Symphony Parnassus Concert: Vive la France!
Vive la France! Join Symphony Parnassus as we look to the great French composers of the 20th century for our January performance.
Our concert will begin with Faure's Ballade for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 19, followed by Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand. Both pieces will feature renowned pianist Helene Wickett, a leading authority on French music, who trained in Paris with Nadia Boulanger.
We will also present Debussy's Iberia, from his Images pour Orchestre, No. 2, which is a love letter to the composer's beloved neighbor, Spain. Although Debussy only visited the country once, his study of the local art, songs and culture enabled him to capture in music the flavor of Spanish life. He did this with a mastery that was second to none, according to the leading Spanish composers of the time: de Falla and Albeniz, both friends of Debussy.
Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (View)
555 Middlefield Road
Atherton, CA 94027