French Forms & Fragments

Jan 28

2:00 PM

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Full of sumptuously hazy, heartfelt phrases, Ravel's String Quartet embodies his thoughtful, wandering style with added flair from Spanish dance influences. Debussy's String Quartet, quirky and twinkling, showcases the lush, atmospheric music that became Debussy’s trademark. Each quartet also includes a nocturne that typifies Impressionism in 19th-century French art, when creating mood was more important than communicating specific ideas. In celebration of Auguste Rodin's centennial, a postconcert gallery tour explores how his work departs from traditional sculpture.


Ravel String Quartet
Debussy String Quartet


Oakley Quartet
Rong-Yan Tang violin
Kozue Funakoshi violin
Diane Mues viola
Daniel Katz cello


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