Invitation to the Event

You are invited to a community art event inspired by Modest Mussorgsky’s musical tribute to his artist friend Viktor Hartmann. Reserve FREE premium tickets for this family event here and be eligible for a raffle gift. Online tickets available until November 4, 2016 4:00pm.

The Inspiration: The Russian composer Mussorgsky’s timeless masterpiece, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” was written in 1874 as a musical promenade through an exhibition of Hartmann’s artworks and as a testament to their deep friendship. Experience the power of community as we come together to share in the universal nature of both art and friendship on November 5 in Jenkins Auditorium, Malden, MA.

Award-winning and world class concert pianist Yelena Beriyeva will perform Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” with multi-media projections of visual art, a juried art show of local artists who have created works in response to the music, and tributes to friendship created by the public to be hung at the concert site and offered in an open-mic segment of the program.

Bring your own tribute to a friend or loved one. Your tribute can be on an 8.5 x 11 inch paper. It can be a drawing, painting, photo, quote, poem, or memory of someone special. Create it beforehand or make it on site. These contributions will be hung in the auditorium and later exhibited in Commerce Place.

An artbook of the local artists’ displayed works will be sold. Order your copy in advance and receive it on the concert day, autographed by Yelena Beriyeva. Go to to pre-order the book. Pre-orders can be made as of mid October. Sign up and stay informed.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. This event is free thanks to the generosity of our local sponsors.