From classical music to modern art to delicious food, Beethoven 250: Wine and Art combines different forms of art into a celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. The virtual event, a part of violinist Jeff Yang’s artistic project, In the Realm of Senses, aims to provide an engaging artistic experience for all the senses.
Visual and auditory art meet in the grand finale of Beethoven 250. During the performance of Beethoven’s String Quartet Op.95 “Serioso”, we watch as a visual artist, whose studio is the site of the event, creates a brand-new masterpiece. The artist moves in time with the music, seeming to dance, and the swish of his tool smudging lines becomes a part of the music. He adds color, blending it to create abstract tones, then adds the final touch: a black outline around Beethoven’s face. The music accelerates, then cuts off in an emphatic, final chord. Together, artists and musicians turn to admire the final piece, a product of their arts combined.