Soprano Alina Kirshon-Goldman to Performs “A Musical Grand Tour” December 9
This Must Be the Place: The Art of Landscape Open from 6 to 7 p.m.
Winchester, VA 12/06/16…The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) is celebrating a new exhibition of landscape paintings by offering nighttime access to its galleries from 6 to 7 p.m. and presenting a performance of opera from 7 to 8 p.m. this Friday, December 9.
Opened on November 19 in the MSV Founders Gallery, This Must Be the Place: The Art of Landscape examines nearly 300 years of landscape art and illustrates locations in England, Europe, and the Americas with the display of more than 35 works drawn from the collection of MSV benefactor Julian Wood Glass Jr.
This Friday’s event will be highlighted by rare evening access to the exhibition and a performance by soprano Alina Kirshon-Goldman inspired by the locations featured in This Must Be the Place. In a program titled “A Musical Grand Tour” and accompanied by pianist Matthew Davidson Booth, Goldman will perform works by Giacomo Puccini, Léo Delibes, Jules Massenet, and other famous opera composers. An accomplished performer, Alina Kirshon-Goldman has participated in international festivals and competitions in Austria, the Czech Republic, Israel, and the United States. She was awarded a doctoral degree in voice performance from Shenandoah Conservatory in 2016, and received the Dean’s scholarship award for her research in the field in Israeli art song.
Attendees may tour This Must Be the Place from 6 to 7 p.m.; the music will begin at 7 p.m. in the Reception Hall. Registration is free to MSV Members and Shenandoah University students and faculty. Admission for all others—which includes exhibition admission and the musical performance—is $10. Seating is limited and those interested in attending are encouraged to pre-register on www.theMSV.org or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 240.
A regional cultural center, the MSV is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV includes galleries, the Glen Burnie House, and seven acres of gardens. The galleries and exhibitions are open year-round; the house and gardens are open April through December. Admission is $10 or $8 for seniors and youth ages 13 to 18. General admission is always free to youth ages 12 and under and to MSV Members. More information is available at www.theMSV.org or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235. –END–
About This Must Be the Place: The Art of Landscape:
On view in the MSV Founders Gallery through July 1, 2018, This Must Be the Place examines nearly 300 years of landscape . Works in the exhibition are drawn from the collection of MSV benefactor Julian Wood Glass Jr. (1910–1992). Highlights include paintings and drawings by distinguished artists such as Francesco Guardi (Italian, 1712–1793), Thomas Gainsborough (English, 1727–1788), Thomas Doughty (American, 1793–1856), Jean-Baptiste-Camile Corot (French, 1796–1875), John Frederick Kensett (American, 1816–1872), and James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, worked in Europe, 1834–1903). Works in the exhibition are presented in six sections: idealized images recalling the ancient world, ocean views and seascapes, the natural landscape and cities of Italy, the French countryside, the English landscape, and the American landscape. This Must Be the Place was made possible with the support of the Museum’s lead donors, the MSV Compass Society.