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June 21, 2012 Debussy V: Poet of the Avant-Garde

Chelsea Music Festival

Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)

June 21, 2012 Debussy V: Poet of the Avant-Garde

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General Admission
June 21, 2012 Debussy V: Poet of the Avant-Garde - "The sounds and fragrances swirl through the evening air" General Admission (open seating)
Ended $60.00 $4.29
Senior Admission
June 21, 2012 Debussy V: Poet of the Avant-Garde - "The sounds and fragrances swirl through the evening air" Senior Admission (65 and older)
Ended $50.00 $3.74
Student Admission
June 21, 2012 Debussy V: Poet of the Avant-Garde - "The sounds and fragrances swirl through the evening air" Student Admission (with ID)
Ended $50.00 $3.74

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Debussy V: Poet of the Avant-Garde

Park Avenue Armory

7pm 

 

The 24 Preludes have, with their modernity and innovative style, opened the way forward for composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Written between 1909 and 1913, the piano Preludes express the troubled emotional atmosphere prevalent in Europe before the First World War. Working at the peak of his powers, Debussy succeeded in creating a unique climate of transcendent poetic inspiration in each of the miniature works. The pianist Hugues Leclère plans to illuminate this musical heritage of Debussy's two books of Preludes by juxtaposing them with 22 modern compositions; works mainly by the foremost French composers, who represent the most important contemporary trends, but also by the American James Wintle, and the young British star, Thomas Adès. Both books of 12 Preludes interwoven with modern works make up a program lasting 3 and a half hours.

 

This evening’s program will include a themed intermission reception by Lance Nitahara and presentation by Parfumeur Christophe Laudamiel, who has created this year’s official Festival fragrance and will enlighten senses you perhaps never thought of using during a concert. Debussy himself wrote in 1903 that “an instrumental preparation where the perfume of the harps mixes itself with the lemon scent of the oboes, bathed in the juices of string sonorities and interrupted by pauses, in which the captured audience releases its sighs, guarantees the demand of an encore.”


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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