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Performed by Carl Larson, viola


"Wall Flowers," by composer Cristina Spinei, is a micro-suite for solo viola inspired by custom wallcoverings by the art and design studio New Hat. Watch the premiere performance with violist Carl Larson, learn more about the work, and get to know Carl and Cristina before engaging in some fun activities like designing your own wallpaper, finding inspiration and a listening matching game.

New Hat Designs
Conversation with Cristina
Conversation with Carl
Educational Materials
Create and Make: Design Your Own Wallpaper

Wallpaper is made of patterns that repeat and are assembled
together to decorate a space. Music scores also have repeating patterns and motifs.

Dig Deeper: Compositional Process

Each composer is unique and has their own process and inspirations. Carl Larson, Violist, says that a benefit of performing a piece by a living composer is that you can ask them about their composition and inspirations.

Listen: Listen and See

Discover the source of inspiration for the music by following the
composition process in reverse.


Activities program

Wall Flowers matching cards

Score to Wall Flowers

Program Sponsors

Amphion Foundation
Tennessee Arts Commission
Metro Arts Nashville
The Alice M. Ditson Fund
Women's Philharmonic Advocacy
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