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Alexi Kenney
Friday, August 5, 2022 • 7:30 PM

A Weekend in Paris: The Salon and The Masquerade

Prelude Lecture by Jennifer Walker· 6:30 PM · The JAI

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The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Salons were the cultural and intellectual hub of Paris; open forums for the city’s most creative minds to engage in thought-provoking and often subversive conversations. These events, along with the famed Masquerade balls, were rife with stirring and seductive new ideas, art, literature, and music. The pieces on this program emerged from these glamorous salons and range from the charming piano duo by Debussy and Sarasate’s devilishly virtuosic Carmen Fantasy to Ravel and Caplet’s decadent and macabre evocations of Edgar Allan Poe’s story The Masque of the Red Death.

DEBUSSY
Petite Suite, for Piano Four-Hands

CHOPIN
Nocturne, Op. 62, No. 2

VARIOUS
A Selection of Songs by Poulenc, Fauré, and Duparc

CAPLET
Conte Fantastique

RAVEL
La Valse for Two Pianos

SARASATE
Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen, Op. 25

Artists on this program

Doug Balliett

bass

Efe Baltacigil

cello

Inon Barnatan

piano

Imogen Cooper

piano

Augustin Hadelich

violin

Erin Keefe

violin

Alexi Kenney

violin

Bridget Kibbey

harp

Yura Lee

viola

Francesco Piemontesi

piano

Robin Tritschler

tenor

Joyce Yang

piano

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