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Calendar Pick: Art & Music in the Life of Steffen Thomas

The 22nd annual Madison Chamber Music Festival is hosting a performance honoring the life of Steffen Thomas, a German-born artist and poet who relocated to Atlanta in 1930 and spent the rest of his life creating sculptures and Expressionist artworks. The program will include songs from Robert Schumann, whose compositions are heavily referenced in Thomas’ art, particularly “Eight Songs of Robert Schumann,” a poured bronze sculpture that will be on display during the performance. The rest of the program will feature songs from the soundtrack of Jesse Freeman’s Steffen Thomas: Rock & Chisel, a recent documentary made about Thomas’ life and work. The eight-song documentary soundtrack was composed by David Kirkland Garner using the specific Schumann pieces referenced in Thomas’ sculpture as a foundation and features a cellist, pianist and two vocalists.

WHO: Art & Music in the Life of Steffen Thomas
WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art