April 10 – May 3, 2015
Old Wicked Songs
By Jon Marans
Directed by Michael Chamberlin
Hoping to reconnect with his music and shatter the artistic block that’s plagued his career, Stephen Hoffman, an arrogant young American piano prodigy, ventures to Vienna and finds himself in the hands of a passionate master-teacher. It seems impossible that they will ever get along, much less work together. One is European, one American; one old-fashioned, the other modern; one passionate, the other technically precise; and finally, one a seeming anti-Semite, and the other a Jew. Only music—their one common bond—releases the burning emotions of the teacher and melts the frigidity of the student.
In the Art Gallery
James River Wetlands
Jane Hixson, a six-time national award winner, has been painting since the age of 5 and won her first art prize at 8. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America, holds a BFA degree from Syracuse University, and was selected to be an artist-in-residence in Bermuda. More of her work can be seen at The Shaggy Ram in Middleburg.
Gallery curator: Deborah Conn, firstname.lastname@example.org