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Debussy and Ravel

Friday, February 14 — Sunday, February 16

Friday, February 14 — Sunday, February 16
Orchestra Hall
2 hours

It’s a pairing as natural as wine and cheese: contemporaries Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. In this program Debussy’s La mer demonstrates that the Impressionist movement was not limited to paintings; his soft musical brushstrokes create sketches of the sea. Meanwhile, Ravel’s popular “Left Hand” Concerto—written for a World War I veteran who lost his right arm—shows off its moody, jazz-inspired rhythm and harmonies.

Program

Stravinsky
Symphony in Three Movements
RAVEL
Piano Concerto for Left Hand
Poulenc
Les animaux modèles
DEBUSSY
La mer
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Artists

  • Artwork for Thomas Søndergård

    Thomas Søndergård

    conductor

  • Artwork for Bertrand Chamayou

    Bertrand Chamayou

    piano

Thomas Søndergård

conductor

Bertrand Chamayou

piano

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