- The 75th Season of Concerts 2016–2017
- Yves Klein: Symphonie – "Monotone-Silence"
October 1 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium
Petr Kotik conducts the New Orchestra of Washington, along with the 18th Street Singers in a performance of Yves Klein's Symphonie – "Monotone-Silence" (1947-61).
Yves Klein's Symphonie Monotone-Silence is based on a visionary image of a musical event based on drone and silence. Conceived in 1947, it predates the work of composers, such as La Monte Young and John Cage, among others, who arrived at similar concept in the late fifties and sixties. History is full of discoveries that independently crystallized at various locations at about the same time. Symphonie Monotone-Silence represents one such groundbreaking contribution.
Presented in honor of Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971