Queens Symphony Orchestra combines animation and music

Micah Chambers-Goldberg's animated film, "Who Stole the Mona Lisa?" will be shown this weekend accompanied by music from the Queens Symphony Orchestra. Photo courtesy QSO

Micah Chambers-Goldberg’s animated film, “Who Stole the Mona Lisa?” will be shown this weekend accompanied by music from the Queens Symphony Orchestra. Photo courtesy QSO

We have to admit we hadn’t heard this one before, but apparently some people believe Pablo Picasso was involved in stealing the “Mona Lisa” from the Louvre.

At least that was the buzz at Parisian salons after the painting was taken on Aug. 21, 1911.

Turns out the main suspect, a Belgian named Honoré Joseph Géry Pieret often stayed with his friend Apollinaire, the poet, when he visited Paris. Apollinaire just happened to be friends with Piscasso.

Fact or fiction, it serves as the basis for Micah Chambers-Goldberg’s animated film, “Who Stole the Mona Lisa?”

The whimsical movie has its New York debut this coming weekend when it plays the LeFrak Concert Hall at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 3 pm.

The Queens Symphony Orchestra provides the film’s soundtrack with its live accompanying performance of Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” suite.

This is the first in a series of concerts aimed at family audiences the QSO has on tap for the season.

For tickets to this or any of the family concerts, check out Kupferberg’s website.

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One thought on “Queens Symphony Orchestra combines animation and music

  1. Thank you for sharing! Our upcoming Holiday Family Concert is on December 15th and we would love to invite you to our press event! Please email press(at)queenssymphony(dot)org . Thanks again!

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