Winterlude Concert - Paris Rendezvous
Please join us for our Winterlude Concert. It will be a Paris Rendezvous with the North Country Chamber Players on piano, flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon. Saturday, February 24, 2pm Alumni
Please join us for our Winterlude Concert. It will be a Paris Rendezvous with the North Country Chamber Players on piano, flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon.
Saturday, February 24, 2pm
Alumni Hall, Haverhill, NH
Sunday, February 25, 2pm
Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Crystal Ballroom, Whitefield, NH
The Program will include works of Damase, Debussy/Ravel, Françaix, Fauré and Poulenc.
The North Country Chamber Players have adopted a “Pay-What-You-Wish” ticket pricing for concerts. Seating is limited, so attendees are asked to make free online reservations.* The recommended ticket price is $25, payable at the door, but there is no minimum ticket price required for entry.
“I am almost as fond of pictures as I am of music.” Claude Debussy
Like their food, wine and art, French music is infused with a distinctly vibrant spirit, and an array of stunning colors, dazzling textures and alluring flavors that set it apart from that of other cultures. In our Paris Rendezvous, we meet six great French composers whose affinity for and unique perspective on the piano and woodwind instruments provide us with music that is at once surprising, familiar, evocative and always entertaining. Jean Francaix’s sprightly Quartet is sometimes frothy and often soulful. Faure’s beautifully tender Fantasie for flute is also soaring and virtuosic. Jean-Michel Damase’s Quartet is nearly cinematic, with its colorful, sweeping, sarcastic and often poignant, musical panoramas.
Both Debussy and Ravel were masters of the piano, creating new and previously unimagined sounds. The selections from Debussy’s Image are contemplative and intensely personal, while excerpts from Ravel’s Miroirs are mystical and haunting. The program concludes with Francois Poulenc’s tour-de-force Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon. This sparkling work begins like a story, is filled with melodic invention and sweet melancholy, and concludes with a brisk, joyful, sometimes dramatic, often humorous, romp.
(Saturday) 2:00 pm