Sonic Imagery – A Visual Concerto

Celebrate the life, land, and culture of central New England.

The Vista Philharmonic Orchestra will commemorate this historic season with an all new visual concerto commissioned from Westwater Arts on April 22, 2023. This special piece will set selected photographs you submit to the music of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 on a 440-square foot screen above the orchestra. Westwater Arts uses stunning and sophisticated photo-choreography to add new depth to the music, and celebrates the unique colors and textures of place.

Please submit your photos!

We need your photos to make this dream come true. Whether you’re an amateur or a professional, if you have pictures that capture the heart of Groton, Nashoba Valley, and central New England, we want to see our home through your eyes. Photos of historic centers, scenic vistas, sparkling rivers, local wildlife, rolling landscapes, iconic spaces, recreational activities, community events, and the people who make our lives special are all welcome for this exciting new blend of music and art.

The deadline for submission of images is February 3, 2023 at midnight.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Photo Release must be submitted with uploads
  • Color images, horizontal orientation preferred
  • JPEG or TIFF file format
  • Minimum resolution of 3,300 x 2,200 pixels
  • Smartphone, scans, and DSLR photos all welcome
  • No watermarks on photos
  • Format for image file names: FirstName_LastName_YourTown_Photo#

How to Submit Your Photos

STEP 1: Sign our electronic photo release. Photographers retain sole ownership and unrestricted use of all photographs submitted. The release allows for the limited use of your images for this project. 

STEP 2: Use this link to upload your images. You may upload as many images as you’d like. You must use the following image name format: FirstName_LastName_YourTown_Photo#

You will receive a confirmation that your images have been received. If there are any questions, we will email you at the address you provide. Please note that although we aim to use a wide variety of photos from all of the submissions, we cannot guarantee your image(s) will be used in this project. Creative direction for this project is managed by Westwater Arts.

Join us April 22, 2023 for Sonic Imagery

Tickets are on sale now for this exciting celebration of our community. Please consider submitting your photos and joining us for the show to see everything this amazing place has to offer!

Westwater Arts

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 joining Westwater Arts in 2009, Nicholas has worked on more than 120 concerts with orchestras in cities across the U.S. as well as Scotland, England, Singapore, Canada, Poland, and Germany. His latest projects are MágicoNational Park Suite and Visions, which respectively celebrate Mexico’s vibrant culture, the legacy of the National Park Service, and America’s First Peoples.