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A musical spectrum of colors inspired by Virginia Jaramillo

Virginia Jaramillo's 'Quanta,' 2021.
JSP Art Photography
Courtesy of the artist and Hales, London and New York
Virginia Jaramillo's 'Quanta,' 2021.

Artist Virginia Jaramillo will have a retrospective art exhibit at the Kemper Museum of Art all summer long. The Kemper will also have a variety of special events, including two specially curated concerts by newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble on June 10 and July 15 to accompany her paintings. Explore music inspired by her artwork in the first of two episodes.

Sascha Groschang
Laurel Parks

by Tania León
Adam Kent - piano

Mirrors for Flute and Violoncello I
by Kaija Saariaho
Stephanie Winker - flute, Frank-Michael Guthmann - cello

Morning Passages
by Philip Glass
John Bradbury

Ye Tocuic Toxochiuh (Life Is a Dream)
by Lalo Schifrin
Lalo Schifrin and the Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus

This Midnight Hour
by Anna Clyne
Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Some Bright Morning
by Albert Brumley, arr. by Caroline Shaw
Sō Percussion and Caroline Shaw - hammond organ

Learn more about the Virginia Jaramillo: Principle of Equivalence and see previews of the artwork at

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