March 18–19, 2017
December 20, 2016
Artwork due to FAME office
300 E. Main St., Fort Wayne
Sunday, March 19, 1:30 p.m.
Reception for the Fusion of Concert Colors
Grand Wayne Center, Jefferson A
Sunday, March 19, 3 p.m.
Slideshow of Fusion artwork
highlight of Celebration of Youth Concert – Grand Wayne Center
Fusion exhibit at
University of Saint Francis
John Weatherhead Gallery
Fusion exhibit at
First Presbyterian Art Gallery
300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne
FAME’s Fusion of Concert Colors promotes interdisciplinary arts understanding by encouraging students to draw connections between musical selections and the visual arts. FAME teachers guide students to create artwork as they listen to music from our current cultural arts focus. All northern Indiana elementary and middle FAME schools are invited to participate in this program.
Each year FAME partners with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic to select an orchestral work reflecting the year’s cultural focus. Students listen to this music and then create their own original artwork inspired by the music. The artwork is then displayed at the Auer Center for Art & Culture and one student’s artwork from each grade (K-9) is selected as the FAME artwork of the year and the artwork is used to promote the FAME Festival throughout the region. At the Fort Wayne FAME Festival, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestras perform the music that inspired the student’s art pieces and a giant slideshow displays all the selected art pieces behind the playing musicians. The honored students and families are guests at the FAME Festival Celebration of Youth Concert.
Participating schools must submit their student’s artwork by December 20, 2016, to the FAME office at 300 E. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802.
This year’s musical selections for Fusion are:
- Stars of Ice, Wheel of Moonlight Bright by Bliss Wiant
- The Brilliant Red Shandandan Flowers by Albert Wang
- Chinese March (Kwang Hsu) by Paul Lincke
- The General’s Order (Stairway of the Stars) arranged by Albert Wang
The following items make up the Fusion information package: