As part of its holistic approach to the arts (“In Art We Trust,” its tagline), the informal classical music showcase, Classical Underground, now in its sixth season, features the work of visual artists. November’s concert highlights a neo-realist painting that resonates — much as we wish it didn’t.
The work, Among The Ruins by New York-based painter Adam Miller, smarts with its relevance. Hearkening the realist and mannerist traditions, it portrays a post-apocalyptic world — a harbinger of a new reality that in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy we seem to be entering.
Also providing something of a respite from the pre-Election Day chatter, the bohemian arts salon offers a wonderful line-up of chamber music. There’s a strong component of Mozart, but Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and George Enescu also figure in the evening. Tickets are reasonable and the musical grab-bag, as well as the pot-luck grazing, is always stimulating.
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