Kevin Purcell (Conductor)

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’).