In the seventeenth century, the Dutch Republic enjoyed unprecedented wealth and prosperity and the period is known asthe Dutch Golden Age. Painting and the decorative arts flourished in this small, predominantly Protestant nation in northwest Europe, which gained independence from the Catholic Kingdom of Spain in 1648 after nearly a century of intermittent war. At a time when the nobility and the Catholic Church were still the major patrons of art in the rest of Europe, an urban mercantile elite became the chief consumers of art in the new Dutch Republic. This is a significant difference that shaped the type of paintings produced in the Netherlands. Dutch art was made primarily for ordinary homes and secular buildings, not palaces or churches, and the subject of paintings included portraits of modest husbands and wives, exquisite still-lifes, seascapes with battleships, tranquil domestic interiors, and raucous tavern scenes as well as didactic religious scenes.
OTHER PROGRAMS THIS WEEKEND
Friday, May 10
Music at the Frist
Contrarian Ensemble(Early music)
The delightful Contrarian Ensemble performs an eclectic variety of dance music from the 1300s to the present, including traditional tunes from the U.S., the British Isles and Europe, as well as original compositions. The group often performs reels, jigs, and waltzes for contra dances in the region. Dancing is welcome and encouraged!
Sunday, May 12
Jazz onthe Move: John Coltrane’s
“Blue Train” with Don Aliquo
Free.First come, first served
“Blue Train” is one of John Coltrane's most famous recordings. Made in 1957 during the Hard Bop period, it was only Coltrane's second album as a leader, and is the culmination of the first major period in Coltrane's career, just before thegroundbreaking Giant Steps.
Saxophonist and educator Don Aliquo will lead an all-star ensemble in performing music from this legendary album, and will discuss the music and where it fits in Coltrane's career.
This is the seventh season of the popular jazz performance and education series, Jazz onthe Move, presented in partnership with the acclaimed Nashville Jazz Workshop. Each installment features a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history. Presented by Nashville’s top jazz artist/educators, the series offers audiences world class music as well as an opportunity to learn more about jazz.
This year's series is again presented with generous support from the Frist Foundation.
The Nashville Jazz Workshop is a nonprofit organization supporting jazz musicians, jazz fans, and the jazz community through classes, public performances, and special events. For further information, contact the Nashville Jazz Workshop at 615-242-JAZZ (5299) or www.nashvillejazz.org.
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