DEBUSSY& RAVEL’S BOLÉRO
FRI, MAY 4 – 8:00PM
SAT, MAY 5 – 8:00PM
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Manfred Honeck, conductor
Lise de la Salle, piano
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Andrew Ostrowski, lighting designer
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Boulanger: Psalm 130
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Maestro Honeck’s unique interpretation of Boléro includes artistic lighting design to stimulate your senses with a stunning complementary combination of light and sound. Plus, experience young French pianist Lise de la Salle making her PSO debut with the colorful Piano Concerto by Ravel.
Come early and stay late for these great pre- and post-concert events! (free to all ticket holders)
CONCERT PRELUDE: A Window into Parisian Salons with Mary E. Davis - 6:45 pm, on stage. The Parisian salon, a touchstone for French culture in the 18th and 19th centuries, continued to thrive in the 20th. Whether in the drawing room of a Right Bank mansion or the back room of a Left Bank bookstore, the city's artists and intellectuals–Debussy and Ravel among them–met to exchange ideas and make contacts with aristocratic patrons and influential members of the press. This talk by Mary E. Davis, Professor of Musicology at Case Western Reserve University, explores the legacy of these interactions, which can be traced not only in artistic works and musical compositions, but also in institutions and initiatives ranging from Diaghilev's Ballets Russes to the American School at Fontainebleau.
CINEMATHEQUE: La Passion Boléro directed by Michel Follin, France, 2007 - 6:45 pm, Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Rooms.Considered exasperating or captivating, hummed the world over in any number of arrangements, the most performed piece of classical music, Maurice Ravel’s Boléro, is part of us — in our genes, as Jean Echenoz, the author of Ravel, puts it in this film. POST-CONCERT: Fascinatin’ Rhythm: Gershwin Songs with Dave and Maureen Budway - Grand Lobby. Stay after the concert to enjoy Gershwin classics in the Grand Lobby with Pittsburgh jazz legends Maureen and Dave Budway.
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