The concert will launch our “Claude Debussy Centennial Festival” with a program entitled “Pleasure is the Law,” with music by Debussy and his compatriots Saint-Saëns, D’Indy, and Massenet, and a world premiere by Jan Krzywicki, professor of composition at Temple University.
An all-star lineup of artists includes Sarah Shafer, soprano, fresh from her Metropolitan Opera debut, Ricardo Morales, principal clarinet of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Mimi Stillman, flute, solo/chamber artist and founding Artistic Director of Dolce Suono Ensemble, Arlen Hlusko, cello, solo/chamber artist and founder of Philadelphia Performances for Autism, and Charles Abramovic, distinguished collaborative pianist and director of keyboard studies at Temple University.
Claude Debussy, Prélude à l’après–midi d’un faune (flute and piano), Première rhapsodie (clarinet and piano), Pelléas et Mélisande (selections for flute, cello, piano trio), Fêtes galantes (soprano and piano)
Camille Saint-Saëns, Tarantelle (flute, clarinet, piano)
Vincent D’Indy, Trio in Bb (clarinet, cello, piano)
Jan Krzywicki, Arabesques de près et de loin (flute, cello, piano)
Selected ensemble songs by Jules Massenet, Léo Delibes
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