be interested to hear your motivation behind the piece.

wlstarn said...

Both my pieces (and a third) were made for a women's history project honoring women with significant achievements since 1920, when US women got the vote. They were not selected for the traveling show or book, but will be on the HERstory website when it is completed.