Live multimedia performances for orchestras
Symphonic photochoreography is a performance art that blends evocative panoramic photography with live classical music. It has been programmed for masterworks, pops, chamber and festival concerts by over 175 orchestras of all sizes.
How it works
Explore our repertoire of concert pieces online. Many have multiple music options and all have hundreds of images.
Contact us to talk about programming ideas, answer questions, get a quote and reserve concert dates.
Once we’re ready to collaborate, we’ll send over plenty of marketing materials and go over all the production details.
We travel to your city, set up our equipment with your stage crew, and cue our concert pieces live to your orchestra's performance.
Artist & Creative Director
Nicholas Bardonnay is a photographer, multimedia artist, and the Creative Director & CEO at Westwater Arts. His photography has been exhibited in galleries in London, Los Angeles, Portland and Hong Kong, among others. Since 2009, Nicholas has worked on more than 70 concerts with orchestras in Dallas, Cincinnati, Tucson, Boulder, Omaha, Glasgow, Liverpool, Singapore, Toronto and many other cities. His latest projects are Mágico and National Park Suite, which celebrate Mexico’s vibrant culture and the 2016 National Park Service centennial.
Featured concert pieces National Park Suite
Featured concert pieces Sagaland
Featured concert pieces No Man's Land
Featured concert pieces Grand Canyon Country
Featured concert pieces Pacifica
What others are saying
A masterpiece! Far surpasses anything else of its kind I have encountered.Christopher Wilkins, Music Director
Akron Symphony & Boston Landmarks Orchestra
The photography was spectacular.Los Angeles Times
The most astonishing visuals I have ever seen with orchestras.Jennifer Higdon
I wish we could do this for every concert!Elizabeth Brown, Executive Director
Lima Symphony Orchestra
The music and the images became one … it was a wonderful experience for my wife and me.Bill Rand
Concertgoer in Canton, Ohio
There's no better integration of images and sound.Daniel Hege, Music Director
... the audience clearly loved it.Maine Sunday Telegram
Wonderful ... touching ... very musical.Gil Shaham
I noticed probably a 60% increase in faces 30 to 55 years of age.Barry Horn, former Executive Director
Valley Symphony Orchestra & Chorale
You nailed it with the music!Molly Clark
Concertgoer in Birmingham, Alabama
Splendid ... breathtakingly beautiful ... performed with technical excellence.Cleveland Plain Dealer
Wow! The power of music and photography! We left the concert hall enriched!Concertgoer in Portland, Maine
One of the most stunning depictions of nature you will ever see.George Hanson, Music Director
Tucson Symphony Orchestra & Sunriver Music Festival
Photochoreography qualifies as music for the eyes.Grand Rapids Press
This is the best concert I've ever seen!Dorothy Parris
Concertgoer in Phoenix, Arizona
I was deeply moved by the performance ... it uplifted my spirit. I felt surrounded by beauty on a level that surpassed the senses.Pepe Romero, Guitarist
The images magnified the music.Washington Post
Our second best ticket draw of all time (the first was Beethoven's Ninth Symphony).Robert Birman, former Executive Director
Santa Barbara Symphony
Masterfully constructed … arresting.Clevelandclassical.com
The music, as always, was just spectacular and the narration and imagery made this truly a night to remember.Paul
Concertgoer in Phoenix, Arizona
The merging of sound and image was exquisite.The Charlotte Observer
New piece choreographed to music by Beethoven, Copland and Dvořák showcases America at its best and most beautiful with dozens of breathtaking national parks and monuments from across the country.read more
Following a year of intensive photography across Mexico, Nicholas is now choreographing a new concert piece titled "Mágico" to some exciting Latin-inspired music. Get ready for the Mexico you never knew existed...read more
The Phoenix Symphony will be programming three photochoreography pieces: "The Eternal Struggle," "No Man’s Land," and "Citizen Soldier"—the first time all three have been performed together.read more
For their 70th season finale, the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra will premiere two new concert pieces from Westwater Arts. One is a community piece titled "North of Ordinary" that uses submitted photographs from all over Alaska. The second is "Sagaland," a portrayal of Iceland's stunning Nordic landscapes.read more