Dolce Suono Ensemble’s Claude Debussy Centennial Festival opened Monday evening with “Pleasure is the Law,” a concert featuring works by Debussy, Saint-Saens, Massenet, Delibes, D’Indy, and a world premiere by Jan Krzywicki. DSE artists Sarah Shafer, soprano, Mimi Stillman, flute, Ricardo Morales, clarinet, Arlen Hlusko, cello, and Charles Abramovic, piano dazzled a full house at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Thank you to all who attended, and to Concerts at the College for hosting us.
Dolce Suono Ensemble will give its first concert on the “Concerts at The College” series at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00pm.
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)