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California Symphony will be playing the Ukrainian National Anthem

March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

44$ – 74$

The California Symphony is dedicating their concert series to Ukraine relief. They will be playing the Ukrainian National Anthem at the start of each show and collecting donations for Nova Ukraine.

French Impressions

French Impressions

Vive la differénce! Music with French connections both old and new

What’s Interesting About This Program

  • Three Studies after Couperin by British composer Thomas Adès is an ingenious arrangement of three harpsichord pieces by the French Baroque master, François Couperin.
  • World Premiere: California Symphony Young American Composer-in-Residence Katherine Balch (2017-2020) hand selected the three voices for this work, which is based on Les Illuminations by French poet Rimbaud. Balch’s narrative intertwines the original French words with the English translation.
  • Often categorized as “impressionist composers”, Debussy and Ravel were the two most important and influential French composers of the early 20th century. Nostalgic and fantastical, Ma mère I’Oye (Mother Goose) is Ravel’s charming musical homage to scenes from fairy tales including Sleeping BeautyTom Thumb, and the Enchanted Garden.

Patrons must be fully vaccinated and masks are required. For details, please visit www.californiasymphony.org/COVIDsafety Thank you for your cooperation!

The Program

Thomas AdèsThree Studies from Couperin

BalchIlluminate (World Premiere)

DebussyDanse (orch. Ravel)

RavelMa Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)

 

FEATURED ARTISTS

Music Director, Donato CabreraKatherine Balch,Kelly Guerra, mezzo-sopranoMolly Netter, soprano

Alexandra Smither, soprano

 

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Details

Date:
March 27
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
44$ – 74$
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.californiasymphony.org/shows/french-impressions/

Organizer

California Symphony
Phone:
(925) 280-2490
Email:
info@californiasymphony.org
Website:
http://www.californiasymphony.org/

Venue

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States
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Phone:
(925) 943-7469
Website:
lesherartscenter.org