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Northwest Sinfonietta: Ravel & Strauss

Past event

Saturday, May 14, 2016 (PDT) @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Northwest Sinfonietta

Rialto Theater, Tacoma, WA

Lise de la Salle, piano

Ravel – Mother Goose Suite
Ravel – Piano Concerto in G
Strauss – Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

– Ouvertüre zum 1. Aufzug (Overture to Act I)
– Menuett (Minuet)
– Der Fechtmeister (The Fencing-Master)
– Auftritt und Tanz der Schneider (The Entrance and Dance of the Tailors)
– Das Menuett des Lully (The Minuet of Lully)
– Courante
– Auftritt des Cleonte, nach Lully (Entrance of Cléonte, after Lully)
– Vorspiel zum 2. Aufzug (Prelude to Act II)
– Das Diner: Tafelmusik und Tanz des Küchenjungen (The Dinner: Table-music and Dance of the Kitchen)

Concluding our season under the baton of Eric Jacobsen, we are joined by French piano sensation Lise de la Salle for a performance of Ravel’s jazzy Piano Concerto in G. Through her international concert appearances and her award‐winning recordings, this 26-year‐old pianist has established a reputation as one of today’s most exciting young artists! The rest of our program features Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and Strauss’ uncommon theater music suite, Le bourgeois gentilhomme.

“This Strauss is an incredible undertaking for the orchestra. It has a huge scope to it, yet it constantly features soloists and smaller groups from within the orchestra. It connects with the Ravel loosely by means of time period (they were written within a few years of each other) and also because both pieces started as very different versions of where they exist today as concert music. Strauss’s music began as an attempt at both operatic and incidental music, while Ravel’s pieces were originally piano music refashioned into orchestra music with ballet in mind.” – Eric Jacobsen

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