Vive La France : Debussy, Faure & Ravel from Symphony Parnassus
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The last date listed for Symphony Parnassus' Vive La France was Sunday January 15, 2012 / 3:00pm.
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The Salkind International Piano Duo Festival presents a rare opportunity to experience the rich musical heritage of the Baltic region as it spotlights world-class artists in a series of concerts that capture the spirit of similar Russian and Eastern European festivals. The 2014 Salkind Festival showcases performances by distinguished American and international piano duos at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where you'll be transported on A Baltic Voyage with musical treasures from the countries that border the Baltic Sea -- Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany and Poland. The commission of a new work, Mirrors - Variations on a Traditional Swedish Dalecarlian Ballad for two pianos, by the distinguished Swedish composer Nils Lindberg, will be premiered on Friday, while a second commission of a new work for two pianos, Echoes of Tchaikovsky, by German composer Marcel Bergmann, will be premiered at the Saturday concert. Learn More
Symphony Parnassus, with music director Stephen Paulson, will celebrate the great 20th century French composers with two performances of its New Year’s concert program: Sunday, January 15th at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Sunday, January 22nd at the new Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center.
Symphony Parnassus will begin its program with Faure’s “Ballade for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 19”, followed by Ravel’s “Concerto for the Left Hand.” Both pieces will feature renowned pianist Helene Wickett, a leading authority on French music.
The Orchestra will continue its celebration of French composers with Debussy’s “Iberia”, from his “Images Pour Orchestre, No. 2”, which is a love letter to the composer’s beloved neighbor, Spain. Although Debussy only visited the country once, his study of the local art, songs and culture enabled him to capture in music the flavor of Spanish life. He did this with a mastery that was second to none, according to the leading Spanish composers of the time: de Falla and Albeniz.
The program’s French theme will also be represented in the concerts’ featured artwork, “Cappuccino with Friends”, by Michael Flohr, one of Southern California’s hottest young “urban” artists.
*Faure – Ballade for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 19
Ravel – Concerto for the Left Hand
Debussy – Images for Orchestra, No. 2, Iberia