Mark Robson & John Walz
Music Style: Classical
A mini-festival featuring pianist, Mark Robson and cellist, John Walz that includes the chamber music, piano masterpieces, melodies, lectures and master classes to commemorate the 100th year of the death of this most beloved of the French impressionist composers.
Performances on October 5 and 6 are at 8pm, performance on October 7 at 7pm.
The Pacific Trio: Debussy’s Chamber Music
October 5, 2018 @ 8pm
Cellist John Walz, Pianist Edith Orloff and Violinist Roger Wilkie initiate our Debussy festival with an epicurean’s delight selected from the extraordinary repertoire he composed for instrumental chamber ensembles. The program includes the famed piano trio in G major, as well as the cello sonata, and the violin sonata to begin the journey into the dreamy realms of French impressionist music.
Piano Spheres: Mark Robson, Pianist | Debussy Reflections and Refractions
October 6, 2018 @ 8pm
The centenary of Debussy’s death is celebrated with an ethereal program of pianistic gems. Mark has curated selections to illuminate various aspects of the composer’s unique musical language, as well as exploring Debussy’s influence on some of his most luminous antecedents. The program includes works by Debussy, Chabrier, Scriabin, Boulanger, Dukas, Alain, Messiaen, Pintscher and others.
October 7, 2018 @ 2pm
A Master Class to explore the art of Claude Debussy and French Impressionist Music. Details to be released soon.
Night 3: Les Melodies de Claude Debussy
October 7, 2018 @ 7pm
Not unlike one of the amazing musical and literary salons that were part of the fabric of the world that circled around Debussy and his contemporaries, this concert includes a delicious survey of both well-known and more rare gems of the song repertoire that the composer literally defined in his own style. The intimate performances are preceded by a preshow talk to reveal some of the intricacies of his unique style and this exquisite period of vocal music.