***CANCELLED*** The French Connection—Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Fauré | Mahawie Performing Arts Center | Music | Chronogram Magazine

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***CANCELLED*** The French Connection—Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Fauré

When: Sat., March 21, 6-8 p.m. 2020

The greatest period of creativity among French composers coincides with the emergence of Impressionist art. Attempting to define that French “je ne sais quoi” is as elusive as describing a bottle of Château Petrus. But, as exemplified by the music of Fauré (Piano Quartet No. 1), Debussy (the prophetically daring cello Sonate), Saint-Saëns (Rondo Capriccioso) and Lili Boulanger (D’un matin de printemps), tension between elegance, restraint and intense fervor is a hallmark of the French aesthetic. There is passion, powerful emotion and a remarkable level of concentration. The mood is sensuous, pleasure-oriented, delicately colored and shimmering with élan.

Price: $15/$38/$52

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