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July 2020

$15 – $30

Debussy: His Life and Times

Tue, July 21, 2:30 PM

Multimedia Lecture by Susan Waterfall Images by Mina Cohen Claude Debussy (1862-1918) reinvented the language of music for the 20th century. European wealth and technological advances had brought art from all over the world to Paris, a city with a fanatical desire to be entertained. With his phenomenal ear and prodigious technique, Debussy explored harmonies and musical forms that delighted the Parisians. About his iconoclastic music, Debussy told a friend, “There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure…

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Debussy: Moonlight, Satyrs and Courtesans

Thu, July 23, 2:30 PM

Early Debussy will be on the program as Marnie Breckenridge sings and Keisuke Nakagoshi plays four versions of “Clare de Lune” as well as Trois Chansons de Bilitis. Susan Waterfall and Daniel Lockert will perform Six Èpigraphes Antiques. After a piano visit to L’Isle Joyeuse and the Children’s Corner, Mindy Rosenfeld, Elizabeth Prior, and Anna Maria Mendieta will perform the Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp.

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Debussy: The Dancehall, War, and Classicism

Sat, July 25, 2:30 PM

This varied concert of Debussy’s later works will range from a rhapsody for clarinet and piano, with Peter Josheff and Susan Waterfall, to dancehall music, etudes, and a two-piano suite with Susan and Carolyn Steinbuck. Soprano Kindra Scharich and pianist Jeff LaDuer will perform some of Debussy’s most moving last songs. Fittingly, the concert will culminate with the final piece Debussy wrote, his Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, with Hrabba Atladottir and Miles Graber.

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