Gallery - Kingston Symphony Orchestra Special Exhibit 2017

The Beethoven

The Beethoven


45x21" quilted fabric panel


Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 ‘Pastoral’

This Beethoven piece was the most complex of three panels I created for the special performance of the Kingston Symphony Orchestra in March 2017. Although I incorporated elements of the movements, like a walk by a stream, a storm, birds, and a reference to folk art to represent a peasant dance, I was more interested in the smoother cadence and feeling of the performance, the melodic swings and eddies. The sounds were less emotional than the previous two pieces, so I used a more sophisticated colour palette.