Debussy La mer & Ravel La valse
Jun 1 - Jun 6, 2023
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Overview

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.

Ticket holders are invited to a free preconcert conversation featuring Derek Matson in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets required.

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Price Range
    $45-$250
  • Length
    2 hours
  • Preconcert Conversation
    with Derek Matson
Schedule
Thursday, June 1, 2023
7:30 PM
Friday, June 2, 2023
1:30 PM
Saturday, June 3, 2023
8:00 PM
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
7:30 PM
Program
Ravel

Menuet antique

Shostakovich

Violin Concerto No. 1

Debussy

La mer

Ravel

La valse

Performers
Conductor
Vadim Gluzman
Violin
Sponsors

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