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La mer, Debussy
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0:00 - Stravinsky Violin Concerto

9:03 - Debussy La mer

Debussy La mer

7:30 PM
Sibelius, Stravinsky, Adès, Debussy
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A major landmark of twentieth-century music, Debussy’s portrait of the sea in all its moods, from mist-shrouded dawn to the fury of a storm, inspired many other composers, including Sibelius’s brilliant, eerie music to The Tempest. Stravinsky’s playful Violin Concerto, featuring magnetic violinist Leila Josefowicz, and Adès’s brooding and magical ...but all shall be well are illuminating companions to these atmospheric works.

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  • Sibelius Suite No. 1 The Tempest
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Adès ...but all shall be well
  • Debussy La mer

Additional Dates for this Performance


Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversations with Gerard McBurney.
30 minute run-time.

Sat., October 19, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Tues., October 22, 6:30 p.m. Grainger Ballroom


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