Word, Image, Music

Friday, 28 October 2005 - 8:00pm

Van Pelt Auditorium, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Word, Image, Music

Special Cabaret Performance at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Marc-André Hamelin


Jody Karin Applebaum


The power of the written word to inspire vivid imagery is undeniable, whether in the mind or in a tangible medium such as music and visual art. In this performance specially arranged in association with the Penn Humanities Forum on Word & Image and the Philadelphia Museum of Art's exhibition of Edvard Munch's Mermaid, soprano Jody Karin Applebaum and pianist Marc-André Hamelin explore music-literature-painting connections in works by Ives, Ornstein, Weill, Schumann, Schubert, Satie, and others.

The Penn Humanities Forum is pleased to again host—this year in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art—soprano Jody Karin Applebaum and piano virtuoso Marc-André Hamelin, who in October 2004 produced a special, one-night only performance on the Music of Sleep and Dreams.


Le Verger  (LeMaire), Léon Xanrof
Toutou  (Bruant) , Charles Cuvillier
La Diva de l’Empire  (Bonnaud, Blès) , Erik Satie
Complainte de la Seine (Magre) , Kurt Weill
Dame in Weiß, Friedrich Hollaender
In der Nacht, op. 12, no. 5, Robert Schumann
Twilight  (Tyutchev), Nikolai Medtner
Il Vole  (Apollinaire), Francis Poulenc
Gretchen am Spinnrade  (Goethe), Franz Schubert
Love Went A-Riding  (Coleridge), Frank Bridge


Stripsody, Cathy Berberian
Suicide in an Airplane, Leo Ornstein
Down East, Charles Ives
Circus Band, Charles Ives
O Close the Curtain (Weinstein), William Bolcom
Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise, William Bolcom
Christopher Robin (A.A. Milne), Bruce Montgomery
The Twelve Days After Christmas, Frederick Silver


Image used with permission. At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1890. Oil on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Henry P. McIlhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, 1986.

Tickets: $20; PMA members $16; students $10.
Call the PMA to order: 215.235.7469 or purchase at the museum. Phone orders: $3.00 handling charge; $2.50 PMA members. Seating is unreserved and does not include museum admission.