An interesting aspect of historical research into the music of the 17th century is to discover who was influenced by whom, how music traveled, and how music relates to other art forms. There are many parallels between the works of the brothers Le Nain, and the music of Lully, Charpentier, and others who pervaded the stages of the time.
To celebrate the opening of the special exhibition, Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia, the Legion of Honor hosts an afternoon program featuring a scholarly lecture, live chamber music, art-making activities for all ages, and more.
Claudio Santome completed training as music teacher in Buenos Aires with a masters from the Teatro Colón where he also sung Giuseppe Verdi's Aida. After emigrating to the US in 1997, he performed Ariel Ramirez's Misa Criolla in California, Michigan, Switzerland, Italy, and Argentina. He specializes in Belcanto repertoire singing from Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini. In the symphonic repertoire, he sung Carmina Burana, as tenor and baritone, Gustav Mahler's Ruckert and Des Knaben Wunderhorn.
To celebrate the opening of special exhibition Sublime Beauty: Raphael's Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, the Legion of Honor hosts an afternoon program featuring a scholarly lecture, Italian opera, art-making activities for all ages, and more.
Schedule of Events
12–1:30 pm, Gallery 10
Italian Opera by Claudio Santome
The Legion of Honor’s Skinner Organ is a spectacular musical instrument created by one of America's most distinguished organ builders. View extraordinary art as you listen to a free concert, held every Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm. Concerts last about an hour, are informal, and include the opportunity to ask questions of the organist.
Jonathan Dimmock, the principal organist of the Legion of Honor, maintains the weekly roster of both local and international performers.