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Dances & Nocturnes

Artists

Fabien Gabel, conductor

Nicolas Altstaedt, cello

Program

Franck , Le Chausseur Maudit

Dutilleux , Tout un monde lointain

Debussy , Nocturnes

Ravel , La Valse


French artists were masters in capturing the essence of a subject through suggestion and atmosphere—a trait not only found in visual arts and literature, but also through the music of French composers. The music of Franck, Debussy, Ravel, and Dutilleux conjures visions of distant worlds, the spirit of the hunt, the playfulness of natural light, and the soul of the dance in a program spanning a century of French impressionism.

ConcerTalk 4/28 at 7 PM & 4/29 at 2 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, Elizabeth McLain, PhD candidate in musicology at the University of Michigan, will speak about the program.

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Schedule

  • April 29 - 3:00 PM

    Dances & Nocturnes

    Artists

    Fabien Gabel, conductor
    Nicolas Altstaedt, cello

    Program

    Franck Le Chausseur Maudit
    Dutilleux Tout un monde lointain
    Debussy Nocturnes
    Ravel La Valse

  • May 5 - 8:00 PM

    Beethoven's Third Concerto

    Artists

    John Storgårds, conductor
    Louis Lortie, piano

    Program

  • May 26 - 8:00 PM

    Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Jennifer Koh, violin

    Program

    Roshanne Etezady World Premiere: Diamond Rain
    Chris Cerrone Violin Concerto (World Premiere)
    Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6

  • June 1 - 10:45 AM

    Rite of Spring

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Seong-Jin Cho, piano

    Program

  • June 10 - 3:00 PM

    Puccini's Turandot

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Othalie Graham, soprano
    Jonathan Burton, tenor
    Guanqun Yu, soprano
    Hao Jiang Tian, bass

    Program

    Puccini Turandot