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Richardson, TX – The Richardson Symphony Orchestra seeks photographs of Richardson to feature in a performance on November 4, 2023. From our parks, cityscapes and people to our festivals, nightlife and sports, the images should highlight what makes Richardson a special place to live and visit.

The submissions will become part of a commissioned work by Nicholas Bardonnay, a multimedia artist of the Los Angeles-based production company Westwater Arts. Bardonnay creates symphonic photochoreography, which blends evocative panoramic photography with live classical music for a seamlessly choreographed visual and sound experience. Using multiple digital projectors, Bardonnay live-cues these “visual concertos” and projects the images onto a 440-square-foot screen flown above the performing orchestra.

Titled “Richardson: Then and Now,” this visual concerto will have two sections, one showcasing Richardson of the past through historic archival images, and the second, Richardson of the present, with the help of the community’s beautiful submitted photos!

Each photographer may submit as many images as they’d like at the soon-to-be-live  richardsonsymphony.org/contest.asp. Additional specifications for the photos will be listed on our website. The deadline for photo submissions is Sunday, August 20, 2023. 

The Richardson Symphony Orchestra will present the new visual concerto during the “American Landscapes” concert on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. In addition to “Richardson: Then and Now,” set to the music of Christopher Farrell’s “Continuum Performance,” the evening will feature Bernstein’s Overture to Candide; Copland’s Lincoln Portrait; Dvorák’s “Largo” from Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 “From the New World” and Copland’s Four Dances from Rodeo.

Subscriptions available now through the Eisemann Center Ticket Office, 972-744-4650. Single tickets available August 1, 2023.

Season sponsors include: Ruth Ann Marmion Charitable Fund, City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission, Lennox International, National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Frost Bank, Bank of Texas, Dorian Bahr. Media sponsors include WRR 101.1 fm and “Community Impact."

 

CONTACT:

Laurie Garvie

Executive Director

lgarvie@richardsonsymphony.org

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