Ravel: The Attraction of Modernism, featuring Susan Waterfall
Monday, July 24, 3:00 PM PDT$15 – $30
Susan Waterfall will play Sonatine. Sylvie Jensen, soprano, will be joined by Daniel Lockert on piano for Deux melodies hébraïques. A small group of string and woodwind players will perform the chamber piece, Introduction et Allegro. On Chansons Madécasses, Sylvie Jensen, soprano, will be joined by Mindy Rosenfeld, flute; Stephen Harrison, cello; and Daniel Lockert, piano. In closing, Carolyn Steinbuck, piano, and Jeremy Preston, violin, will play the Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major.
2023 Featured Composer: Maurice Ravel
For 2023, Susan Waterfall’s composer series will feature the innovative and influential Maurice Ravel. Immerse yourself in his world and his music, and understand how his music evolved over his lifetime with narrated chamber recitals featuring exciting guest artists, and various other settings of Ravel’s work across the Festival.
Waterfall’s productions always present exciting, absorbing playing of great music, but are also rare, distinctive examples of what can be called music education, though they’re more conversational, truly a sharing of perspective, interest, anecdote. There’s a sense of immediacy to her delivery, weaving in and out of the playing, an intimately conceived present awareness of this heritage. It’s something unique that needs to be experienced.” -Ken Bullock, Berkeley Daily Planet