Bartok Romanian Folk Dances Debussy Sacred and Profane Dances Ravel Introduction and Allegro Ibert - Divertissement, for chamber orchestra Divertissement for Chamber Orchestra
Dan Levitan, harp
From zesty folk music to the most refined of chamber pieces, this concert is a study in contrasts. Bartok recasts rough-hewn Romanian folk dances into six lively romps for orchestra, while Debussy uses strings and solo harp in his hauntingly lovely "Sacred and Profane Dances." Ravel's "Introduction and Allegro," composed for winds, strings and harp, creates a sensual impression of a serene and mysterious world, while Ibert's Divertissement is crazy-quilt pastiche of musical styles from baroque to jazz, all intended to serve as incidental music to a farce about the search for a lady's straw hat.
Empress Theatre (View)
330 Virginia St.
Vallejo, CA 94590