French Soiree

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Date(s) - 24 Jan 2016 until 24 Jan 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Vernon Performing Arts Centre


Inspired by the intense creativity of Paris, we perform music imbued by poetry, love and jazz. Debussy’s symphonic poem Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun captures the sultry poetry of Mallarme showing off our principal flute, Christine Moore. With it’s syncopated rhythm, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G incorporates the tremendous influence of jazz on Paris of the 1920’s.

In his L’Arlesienne Suite (the girl from Arles), Georges Bizet was inspired by teh folk songs and dances of his native France, most famously, the rousing Forandole. This evocative music will have us all humming, tapping toes and falling in love with that “je ne sais quoi.”

Featuring: Angela Cheng, piano

Claude Debussy, Prelude a “L’apres-midi d’un faune”
Gabriel Faure, Pavane, op. 50
Maurice Ravel, Piano Concerto in G. major
Georges Bizet, L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2

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