FAMED LOCAL ARTISTS TO GIVE A FREE PRESENTATION AT THE CARROLLWOOD CULTURAL CENTER, APRIL 5
Music as Inspiration: A Conversation between Peter Stilton and Joseph Schwartz
Local fans of the arts are in for a treat. Two famed local artists, painter Peter Stilton and pianist Joseph Schwartz, will discuss and demonstrate the connections between music and art at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, Friday, April 5 at 6pm.
The free program is part of an opening art reception being held on the same day from 5 until 7pm showcasing Stilton’s work. Stilton’s exhibit, “Music of the Soul,” will be on display through April and is being presented by the Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center.
Stilton, an internationally known painter and teacher, produces eclectic, playful compositions in which his images often seem to be in a joyful dance across the canvas. Schwartz was head of the piano department at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a member of the Oberlin Trio. Described by a New York Times music critic as fusing “whiz-bang technique and musicianship,” he is famed for his sparkling, interpretive approach to classical works for piano.
Stilton and Schwartz have been friends for years. “Joe is one of the rare performers who sees music visually,” observes Stilton. “I always feel like he is able to recreate what the composer originally had in mind. He sees images and is able to make other people—performers and listeners—see them as well.”
Schwartz will talk about how, from the time of Beethoven on, music increasingly incorporated emotional content into its compositions. He will also play works by Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy.
The Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center is located at 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa. For more information, visit CarrollwoodCenter.org, or call (813) 269-1310.