Musical Colors at ZMA

by Courtney Wheaton on September 22, 2013 at 5:13 am

A seamless blend of musical selections and vibrant art were enjoyed by many on Saturday.

The Zanesville Museum of Art received a grant from the PNC Foundation to hold the Musical Color performance series. Composer, David Schuback created the musical arrangements for the event. A small orchestra, accompanied by a singer, played a variety of jazz inspired tunes for the large crowd.

"They are playing some southern jazz, some more 1950’s style jazz, they played a Duke Ellington song, who is a very famous jazz singer," said Temporary Operations Manager, Andy Near.

The series attempts to highlight the strong relationship between our visual and audio senses, through music and color.

"When you talk to a musician they’ll talk about notes like "Oh yea that was a blue note, a dark note or a light note or a really bright note" so you see you can relate color to sound, " said Near.

This was the first year for concert series and the event was free of charge and open to the public.