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Debussy_La Mer

Season Concert No. 3: La Mer

  • La Mer
    July 25, 2021
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A favourite of orchestras everywhere in the world, the concert begins with a remarkable and highly effective arrangement for chamber orchestra of Debussy’s extraordinary orchestral masterpiece, La Mer. Debussy’s masterpiece was inspired by seascapes in painting and literature born of fond memories of the beauties of the sea Debussy retained from childhood. The concert concludes with the one-act ballet by Aaron Copland, in its orginal 13-instrument version, which made American dance history. Set in rural Pennsylvania during the 19th century, the idyllic story of newlyweds building their first farmhouse evoked a simpler time and place that appealed to a nation at war abroad.


Season Concert No. 2: Respighi & Ravel

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  • Respighi & Ravel
    May 30, 2021
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The concert opens with Respighi’s thoroughly delightful but rarely performed three movement work inspired by Botticelli paintings at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy: La Primavera, L’Adorazione dei Magi, and La nascita di Venere. We follow this with one of Ravel’s most charming creations based on the fairytale collections of Charles Perrault, Madame d’Aulnoy and Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont (famous for ‘Beauty and the Beast’).


Season Concert No. 1: The Great 20th Century Works For Winds

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  • The Great 20th Century Works For Winds
    March 20, 2021 - April 25, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The concert beings with Janáček’s hugely admired but rarely played woodwind sextet from 1923. Then follows György Ligeti’s delightful Six Bagatelles for wind quintet from 1953 and, to finish this marvellous concert selection, Júlio Medaglia’s charming Belle Epoque en Sud America made famous by the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet to whom the work is dedicated.