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Daphnis and Chloe

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Orchestra Hall
Thursday, February 8, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Friday, February 9, 2018 – 10:45 AM
This program will be live webcast Friday, February 9
at 10:45 am EST (GMT-5) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

The DSO’s French Festival opens with a program dedicated to the music of Maurice Ravel. Influenced by jazz, traditional French composers along with his contemporaries, and greats from Mozart to Chopin, Ravel was a master orchestrator. He meticulously crafted color and movement in his music, which often seems to float out of a storybook, such as the tale of Daphnis seeking help from the god Pan to rescue his beloved Chloe from the hands of pirates.

Artists
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

Program
RAVEL, Menuet antique
RAVEL, Pavane for a Dead Princess
RAVEL, Piano Concerto in G
RAVEL, Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
RAVEL, Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

ConcerTalk 2/8 at 6:30 PM: Get the most out of each Classical concert with informal presentations in Orchestra Hall one hour before the performance begins. Enjoy special guests, lectures, or performances that illuminate the program and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art of making music! In this iteration, Steven Whiting, French Festival Scholar-in-Residence and University of Michigan Professor of Musicology, will speak about the program.