Debussy La mer & Ravel La valse

June 1-6, 2023


David Afkham conducts landmarks of early 20th-century French music, including Debussy’s La mer, a shimmering depiction of the sea and its many moods, and Ravel’s La valse, in which a misty waltz morphs into a delirious portrait of a vanished age. Turning to Russia, Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman takes on Shostakovich’s alternately biting and poignant First Violin Concerto.

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Menuet antique


Violin Concerto No. 1

Valentin Silvestrov

Serenade [Jun 2, 3 & 6 Encore]
Vadim Gluzman violin


La mer


La valse


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