The Flowers of War: Remembering the Lost Voices of World War I by Chris Latham

Ron Cerebona writes in the Canberra Times on 14 September,

"The Flowers of War: Remembering the Lost Voices of World War I. 2017 subscription series.

"As part of the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War, composer and performer Christopher Latham has assembled a series of four concerts combining appropriately themed music and art at some of the national institutions in Canberra.

"The logo of a red poppy, white daisy and blue cornflower is intended to symbolise the bonds between Australia and France and the enormous cultural losses to these nations and to all the countries involved. Much of the music is by composers who served in the war, and some of them did not live to see it end.

"On September 29 at 7.30pm and 30 at 2pm at the James O Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia, the first concert will be Monet's Flowers of War. It will feature projections of Claude Monet's final World War I paintings, his water lilies series, completed as cataracts were sending him blind and, Latham says, representing the last flowering of French impressionism.

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