Dolce Suono Ensemble closed its 2012-2013 season with “Debussy as Painter of Song,” a concert devoted to Debussy’s songs and solo miniature works, and featuring the world premieres of the seven winning works in DSE’s first Young Composers Competition. The event, held at Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, was festive and stimulating, showing the range of stylistic responses to Debussy among today’s composers along with such glorious examples of Debussy’s works as the Ariettes oubliées and other songs, Arabesques for solo piano, and Syrinx for solo flute. Sarah Shafer, soprano, Mimi Stillman, flute, and Natalie Zhu, piano delighted an enthusiastic audience, and the talented winners of the Young Composers Competition were Kai-Young Chan, Hong-Da Chin, Viet Cuong, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Chason Goldfinger, Michael McMillan, and Liza White.
A big thank you to Minh Cuong, mother of composer Viet Cuong, for taking photos.
Performers and composers at the Post-Concert Conversation