February 25, 2016
For Immediate Release
BIRMINGHAM ART MUSIC ALLIANCE PRESENTS CHAMBER MUSIC AT AEIVA
New music inspired by the art of Enrique Martínez Celaya
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB Department of Music and Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts have partnered with the Birmingham Art Music Alliance (BAMA) to bring chamber works that connect music with the art in the Enrique Martínez Celaya: Small Paintings 1974-2015 exhibit. The concert features UAB faculty and Alabama Symphony Orchestra members performing seven world premiere compositions by regional composers.
Birmingham Art Music Alliance presents Chamber Music @ AEIVA
March 10, 2016, 5:00 pm
UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts
1221 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205
Free parking in the lot behind AEIVA
Members of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance have composed original pieces inspired by Enrique Martínez Celaya’s visual art. Each piece relates to a different work by Celaya.
The program includes original compositions by Holland Hopson, Kenneth Kuhn, Adriana Perera, Matthew Scott Phillips, Tom Reiner, Lawren Brianna Ware, and Ron Wray
The evening begins with a 5:00pm reception and art viewing, followed by the performances at 5:30pm by members of the UAB Department of Music and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, including Chris Steele, piano; Hillary Tidman, flute; Laura Usiskin, cello; Brad Whitfield, clarinet; and Pei Ju Wu, violin
Celaya’s artwork will be on view at the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts until March 19.
Special thanks to the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, the Birmingham Art Music Alliance, the UAB Department of Music, the Music Performance Trust Fund, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for making this event possible.
The Birmingham Art Music Alliance mission is to promote music by Alabama composers and present concerts of recently created art music to communities in Birmingham and beyond. Members include local composers, professional performers, students, and enthusiasts who wish to preserve and maintain the long tradition of music as a living art form.
Image credit: Enrique Martínez Celaya, The Fourth Angel, 2010, Oil and wax on canvas, 30 x 24 inches, Private Collection, Ocean Ridge, FL