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National Symphony Orchestra: Debussy's La mer & Ravel’s Shéhérazade

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - Saturday, April 13, 2019

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Debussy’s beloved tone poem inspired by the sea is just one of many highlights on this colorful all-French program led by veteran conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier. Renowned mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke joins the NSO for Ravel’s Shéhérazade, the composer’s enchanting song cycle about the heroine and narrator of The Arabian Nights.

Price

$15.00 - $89.00

Run Time

1 hour, 30 minutes

About

Debussy’s beloved tone poem inspired by the sea is just one of many highlights on this colorful all-French program led by veteran conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier. Renowned mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke joins the NSO for Ravel’s Shéhérazade, the composer’s enchanting song cycle about the heroine and narrator of The Arabian Nights.

Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Ravel: Shéhérazade
Boulanger: D’un soir triste
Boulanger: D’un matin de printemps
Debussy: La mer

(Yan Pascal Tortelier replaces Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, who has had to postpone her debut with the NSO to a future season, due to maternity/family leave following the birth of her first child.)

Performance Timing: Part One - 40 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 35 min.

ForeWords
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the Fri., Apr. 12 and Sat., Apr. 13 performances
Take a journey into the fascinating stories behind the music led by knowledgeable and engaging artists and scholars! Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season; each ForeWords begins at 6:45 p.m. (the Concert Hall doors open 15 minutes prior), lasts 30 minutes, and is free and open to the public.

AfterWords
Immediately following the Thu., Apr. 11 performance
Stay after the performance for an insightful discussion with the some of the exciting guest artists and NSO musicians featured on the night's program, moderated by NSO Director of Artistic Planning Nigel Boon. You may even have an opportunity to ask a question! Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season; each AfterWords is free with your concert ticket.
 

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