‘Play’: Classical music, inspired by drawing

Marc Rosenthal has a way with line. Swirling or blunt, rough or refined, in children’s books or New Yorker illustrations — each mark is individual and expressive, as unique to the artist as a thumbprint or handwriting.

Christopher Stark, assistant professor of music in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, was inspired by Rosenthal’s work — so inspired that Stark set out to match his friend’s wit and rhythms in his own chosen medium.

The result is “Chamber Études,” a series of five short miniatures for flute, clarinet, French horn and piano. At 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21Chamber Project St. Louis will present the world premiere of “Chamber Études” in the Ballroom Theatre of Washington University’s 560 Music Center. 

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