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June 16, 2012 Debussy II: Sketches, Prints & Screens

Chelsea Music Festival

Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

June 16, 2012 Debussy II: Sketches, Prints & Screens

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General Admission
June 16, 2012 Debussy II: Sketches, Prints & Screens General Admission (open seating)
Ended $60.00 $4.29
Senior Admission
June 16, 2012 Debussy II: Sketches, Prints & Screens Senior Admission (65 and older)
Ended $50.00 $3.74
Student Admission
June 16, 2012 Debussy II: Sketches, Prints & Screens Student Admission(with ID)
Ended $50.00 $3.74

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Dillon Gallery

6:30pm Festival Talks: The Great Wave, Silence & Song - Capturing the forces of nature

including Somei Satoh, Makoto Fujimura, Yumi Kurosawa and Valerie Dillon

Hosted by Artistic Director Ken-David Masur

Note:  Tickets not required

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Debussy II: Sketches, Prints & Screens

Dillon Gallery


 In exclusive collaboration with the Dillon Gallery’s exhibit on the history of Japanese Screens entitled “from Edo to Video”, CMF2012 presents the program “Debussy II: Sketches, Prints & Screens” featuring French and Japanese Art Songs, solo piano works and traditional and newly composed pieces for koto that react to images of the exhibit. Rokudan no Shirabe by Yatsuhashi Kengyo dates from early koto history and is simple of melody and technique and reminiscent of Bach. The Dillon Gallery Exhibit's oldest screen dates from that time around 1700. The visual arts played a huge role in Debussy’s musical output.  The titles of many of his works bear this out: Images, Estampes (Engravings), and Arabesques.  In his Estampes, he provides us with snippets of scenes from the Far East (Pagodes), Spain (La soirée dans Grenada), and his own France (Jardins sous la pluie).  The influence of Hokusai’s ukiyo-e (literarily translated as “pictures of the floating world”) is most pronounced in these three works. Many other musical images will complete the program with songs by Japanese composers including Takemitsu as well as French Composers Debussy and Duparc. Culinary Artist-in-Residence Chef Lance Nitahara prepares a themed reception entitled “Secrets Oubliés” in response to Debussy’s “Ariettes Oubliees.”

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                                  General Admission (Open Seating); Senior Admission (65 and older); Student (with ID)

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