Symphoria plays in Everson


Bradley Ethington .

SYRACUSE — Symphoria will present an evening of music in collaboration with the Everson Museum of Art’s American Moderns 1910-1960; From O’Keefe to Rockwell exhibit at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets for the event are $85, and are available at the OnCenter box office, online at ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 435-2121.

Attendees will be invited to rotate through performances and view the exhibition.

The Symphoria Percussion Ensemble and String Quartet performances will focus on music composed between 1910 and 1960, including Barber, Bernstein, Gershwin, Joplin, and others. Bradley Ethington will also lead the orchestra in a performance of Charles Ives Unanswered Question.

Ethington is professor of music and director of bands at Syracuse University Setnor School of Music. After earning degrees in music and biochemistry, Ethington earned a doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin, where he served as conductor of the University Chamber Orchestra and assistant conductor of the University Wind Ensemble. Ethington has also published articles on the music of Mozart and Ives.

Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, the American Moderns exhibit explores a wide variety of American art from the first half of the twentieth century. The exhibition consists of 53 paintings and four sculptures by such prominent artists as Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Milton Avery, Stuart Davis and Arthur Dove.

"We are very excited to offer a new concert experience, and are looking forward to building a strong relationship with the Everson Museum," said Jon Garland, who is a musician in the orchestra.

After the performance, attendees are invited to mingle with the performers at "a grand reception" in the sculpture court.