H&H initiated a partnership with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2012 in relation to H&H’s performances of Bach St. Matthew Passion. Through this partnership, H&H and MassArt explore the impact of multidisciplinary learning; demonstrate the ways in which a performing arts organization can engage a cross-section of its community, including students, educators, concertgoers, and the global internet community; and test the public’s conceptions of the arts.
Juniors in the Illustration department were given the opportunity to hear the music of Beethoven Symphony No. 7 and react to it by creating visual art. After participating in a jury process, ten students' works will be selected to be on display throughout hall on March 15 and March 17.
Under the instruction of three MassArt faculty members, 53 students in the Illustration department created works of visual art inspired by the Passion. H&H and MassArt faculty chose 10 works to display at Symphony Hall during H&H’s performances of the Passion on March 30 and April 1, 2012.
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