This special musical evening at the Monterey Museum of Art–La Mirada, is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Jules Tavernier: Artist and Adventurer which is on view at the Museum's Pacific Street location, June 6th through October 20th, 2014.
French artist Jules Tavernier was a traveler, living in Paris as Impressionism emerged and poets like Verlaine and Rimbaud were making literary history. When Tavernier came to Monterey from San Francisco in 1875, he joined the local bohemian circle whose members included Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson wrote a set of poems that were later set to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, called "Songs of Travel."
The musical program will offer selections from "Songs of Travel", as well as art songs of the French Romantic era, performed by Peter Tuff, baritone, Katherine Edison, soprano and Simona Snitkovskaya, piano accompanist. The narrative will be done by David Gordon, author, educator, internationally known tenor and beloved raconteur.
The Museum offers limited on-site complimentary parking. Additional complimentary parking is located at Monterey Peninsula College, Parking Lot A. With limited street parking, please be considerate of our La Mirada neighbors and observe City of Monterey "No Parking Signs."
For more information about the concert, please feel free to call the Museum at 831.372.5477.