All-French Program Highlights Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's 'French Revelationa' at Harris Theater, March 18
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) 2013-2014 Michael Hill series continues at the Harris Theater with French Revelations, Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30PM. Critically acclaimed and award-winning society members Nicholas Canellakis (cello), Bridget Kibbey (harp), Sooyun Kim (flute), Kristin Lee (violin), Anne-Marie McDermott (piano), and Paul Neubauer (viola) perform seminal works of French virtuosos Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Albert Roussel, Jean Françaix, Joseph Jongen, and Marcel Tournier. This diverse, all-French program includes Ravel's Jeux d'eau, a serene work for solo piano that takes inspiration from the cascading sounds of water, as well as two works from Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp and Sonata for Cello and Piano-known famously as two of the last three pieces the composer completed before his untimely death in 1918.
"Our second program is a true delicacy-an entire evening dedicated to the shimmering and beguiling music of early 20th century France," said CMS Co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han. "From Ravel's masterly depiction of water at play to Tournier's bubbling Suite, this program is sure to delight."
Harris Theater President and Managing Director Michael Tiknis added: "We go back in time to one of the most influential periods in classical music history. The Chamber Music Society treats us with the mesmerizing works of six masters, all of whom influenced some of the great compositions of future generations. This is an exciting piece of the past brought to life before our very eyes."
CMS concludes its 2013-2014 performance season at the Harris Theater on Tuesday, April 29 with Cello Sonatas, featuring performances by CMS Co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han. The Harris Theater and CMS recently announced a special five-concert season in 2014-2015 and an extended three-year artistic residency, which will bring CMS back to Chicago through 2017.
Tickets for French Revelations are $15-$30 available at HarrisTheaterChicago.org, or through the Box Office at 312.334.7777; subscriptions for CMS' expanded 2014-2015 season are also available for purchase now.