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Creo, Old Dominion University's new music ensemble, will feature a collaboration between Virginia painter Alexander Anufriev and composer Petros Ovsepyan as part of a multimedia F. Ludwig Diehn Concert at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 11-12, at the University Gallery. There a lecture will precede both concerts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. The University Gallery is located at 350 W. 21st in Norfolk.

Although composers and artists frequently use each others work as a source of inspiration, they rarely collaborate to compose a work that is both musical and visual. Working together closely on a concept, Ovsepyan and Anufriev created an interdependent work incorporating detailed composition and improvisation that can be experienced only in performance. The end result is musicians performing the composers' composition in concert with the artist recreating the composition of the visual piece.

In addition to the collaborative work by Ovsepyan and Anufriev, Creo will perform Mauricio Kagel's "Pas de Cinque" for five actors or percussionists; Alicia Terzian's "Santiniketan" for flute, dancer and narrator, inspired by the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore; Christian Wolff's "For One, Two or Three People," with improvised dance by Shannon Acuff and Beverly Duane; Judith Shatin's "Grito del Corazón,"for clarinet and DVD based on Goya's Black Paintings; and Reynold Weidenaar's "Swing Bridge" for Clarinet and DVD.

This concert, part of the F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series is supported by grants from the Diehn Fund of the Norfolk Foundation and from the Virginia Commission on the Arts. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for Old Dominion faculty and staff, senior citizens and non-ODU students; and $5 ODU students with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased at the Arts and Letters Box Office in the atrium of the Diehn Center, located on the corner of 49th Street and Elkhorn Avenue, or by calling 683-5305 or at the door prior to the event.

This article was posted on: April 8, 2005

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